By Tim Kowols
Southern Door School District is benefiting from two state programs to help improve its energy efficiency and security. Crews have been on site for most of the summer working on a number of different projects including the replacement of parts of the roof and upgrading light fixtures. Superintendent Patti Vickman says the district is able to make these improvements thanks to a state program that allows them to exceed local revenue limits to put in energy efficiency measures.
Southern Door School District also became the latest locally to receive funds from the Department of Justice as a part of its School Safety Grant Program. Business Manager Mark Logan says the nearly $64,000 received will go towards a digital notification system, video monitoring, and other security-related projects.