Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School Approves Distance Learning Plan; Receives Grant from Enbridge

Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School Approves Distance Learning Plan; Receives Grant from Enbridge

November 6, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ School News - KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/6/20)

Waubun, MN — The Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School District held a special meeting on Wednesday night to officially approve their distance learning plan and accept a grant from Enbridge. As previously reported, the Waubun School announced on October 27th that they would begin distance learning on November 10th. Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Superintendent Lisa Weber says the needed a break and a chance for the district to reset.

As of now, the Waubun School is expected to return students to the classroom on November 16th but will reevaluate on the Friday prior to their return.

Also at the meeting, Patrick Hughley of Enbridge Tribal Engagement was on hand to present the school board with a grant in the amount of $19,400. The grant will help cover a variety of items needed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including technology, school and classroom supplies, and water bottles.

Superintendent Weber says the pandemic is hitting school districts hard in the pocketbooks due to the extra expenses and shifts in enrollment, so they are very thankful for Enbridge and their donation.

The Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School also voted to continue with participating with the MSHSL activities while in distance learning.