By Tim Kowols
Algoma School District hopes by taking away one major concern for families, it will leave their smiles a little brighter. For the third year in a row, the school district and Bridging Brighter Smiles will offer preventative dental care to all families right to the building for participating students. Superintendent Nick Cochart says he was approached by the organization two years ago and believes anything making life a little bit easier on the families the district serves is for the better.
Cochart says there is no out of pocket cost to the students if they are on BadgerCare, but interested Algoma School District families need to fill out the necessary paperwork to be eligible participate. Last year, Bridging Brighter Smiles served 338 students at Kewaunee County’s three school districts, including 123 at Algoma.