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Dodgeville school administrators excited about new school year

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DODGEVILLE (WKOW) -- The Dodgeville School District is gearing up for the new school year, including implementation of a new technology program.

On Thursday, Dodgeville School District Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Jacobson stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the new programs.

Dr. Jacobson mentioned the new personalized learning environment at Ridgeway Elementary School as well as the new 1:1 technology project which he says will significantly upgrade access to technology for grades 5-12.

The district has made headlines in recent weeks after nearly 30 educators left Dodgeville area schools at the end of school last year. 

"It's an anomaly that's for sure," Dr. Jacobson said.  "We're hoping it's just a blip on the radar, but it certainly is more than we've ever had in the past," he added.

Dr. Jacobson says the teachers that left were at all different stages in their careers, but he says it's hard to witness all the resignations.

"You do hate to lose the experience," he said.

Dr. Jacobson says the mass exodus comes down to teachers wanting more money, and a challenging district-wide punishment rewards behavioral system.  He says the program is currently being modified, and the school system is looking into other ways to discipline behaviorally challenged students.

Click on the video link above for more information.

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