By Tim Kowols
For a smaller school district like Washington Island’s, a $25,000 grant can make a huge difference. Relying mostly on property taxes to fund its operations, the grant from the Wisconsin Technology Initiative allowed Washington Island School to add state-of-the-art electronic boards to each of its 10 rooms, something many school districts around the state have had for years. Washington Island superintendent Mati Palm-Leis says the new boards offer new opportunities for teachers and students.
Washington Island School District is in the middle of their Fall Voyage, an all-school experiential learning experience that is focusing on Rock Island this year.