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Fosston School Superintendent Reacts To Governor Walz's Decision

By: Dawson Peterson dawsonrjradio@arvig.net (7/31/20)

Fosston, MN -- One day after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced how schools could re open across the state, Fosston School Superintendent Sue Chase was on Food For Thought giving her reaction to the decision. "We got what we were hoping for in this region. We were hoping for more local control to be able to make some decisions based on what is happening in our area rather than a blanket statewide mandate." Superintendent Chase also notes that that decision puts a lot of pressure on our communities to make sure we are making the right decisions so the schools can have a more normal school year. Chase walks us through how the school district will make their decision. 

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The Fosston school district is putting together a plan for all three scenarios, distance learning, in classroom school and a hybrid of both, and those plans will be reviewed on Monday, August 3rd.

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The good news for Fosston Schools is that the first day of school is set for September 8th so that buys the district a little more time to get information out to families about how the school year will begin. Superintendent Chase says they will have packets sent out to families by August 24th.

Another big question that comes along with the school year beginning is how will fall sports get started or will there even be a season. This is a decision that is left up to the Minnesota State High School League in which a decision is expected to made at their next meeting on August 4th.

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Stay tuned in to KKCQ radio and rjbroadcasting.com where we will continue to provide updates on how the upcoming school year progresses.