Unlike this week’s decision in Ripon, the Green Lake School District may choose to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area and offer after-school services.

   During her report to the Green Lake School Board last week Wednesday, Superintendent Mary Allen explained the club approached her about expanding a mentoring program to Green Lake students that would include after-school services.

   “We have been working with them prior to this on mentoring,” Allen said. “ThedaCare had a grant for a mentoring program, and they were doing that in Berlin. They wanted to expand that to Green Lake, so we’re working with them to get mentors in our schools.”

   She added the club also may receive a grant from the Oshkosh Foundation and “they would like to include Green Lake in that, which would mean we could have an after-school program that the Boys & Girls Club could help with and it would be here on-site.”

   Allen explained this wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment idea, noting she has worked with club CEO Jason Presto for eight to 10 years, “trying to get something in the school with the Boys & Girls Club.”

   Read the full story, including decisions the School Board made regarding 2020 graduation date, in the March 28, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.