The Marathon County Special Education Offices located near the Wausau City Airport and the North Central Healthcare Facilities at 1200 Lake View Drive, Suite 350, Wausau, Wisconsin.

2017 Board Members

  • Abbotsford: Gary Gunderson
  • Athens:  Lori Haines, Secretary
  • Edgar: Gary Lewis, Vice-Chair
  • Marathon: Sharon Seubert
  • Rosholt: Carol Schulz 
  • Spencer: Scott Johnson, Chairman

Mission and Goals

Mission: Pursuant to Wis. S. 115.86, County Board Resolution #138-85 (11/14/85) County Board Ordinance #311 (11/13/86), participating School Boards, Marathon County Children with Disabilities Education Board agrees to do all necessary activities to provide special education including staff, materials, equipment, and other for those School Boards electing such services to the extent of the joint agreements.

Goal:  Ensure that all eligible children and youth receive appropriate educational opportunities within State and Federal laws.

Maintain Board membership knowledge of needs, activities, and options for policy decision-making.
  1. Secure and maintain professional staff with appropriate State licensure and expertise for implementation of Board policies.
  2. Secure and maintain appropriate instructional materials and equipment for student benefit with staff direction.
  3. Provide State approved management, fiscal data and word processing expertise for reporting and communications.
  4. Assure adequate facilities for all instructional and management expertise for operational efficiency.
  5. Assess needs and plan appropriate programs for all eligible students.
  6. Maintain fiscally sound management system.
  1. Provide educational and assessment service to approximately 500 students with special needs.
  2. Provide management and leadership to over 100 staff including school psychologists, school social workers, program support specialists, occupational and physical therapists, instruction staff, and aides.
  3. Maintain increased school attendance and student achievement through graduation; increase student achievements.
  4. Provide alternatives for institutional care costs.
  5. Increases employability probabilities.
  6. Provide efficiency and effectiveness in a County multi-district function for the securing of special grants and the research and development of alternatives.
  1. Board: attend meetings sponsored by the school boards association; read current literature; attend Board meetings; participate in Board policy decisions for total operations.
  2. Administration: attend meetings for chief school superintendents and Boards; read current literature; provide Board with information and alternatives for decisions; direct, guide and evaluate staff in the implementation of Board decisions; submit plans, claims and reports to State and Federal administrators.
  3. Instructional staff: participate in continuing development learning, participate in the assessment, planning, education, and evaluation of students; recommend needs in facilities, furniture, equipment, materials, schedules, and structuring.
  4. Pupil and support staff: provide local school district level coordination with regular education for disabled students; monitor instructional staff performance; participate in the pupil assessment/planning process; support instructional staff in areas of expertise.
  5. Office staff: budget management, data and report processing, word processing and communications.