Hillsboro School Board News & Notes from December Meeting

Hillsboro School Board News & Notes from December Meeting

December 11, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/11/20)

Hillsboro, ND — The Hillsboro School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday morning, December 10th. At the meeting the board approved an increase of telehealth services with the Village Family Service Center based out of Grand Forks.  Hillsboro School Superintendent Paula Suda says there has been an increased need for student mental health services with the ongoing pandemic.

The school board discussed a couple of options for the 2021-2022 school calendar on Thursday morning and did make a decision for next year. Superintendent Suda gives some highlights of the school calendar they adopted.

The Hillsboro School also recently received guidance on fan capacity for the upcoming winter sports season, which gets underway next week. The North Dakota High School Activities Association will allow for up to 150 people, but Suda says for at least for the first handful of games they will limit their attendance to parents only.

Also at this week’s meeting, the board got an update on distance learners, close contacts, and positives in the district. Superintendent Suda they are slowly getting more and more students back into the classrooms.

The Hillsboro School Board also approved a number of amendments to their school policies.