In June we announced that the Kickapoo Valley Forest School (KVFS) has been funded by a federal charter school grant. KVFS is a new public charter school created through a collaboration between the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and the La Farge School District. It is set to open for its first class of 4K/5K children in August of 2021. An additional grade will be added each year through the 2nd grade. The school will be open to all children as a free and public charter.
Innovation in education is very alive in Vernon County, Wisconsin, and as we step into beginning a new school within the long history of educational institutions in this area, we are optimistic that creating a school to maximize students' and teachers' time outdoors is a valuable contribution to this education landscape.