Antigo School District administrator announces retirement, new superintendent confirmed

Published: Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:47 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2023 at 10:28 PM CDT
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ANTIGO, Wis. (WSAW) - The Unified School District of Antigo has announced that District Administrator Julie Sprague has announced her retirement.

Sprague submitted a notice of retirement to the school board, which accepted her resignation Monday night during the Board of Education meeting.

In a letter read during the meeting by Danny Pyeatt, Board President, Sprague said “I have been honored to serve as your superintendent for the last 5 years, and I’m grateful to the wonderful students, families, dedicated staff and schoolboard members.” She also added that she wished the best for the district as it moved forward.

Pyeatt responded to her comment with “On behalf of the school board I would like to thank Dr. Sprague for her years of service to the Unified School District of Antigo, and we do wish her well,” he said.

Pyeatt confirmed that Glenda Oginski will take over immediately.

Julie Sprague announced her retirement and Glenda Oginski will take over immediately

Monday night’s Antigo School Board meeting was pretty busy. The retirement of Julie Sprague was a hot topic and plenty of people had their opinions.

“She is from the area, I don’t know what she is do, she was very poorly treated by some of the school board and there’s just no justice to that”, said John Thomas, Retired Teacher from Milwaukee Public School District, From Antigo

Mary Hayes a former employee of Antigo School District shared her concerns about the district, “We are one of the poorest school districts in Wisconsin for one thing, can we really afford to spend money buying out the contract of a perfectly competent person,” said Hayes.

Some concerned citizens gave their opinions during the public comment, “If everyone from the school board to teachers are expendable the children are too”