WHA Veteran Board Member Vicki White has Been Selected to the Minnesota School Board's All State School Board
WHA Veteran Board Member Vicki White has Been Selected to the Minnesota School Board's All State School Board

Now in her 23rd year on the School Board, Vicki has participated in over 600 hours of training and has represented the district proudly on a local and State level. She was recognized at last night's regular Board meeting for this achievement. The formal presentation of the award will be at the MSBA Leadership Conference luncheon. Vicki is one of six board members in the state to be selected this year.

Below is an excerpt from her nomination form. 

How has this board member impacted the local board, school district, or student achievement during their school board service? 

Please give an example: Vicki is the mainstay of the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District. She has 22 years of service to the district. She is consistent with her expectations. When it comes to major Board decisions she consistently asks: How will it impact ALL kids? Does it follow our policies? And will it advance us in our strategic plan. She is a true leader.

Pictured Left to Right, Back to Front: Tristan Ehlenfeldt, Ben Jacobson, Superintendent-Kevin Wellen, Keane Johnson, Chair-Lori Stein, Clerk-Shannon Pfieffer, Treasurer-Vicki White, Vice Chair-Linda Arts

Summer EBT Program

Summer EBT will begin this summer for students who qualify under the free and reduced eligibility category. While everyone received free meals at school this year, a family would still need to have an approved application or be directly certified through things like Medicaid, SNAP, TANF or MFIP/FDPIR in order to receive the Summer EBT funds. Even if you had a card from P-EBT (the EBT program that was run during the pandemic) you will be receiving a new S-EBT card. The school only facilitates this program by sending a list of eligible students to the state for procession, the S-EBT cards themselves are mailed from the state directly to the family; an incorrect address on file could prevent you from receiving a card. Only children that are enrolled in school are eligible. Homeschool and online students are not part of the school's submission, but rather qualify directly with the state if they have one of the eligibility statuses listed above (exception-Medicaid in some cases).

If you did not receive a letter from the school this year stating you were free/reduced eligible, but you think you would qualify, you can still fill out a household application and turn it in to the District Office. Deadlines for submission to receive benefits are May 31st and August 31st. After July 1st you would need to fill out the new 2024-2025 application that will be sent home in school packets this summer. If you have any questions please call the District Office at 218-547-4206.