Several school district in Northwestern Wisconsin, including five in the 73rd Assembly District, were awarded infrastructure grants through the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Technology for Education Achievement (TEACH) program.
Recipients in the 73rd Assembly District include the school districts of Maple, Solon Springs, Superior, North Wood and Spooner Area. Other school districts in the region to receive grants include South Shore, Bayfield and Washburn.
In Douglas County, Superior received $1,625 grants, Solon Springs received $22,115 and Maple received $50,393 in Maple.
“It’s exciting to see so many school districts from Northwestern Wisconsin be awarded TEACH grants,” Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, said in a news release. “Now more than ever, it’s critical that we ensure underserved rural school districts have access to and the ability to fully utilize technology. It’s imperative that we support our schools at every opportunity. No student should be left behind because their school district lacks the tools needed to enhance their educational experience.”
About $3 million in TEACH grants were awarded to 141 school districts and libraries across the state for 2021, according to the DOA. The grants are awarded to expand capacity for rural communities to utilize technology.
Gov. Tony Evers’ 2021-2023 biennial budget includes a provision to extend the sunset for awarding TEACH infrastructure grants from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2025, Milroy said.
For more information about the 2021 TEACH infrastructure grants or for a complete list of grant recipients, go to teach.wi.gov.