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‘Exchange’ Call-In Show Panel Discuss School Return

The superintendents of all the three school districts in KNOM country; Nome Public Schools, Bering Strait School District, and the Lower Yukon School District, gathered over the airwaves to share their plans for welcoming students and teachers back to school.

The superintendents presented what this school year will look like. They were also available to answer questions from parents and community members.

Rural schools in Alaska normally function partially as community centers where elders and family members can visit for lunch or special events. This year, those activities are canceled, and precautions like plexiglass dividers, distancing, and face coverings will be taken.

Image at top: Superintendents Jamie Burgess (Nome Public Schools), Robert “Bobbie” Bolen (Bering Strait School District) and Gene Stone (Lower Yukon School District).

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