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Cook County School District 166 - WTIP file photo

Cook County Schools COVID-19 case update

On Saturday, Sept. 26, WTIP received the following statement from Cook County Schools Principal and acting ISD 166 Superintendent Megan Myers:


School District 166 - Eagle entrance

CCHS football and volleyball to begin next week

The Minnesota State High School League this week approved fall seasons for football and volleyball after having decided previously to postpone the sports to next spring.


The welcoming wall at Cook County School District 166 - File photo

Levy, childcare and clean air on ISD 166 agenda

The September 17 meeting of the School District 166 school board started on a high note, with a report from the school's student representative, Hazel Oberholtzer.


Megan Myers - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Myers appointed ISD 166 acting superintendent

School District 166 held a special board meeting on Tuesday, September 8 to address the need for a leave of absence for Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall. Dr.


Great Expectations School will be returning to school with the in-person learning model. Image courtesy of Great Expectations

Great Expectations School director talks about in-person return to school

School Board members of all of our local schools have been very busy of late, working with administration and teachers to determine the best learning model for their schools as students return th

Cook County Schools-ISD 166 mascot, the Viking. Image courtesy of CCHS

School District 166 starts with distance learning, sets date to reconsider

The school board of School District 166 held another marathon meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, spending over three hours in a Zoom conference.

An example of the signs in the protest against distance learning.  Photo by Rhonda Silence

A small but passionate protest against distance learning in Grand Marais

With only a one-day notice, a gathering was put together at 5 p.m.

School District 166 - Eagle entrance

ISD166 adopts distance learning model for 2020-2021

School District 166 held another marathon meeting on Thursday, August 13, this time via Zoom.


Teacher Michael McHugh spoke in favor of starting the year with distance learning. Photo by Rhonda Silence

School board struggles with decision on return-to-school

After an hour of emotional public comment and nearly three hours of discussion and debate, the School District 166 school board ended its August 6 special meeting with a tentative decision to proceed