Fosston Summer School Wraps Up; School Board Recap for July Meeting
By: Mary Balstad
Fosston, MN – The summer holiday is almost over for many students, but for some the learning continued into the season. Summer school classes for the Fosston school district this year were officially dismissed on July 1st. Superintendent Sue Chase highlighted the hands-on teaching and inclusion of 7th and 8th grade students as part of this year’s classes. Chase states that this curriculum was a very successful teaching method, as it allowed for students who fell behind due to the challenges of distance learning to catch up. A summer preschool program is currently in session for the first time. Chase explains the program as well as the intentions behind holding summer school for younger students.
The Fosston School Board convened on Thursday, July 15th. Included in the agenda was the approval of 2021-2022 fall coaching assignments, request to negotiate the superintendent contract, and beneficial operational items, such as a waiver for technology fees.
Chase also covers the accomplishments from the Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan. This includes taking down the trees in front of the high school, as those were seen as a safety hazard, and analyzing the structural issues around the gym.
As the start of the school year slowly arrives, Chase answers any questions in terms of masks and health concerns.
In case of bad weather, E-Learning Days will be implemented if planned ahead. More information and updates can be found on the Fosston School website.