Changes in River Ridge School District

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River Ridge School District
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Longtime educational professional Lee Pritzl formerly served as superintendent of the River Ridge School District in Patch Grove, Wisconsin. During his time in the district, Lee Pritzl was instrumental in the district’s efforts to move seventh- and eighth-grade students to a different school building.

This decision came after inspections of both school buildings. In 2013, the rural school district had been working on infrastructure problems for some time and was considering solutions such as closing one school to save resources. Consolidation of the two schools likely would require a building addition but also would reduce costs associated with moving teachers and students between both facilities.

Wisconsin’s River Ridge School Board unanimously voted to restructure schools so that seventh- and eighth-grade students would join high school students at the Patch Grove school. Under the new system, only fifth- and sixth-grade students remain at the middle school in Bloomington.

James Taylor Headlines Children’s Charity Event in St. Louis

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James Taylor
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After numerous years working in education in Wisconsin, Lee Pritzl currently serves as business manager for Jacob’s Well Church located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In his spare time, Lee Pritzl enjoys listening to all types of music, and one of his favorite musicians is James Taylor.

A singer-songwriter for more than 40 years, James Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums during his career. He has also secured 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum records and five Grammy Awards. In addition, in 1998 he received Billboard magazine’s highest honor, the Century Award, for his creative achievement. Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame followed in 2000.

On April 27, 2017, James Taylor will headline the 51st annual Dinner with the Stars Gala for Variety Kids held at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri. This annual event raises money for children with special needs through the children’s charity Variety, which is based out of St. Louis. The charity provides medical equipment, educational programs, and therapy assistance to children around the St. Louis area.

Compassion International’s Disaster Relief Fund

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Compassion International
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Lee Pritzl works as the business manager for Jacob’s Well Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he oversees the church’s finances and building operations. Outside of his work and church life, Lee Pritzl sponsors children with Compassion International.

Compassion International is a Christian charity dedicated to saving children from extreme poverty in the developing world. One of the organization’s many funds helps children and families in developing nations recover from disasters, both natural and manmade.

Donating to the Compassion International Disaster Relief Fund helps the organization provide emergency food, water, and medical supplies to areas affected by disasters like hurricanes, floods, and wars. The fund also helps provide injury treatment, basic sanitation, school and household items, and counseling for children dealing with trauma.

According to the charity’s website, 82.4 percent of all donations go directly into the organization’s programs, while the rest covers administration costs and helps with its fundraising efforts. For disaster relief, Compassion International suggests either a one-time donation of $50, or a monthly donation of $7.

To learn more about Compassion International, its Disaster Relief Fund, or the organization’s other charitable activities, visit compassion.com.