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Superintendent Malinda Lansfeldt speaks during the Dec. 17 from prepared speech.
School board approves Lansfeldt’s one-year contract
Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief • December 23, 2020

After two weeks of political and volatile reactions from the community, the School Board approved a motion on Dec. 17 to offer a one-year contract to hire Interim Superintendent Malinda Lansfeldt beyond the 2020-21 school year.  “We need Superintendent Lansfeldt’s leadership in the coming year. We need continuity and stability within top administration ... I think we need Superintendent Lansfeldt...

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The school board, as well as student council leaders, met via zoom on Nov. 5. to make the distance learning decision. After a long discussion, the board decided that distance learning will take effect starting Nov. 16.
School Board prioritizes safety in new learning model decision
Olivia Bystrom, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief • December 14, 2020

Much like last year, the in-person learning model must come to an end. With Washington County’s rapidly rising cases of Covid-19, and over 6,000 confirmed cases in total and climbing, the safety of schools in the district has become a cause for concern. On Oct. 29, the school board planned to host an emergency meeting to discuss the decision of whether or not to switch to a distance learning model....

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