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Oconomowoc pulls out of health science high school charter agreement

Oconomowoc Area School District, Kettle Moraine School District

 As Kettle Moraine School Board members went over revisions to the contract between the governance council for the High School of Health Sciences (HS2) and Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD), the biggest change was the absence of Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) in the agreement. Oconomowoc backed out of the contract since the charter could not secure a facility within a health care provider, Kettle Moraine School District Superintendent Pat Deklotz told board members on Jan. 7.

Last month at an informational meeting on the new charter, Director Steve Plum announced the school would be housed within the footprint of Kettle Moraine High School. Designed as a partnership charter school between OASD, KMSD, Wisconsin Medical College, Aurora Summit and ProHealth Care to create an immersive environment for students to explore opportunities in the health care field, when the plan for a health care partner to host classroom space for the school was no longer an option, OASD made its decision to disengage from the dual instrumentality of the school.

OSAD remains supportive of the idea of a high school for health sciences and may join at a later date if the school gains a position within a health care provider, Deklotz pointed out. 

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