Rhonda Silence

ISD preparing for distance learning, food program delivery

The School District 166 held a special board meeting at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on March 19 and like so many other entities, how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic was a top agenda item.

For the school, that means launching distance learning on Monday, March 30. The school is also beginning its food delivery program on Monday. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall about what this will look like for students and parents.

See a flyer with more information about the food program at School District 166.

See a flyer with comprehensive information about distance learning at School District 166 here.

Although School District 166 is preparing for an extended time of no students in the building, there was regular business to be taken care of. The school board accepted the resignation of Industrial Tech teacher Chris Rauzi. The school board expressed appreciation for Rauzi’s work with the district. The board will post the position for a new shop teacher.

The board listened to an over-the-phone update on its partnership with the special education organization, the Northland Education Cooperative. The board also approved the hire of a middle/high school special education teacher. Lacy Fisher has been hired for that position.

The board officially approved the hiring of spring sports coaches. Although it is unlikely that baseball, softball or track will proceed under the COVID-19 pandemic concerns, the board needed to approve the coaches as they had worked with students before the state-ordered school closure.