By Tim Kowols
After Washington Island School students headed back to class last Friday, children in Door and Kewaunee counties’ seven other districts began their new year on Tuesday. School administrators received some good news last week when the state’s Joint Finance Committee approved a $639 million boost to K-12 funding. To Sturgeon Bay School District Superintendent Dan Tjernagel, the first day of school marks the end of weeks of planning his staff has done to get ready for this moment and when his daughter begins lobbying for more snow days. It also marks a fresh start.
The first day of school also serves as a reminder for motorists to be careful driving through school zones as bus, bike, and pedestrian traffic in those areas increase.