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Superintendent Crandall
WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with ISD 166 superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall about the new activites director that will take over for Pam Taylor after she retires at the end of the school year, as well as other news from the recent school...
Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with ISD 166 superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall about the recent resignation of a school board member, as well as other news from last week's school board meeting in Grand...
Mrs. Friedrichs teaches the new class
There's a new class at ISD 166 this year that focuses on language and cultures from around the world. The class is funded through a grant in the 2017-18 school year. It is being led by ISD 166 Teacher Maggie Friedrichs. 
 
WTIP's Sterling Anderson finds out more in...
Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
A group of concerned residents gathered in downtown Grand Marais on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to discuss recent reports of racism in the local school district. More than 25 people, including a number of local elected officials, attended the meeting to discuss the issue of racism in Cook...
GES
As Great Expectations continues to grow, a need for expansion is becoming greater.  WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Great Expectations administrator Peter James about that topic and...
Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
During a meeting of the ISD 166 School Board on Thursday, Sept. 21, the topic of racism in the local school system was addressed. There were a number of public comments made during the meeting regarding the issue of racism, and the board discussed the topic as well.

WTIP’s Jay...
Cook County Vikings
The Cook County Vikings volleyball team has advanced to the state tournament in each of the last two seasons. In 2017, the Vikings have the extra incentive of sending Head Coach Pam Taylor out on a winning note. Taylor plans to retire as the volleyball coach, activities director and from the Cook...

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I.S.D. 166 School Information
Cook County Schools
101 West Fifth Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218)387-2271

Superintendent: Dr. William Crandall
Phone: (218)387-2271, ext. 612
Email: bcrandall@isd166.org

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White schoolboarddeb@boreal.org
218-475-0122

District 2 - Carrie Jansen carriedjansen@gmail.com
218-370-1025

District 3 - Chris Goettl tergoettl@boreal.org
218-370-9012

District 4 - Sissy Lunde llunde@boreal.org
218-387-9832

District 5 – Empty

 
 
Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322
E-mail: learn@GreatExpectationsSchool.com

Director: Peter James
peter.james@greatexpectationsschool.com
218-387-9322
 
  
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170
Email: birchgrove@boreal.org

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
Email: diane.blanchettebgcs@gmail.com
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