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KNOM’s Exchange: Three Superintendents From the Region Discuss Back to School

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Photo from Nome-Beltz Student Activities, used with permission. (2018)

Going back to school can be a stressful time no matter what’s going on in the world. But with the COVID-19 pandemic challenging our region, students, parents, and even teachers may have more concerns than ever about what this upcoming school year will look like.

Our regional school superintendents joined KNOM this Friday [August, 14th] for a special hour-long episode of EXCHANGE. To hear Nome Public Schools’ Jamie Burgess, Bering Strait School District’s Dr. Bobby Bolen, and Lower Yukon School District’s Gene Stone talk about the back-to-school plans for each of their respective school districts, and address some of your concerns, click the link below.

Image at top: Photo from Nome-Beltz Student Activities, used with permission. (2018)

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