Jefferson and South Beaver Dam Elementary Schools Named Wisconsin Promise Schools of Recognition

(Beaver Dam) Jefferson and South Beaver Dam Elementary schools have been recognized by the state as Wisconsin Promise Schools of Recognition. The Department of Public Instruction announced a total of 137 such schools yesterday. The acknowledgement spotlights schools that help disadvantaged students make academic progress. Criteria for the selection included poverty rates as defined by free and reduced lunch data and results of standardized tests in reading and math. The schools will receive $2000 for the designation and will also be presented with a Promise School award during an October 20 ceremony at the state capital.