The Winooski School District is giving students and families an extra special welcome this year.
You may have noticed a new digital sign along US Route 7. The sign, which was put in last week, displays pictures of students. It also welcomes families back to school in different languages including Nepali, Burmese and Vietnamese.
Overall, New Americans make up approximately 35 percent of the district’s total student population.
“We are able to welcome all of our students and their families back to school at the beginning of the year, and we’ll be able to run various messages in various languages so that everyone will have access to all the important events that are going on in our school,” says Winooski School District Superintendent, Sean McMannon.
It cost about $25,000. The Parent Teacher Organization chipped in $10,000. The rest was covered by the district’s capital reserve funds.