By Tim Kowols
Southern Door Superintendent Patti Vickman hopes members of the Wisconsin Legislature keeps rural school districts in mind when it begins its 2017 session this week. While a cure for the state’s school funding woes most likely will not be addressed by the Assembly or the Senate this session due to the amount of study and time members want to have before deciding on a solution, there are other issues that still remain. Vickman says raising the revenue limits, addressing broadband Internet issues in rural areas, and coordinating mental health services are all ideas she hopes get addressed.
According to Vickman, Southern Door School District’s partnership with Door County Medical Center on its community clinic and its recent grants for technology improvements will be featured during this week’s state education convention.