Wausau School District welcomes Afghan refugee students

WAUSAU, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Some of the first Afghan refugees who resettled in Wisconsin are back in school. 

CBS 58 is told they're children of the first two families settled into central Wisconsin. 

They're attending class in the Wausau School District. 

Officials there say the students will start with understanding the English-proficiency levels. 

Then an education path will be created. 

"We're going into this with a very flexible mindset. And certainly, our interest is to meet the needs of the students and give them exactly what they need to be successful," said Chris Nyman, the director of learning and student achievement for the Wausau School District. 

Depending on each student's English proficiency, they'll likely spend some class periods working with an English language teacher. 

They will also be given tablets to access homework and other school materials. 

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