Tomah Area School District leaders consider impact of refugees coming to Fort McCoy

The district also worked with Cuban refugees in the 1980's

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) -The Department of Defense says 22,000 Afghan refugees are headed to the United States.

Fort McCoy could take in thousands of adults and possibly children.

The Tomah Area School District is considering what it could mean for the district.

Officials at the Monroe County military installation have been in contact with school district leaders.

“We don’t have any firm numbers on anything. Speaking from Tomah Area School District’s perspective, we are eager to assist in anyway possible,” said Superintendent Mike Hanson.

Hanson says the district also worked with Cuban refugees in the 1980s.

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