We have resumed producing video of the Menomonie School Board meetings. Meetings in the future will be live-streamed and available here, on Facebook Live, and on YouTube Live.

At this week's meeting the board and Administrator Joe Zydowsky announced some of the plans for re-opening from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current plans for Phase I, which will involve re-opening of the district's facilities to the public. They have been closed since the start of the pandemic.

Facilities will be open, but gatherings will require social distancing and the wearing of face masks. They will be limited to the sizes allowed under the county health alert guidelines.  Students will need permission from their parents to attend events.

Phase II will include the opening of the schools for fall classes. The board has a committee that is determining plans for the fall and meeting every other week.  "This virus isn’t going away. We wish it would but it’s still going to be there," Zydowsky said.

Classes will likely involve a mixture of in-person and virtual learning. The district is also working on a supply of personal protective equipment for students and teachers.

In other announcements from the meeting the district will no longer publish meeting agendas in the Dunn County News since the paper is moving to publishing once per week. Notices will continue to be posted at the district offices and the public library, and will also be posted on the district's website. We will also continue to publish the agendas here several days before the meetings.

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley



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