Superintendent Schulte on her way to China again
JANESVILLE – Superintendent Karen Schulte is on her way to China, district spokesman Brett Berg said Wednesday.
Schulte was at Tuesday night’s school board meeting, where the board approved a new policy that appears to allow the superintendent to form “strategic alliances” for the good of the district.
Schulte and school board member Kristin Hesselbacher were in China last fall, and Schulte said she would return to forge agreements with Chinese schools that would lead to exchanges of students and teachers.
Schulte has talked of the possibility of the Janesville School District hosting Chinese student teachers in February and both students and teachers in June.
In addition to bolstering the district’s Chinese language and international studies programs, the agreement could bring in Chinese students who would pay tuition, Schulte has said.
Berg said the trip was financed privately.