News Release: 11/16/2022
Sauk Prairie Healthcare and McFarlane Manufacturing Named to WASB Business Honor Roll Businesses Recognized by the Wisconsin Association of School Board and the Sauk Prairie School District
for partnerships leading to a $2.44 million Workforce Innovation Grant Prairie du Sac – The Sauk Prairie School District School Board recently recognized Sauk Prairie Healthcare and McFarlane Manufacturing for their support of the district’s schools and the role each company played in the earning of a $2.44 million Workforce Innovation grant to advance the district’s programs in Advanced
Manufacturing, Agriculture, and Medical Careers.
Both companies were honored as part of the Wisconsin Association of School Board’s 2022 Business Honor Roll program. The program recognizes local school district business partners that support the schools in their communities by providing additional learning opportunities for students and staff.
In December of 2021, the Sauk Prairie School District was selected as one of 12 recipients of a Workforce Innovation grant from the State of Wisconsin. McFarlane Manufacturing and Sauk Prairie Healthcare were primary partners in the development of the grant and advising the district’s ongoing work in developing programs for students and community members to strengthen the community’s workforce. The new
horticultural learning center at Sauk Prairie High School and new courses in Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing were both made possible by this grant funding.
“McFarlanes and Sauk Prairie Healthcare are both important partners for our district,” commented Board President Rich Judge. “Their support helped make us the only school district selected in the first round of
Workforce Innovation grants.”
Superintendent Jeff Wright shared, “Sauk Prairie Healthcare and McFarlanes are helping ensure our programs match student interest and community need. They host our apprentices, guide the development of our new courses, and make sure the equipment we use in the classroom prepares our students to be ready for further study and the workplace. We are grateful for these and so many other Sauk Prairie business partners.”
PHOTOS INCLUDED BELOW: Sauk Prairie Healthcare: L to R Jeff Wright, Superintendent; Robbi Bos, Vice President Human Resources; Shawn Lerch, CEO. McFarlane Manufacturing: L to R Greg Schinker, Production Manager; Todd Lassanske, General Manager - Manufacturing Division; Jeff Wright, Superintendent
CONTACT: Jeff Wright, Superintendent – office: 608-643-5980
Sauk Prairie School District -- 440 13th Street -- Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 -- www.saukprairieschools.org