State superintendent Tony Evers stopped by Menomonie High school today, to tour and interact with staff and students about the success of their career and technical education department. The department contains several programs that give students a head-start on preparing for college and careers. Fox 25-48’s Abigail Hantke has more.
“Being in Madison and kind of insulated by political rhetoric, its good but it’s not a great learning experience to get out and visit schools I think is absolutely important to my job.”
Thursday, state superintendent Tony Evers ventured through Menomonie High school, visiting with staff and students about the numerous opportunities available through career and technical education advancing students for life after high school.
“I think it was very interesting, for me being able to see an elected official, was really cool because I think I might go into political science at UW-Madison.”
This was actually state superintendent Evers second time visiting Menomonie High school, and he says the school has grown a lot from his first visit in the 1970s.
“It was an outstanding way to highlight the end of our referendum project but also the connections that our students have with a lot of community agencies and of course being college and career ready.”
District administrator Joe Zydowsky says Evers visit was a nice opportunity to celebrate their programs.
“I think that our partnerships with the university, with the tech schools with our area businesses is something that’s unmatched in our area.”
Abigail Hantke, FOX 25-48 News at 9.