La Crosse Public Education Foundation helps students with thousands in grants

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The La Crosse Public Education Foundation released its latest round of grants Tuesday, including $49,143 to help students in La Crosse.

Grants are funded based on creativity, ability to engage students and the total impact.

That includes $11,028.54 for three projects at North Woods International School, including a new walking path.

It’s an exciting day as students and staff look to the future.

“Great and very surprising,” said fourth-grader Oliver Strassman.

“Yea, it definitely was a big surprise. Especially with the amount we were asking for,” said Joshua Hein, a teacher at North Woods International School. “ind of looking at such a long term layout sometimes it’s kind of nerve racking to see. This is like the cornerstone, so to speak, of just a really large, multi-year project.”

The foundation awarded 21 grants.

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