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.