Ada-Borup School Board News & Notes
By Mark Askelson firstname.lastname@example.org (10/14/20)
Ada, MN — During their regular monthly board meeting, the Ada-Borup School Board approved a switch from full, in-person learning to a hybrid model for all middle and high school students in grades 7-12 beginning after the MEA break on October 19th. 6th grade students will continue to follow their in-person learning model. Ada-Borup Superintendent Aaron Cook says they chose to switch modes with the current bi-weekly County COVID case rate, which currently sits at 12.2, expected to increase considerably in the near future.
According to a letter sent out to Ada-Borup families, students will be split into two groups, a Red group and Gray group to determine which days they be in school and which days they will be at home. Under that hybrid model, the groups will alternate in-person and at home learning on a weekly basis. Elementary students will continue their same in-person education as well. While they have had staff and students quarantined at various times, Superintendent Cook notes that there have been no known COVID-19 cases in the school.
Also at Tuesday morning’s meeting, the school board received their annual audit report. Cook says the district looks to be in good financial shape.
And to help their finances even more, Cook says the school board approved the sale of their 2014 and 2015 bonds, which will result in a few hundred thousand dollars in savings just from interest rates.
Superintendent Cook and Board Member Paul Johnson will join the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this Thursday at 9am to further discuss this week’s meeting.