There is a new High School that might be coming to Kenosha very soon. A representative from KUSD confirmed earlier this week the new school is slated to open for the 2022-2023 school year if a grant is approved. Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum, or KTEC, applied for a $900,000 grant from UW-Milwaukee. One KUSD employee told us that the grant was approved, but another said it’s not yet certain. The $900,000 grant would go towards the large cost of starting the High School. KTEC is currently a K-8 charter school that is within KUSD’s jurisdiction. There are two campuses, East and West.
KUSD Says “No”
Sue Savaglio, KUSD Superintendent told KTEC that the new school wouldn’t be permitted to be a part of KUSD because it “increases competition within Kenosha.” Some are unhappy with this decision. Two of the three main Kenosha High Schools are rated very poorly from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Competition might help with this deficiency.
Many of the details are still being worked out, but KTEC High would be a lottery system, where students will be accepted on a random basis like other charter schools. We reached out to KUSD for comment but did not immediately hear back.