Take Your Legislator to Work

Rep. Zimmerman poses with student and Knoke's owner.

As part of the School District’s Access and Transition Program that works to increase employment for youth with disabilities, our students invited their legislators to work last month. Senator Patty Schachtner and Representative Shannon Zimmerman joined the students at their various worksites including Knoke’s Chocolates, Croix Gear, and Christian Community Homes.

Did you know…

  • People with disabilities have a 48% higher tenure at their jobs as compared to their peers.
  • People with disabilities have 34% fewer safety accidents.
  • Absenteeism is 40% less than that of their peers.
  • 90% of people with disabilities perform equal to, or better than that of their peers.

Are you a community partner who wants to get involved with this amazing program? Contact Robin Rivard at [email protected]

Senator Schachtner with student at Knoke's. Senator Schachtner and student at Knoke's. Student posing with representatives from Croix Gear and Senator Schachtner. Students talking with Rep. Zimmerman. Students with Rep. Zimmerman and their teacher Robin Rivard. Student and Senator Schachtner at construction site.