Sun Prairie selects new middle and high school boundary lines; district apologizes for claiming partnership with YWCA

Emily Hamer:

Some middle and high school students in Sun Prairie will get shuffled around to different schools within the district come fall 2022 because of a new boundary-line map approved Monday.

The Sun Prairie School Board voted unanimously to adopt a map that will have middle schoolers on the north and south sides of Sun Prairie attend Central Heights Middle School, while those in the more densely populated central city would generally go to either Prairie View on the west side or Patrick Marsh on the east.

Also at Monday’s meeting, board President Steve Schroeder and district Superintendent Brad Saron apologized publicly to YWCA Madison CEO Vanessa McDowell for using her organization’s name in a Feb. 8 presentation on how the district was addressing a Feb. 1 lesson that asked middle school students how they would “punish” a slave. A district staffer claimed the district had a partnership with YWCA when no such relationship existed.

Madison has not changed boundaries in decades, despite space in a number of buildings.