Board of Education Press Release

Board of Education Press Release

Sparta Area School District

900 East Montgomery Street
Sparta, WI54656

Board of Education

Anthony Scholze, President
Colin Burns-Gilbert, Vice President
Heidi Prestwood, Clerk
John Hendricks, Treasurer
Pat McKenna, Director
Todd Wells, Director
Amy Lopez, Director

July 6, 2022
Sparta Area School District/Dr. Amy Van Deuren Joint Statement

Sparta, WI — The Sparta Area School District Board of Education announced today that Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren has submitted a notice of resignation to the board. The board will take action on the resignation at a meeting in July.

Although the resignation follows an investigation, both the District and Dr. Van Deuren acknowledge that no unlawful harassment occurred. In addition, although the Board and Dr. Van Deuren are not in agreement concerning each of the investigator’s findings, both sides would like to see the District move forward in a positive direction.

"It has been a great honor to serve the Sparta Area School District as its superintendent," said Dr. Van Deuren. "I am very grateful to have worked with students, parents, teachers and administrators and board members to achieve many important goals over the years.”

"On behalf of the school board, I would like to acknowledge Dr. Van Deuren for her dedication to the Sparta Area School District and the students it serves," said Anthony Scholze, board president. "We offer Dr. Van Deuren our best wishes in her future pursuits."

The Sparta Area School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis prohibited under state or federal law.