MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has formed a new task force to address rural school issues.
Vos has named Rep. Rob Swearingen, a Rhinelander Republican, to serve as the task force's chairman. The speaker has charged the task force to study a host of issues, including how rural schools can share innovations and efficiencies, transportation needs, strategies for long-term financial stability and how to handle declining enrollment.
The task force will produce a report on its findings and recommendations early next year.