Park Rapids students’ summertime journey to D.C. is nonetheless on

“We are heading continue to, July 8-11, and the firm has just updated some security protocols,” Marcussen noted by using Zoom. “I just wished to enable you guys know some of the things they are heading to do to preserve most people harmless.”

She explained the tour group’s COVID-19 protocols, together with day by day well being screenings and temperature checks, mask carrying, handwashing, complying with in-flight requirements and traveling all around Washington with a charter bus all to on their own.

“The charter bus is cleaned each and every single day and sanitized,” said Marcussen. “Students will have assigned seats on the bus, so they will be surrounded by the same young children. Most probably, who they space with in the hotel will be who they sit by on the bus.”

Stops on the tour will consist of a large amount of outdoor areas as very well as indoor settings that have place for social distancing, she claimed. Meal reservations will be at restaurants with substantial-level sanitation that have compact-group seating with tables spaced apart. Lunches will be get-and-go picnic-design, climate permitting.

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“They look to have a ton of things in place that made me actually satisfied about that,” Marcussen stated of the tour company, Entire world Classroom. “They will do a departure assembly right here, coming up in a few months. That has usually been in human being in the earlier. Right now, it is probably likely to be a digital meeting, but we’ll see how that goes.”

Asked how numerous college students are taking the trip, Marcussen mentioned there have been 49 signed up, but that bundled older people – with at minimum a few teachers, one particular or two reps of World Classroom and a nearby tour manual.

Because the D.C. vacation was previously authorized, no school board action was essential.

In consent merchandise and basic company, the university board:

  • Established the payment for election judges in the unique school bond election on April 13 at $15 per hour. Polling places will be in Park Rapids, Osage and Lake George.

  • Claimed that both equally the faculty board and Superintendent Lance Bagstad experienced a effectiveness evaluation in shut session on Jan. 19 and the final results had been “that satisfactory development and general performance is becoming made” by both equally the board and Bagstad.

  • Permitted the spring coaches record, together with baseball head coach Kevin Murphy, assistants TJ Erickson and Stephen Funk, and center university coaches Josh Cook dinner boys golf head coach Jeff Anderson and junior higher coaches Morgan Marcussen and Tom Marcussen girls golfing head mentor Brent Vandal and junior large mentor Walt Harrison softball head mentor Marion Goeden, assistants Kevin Cederstrom and Ken Tretbar, and middle faculty coaches Lindsay Iverson (eighth quality) and Ashley Hensel (seventh quality) boys monitor head mentor Andrew Lachowitzer, assistants Chad Harshman, Mike Hartung (paid by Boosters) and Pat Richard (middle school), and volunteers Kent Fritze, Jake Deblieck and Joe Morgan and women monitor head coach Corey Hill, assistant Pat Richard (center university) and “to be established,” and volunteers Leah Weaver and Dana Hunter.

  • Acknowledged donations totaling $3,000, together with $1,000 from Paul Bunyan Communications to the Paul Bunyan Scholarship Fund and $1,800 from the Northwest Minnesota Foundation for a preschool protection camp.

  • Authorised a meal fundraiser for the ladies basketball application.

  • Employed Katie Eischens as center school gymnastics coach.

  • Authorised the retirement of autism spectrum dysfunction teacher Kathy Ulmer, with regret and thanks for her 21 yrs of service to the college district.

  • Acknowledged that the last 7 days of January was Paraprofessional Recognition 7 days. Bagstad stated it was proclaimed by Gov. Tim Walz “to honor all the people that work with our youngsters each working day.”

The school board’s next assembly is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Frank White Education and learning Middle – a specific time thanks to Presidents’ Day on Feb. 15.