The Washington School District is getting a chunk of the nearly six-million dollars recently released by the Iowa Department of Education. Washington School’s will get 100-thousand-dollars to to upgrade fire safety equipment such as smoke and heat detectors. The money will also help pay for improved emergency exits. The funds became available through a pilot program started by Democratic Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. Harkin says when teachers don’t have to worry about the limitations of their classrooms, the opportunities for creative learning become easier to imagine.