Governor allows local control when opening schools in September

By Anna Jauhola
School is on for fall. Gov. Tim Walz announced on Thursday, July 30 the state will give local flexibility to open schools based on COVID-19 cases in each county. Kittson Central and Lancaster school staff and teachers have been working on three different plans since the beginning of June as recommended by the state – wholly in-school, a hybrid in-school/distance learning, and wholly distance learning.
Superintendent Bob Jaszczak said in a letter Thursday that Kittson Central plans to open fully on Tuesday, Sept 8 for the 2020-21 academic year. However, all students kindergarten through 12th grade will be required to wear face coverings.
“I strongly recommend experimenting with face coverings for your children now,” he wrote. “Acceptable face coverings include cloth masks, disposable masks, bandanas, scarves and neck gaiters.”

Read the full story in the August 5 edition of the Kittson County Enterprise

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