Mahnomen School Board Addresses Short & Long Term Facility Needs

Mahnomen School Board Addresses Short & Long Term Facility Needs

February 11, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, February 8th. At the meeting the board had some discussions on facility update for both the short and long term future. For the short term, the board approved going forward with replacing an HVAC unit in the elementary, according to Mahnomen Superintendent Jeff Bisek.

Long term, the facilities committee is taking a look at the building needs for the district post-COVID. Superintendent Bisek says the pandemic will likely change how schools operate well into the future and they would like to stay on top of that.

The Mahnomen School Board also approved some minor changes to this year’s calendar that Bisek notes will provide students with an extra day for spring break.

And some good news in regards to enrollment, which was down to start the year. Bisek says that as they start the 2nd half of the school year, enrollment is actually up now up compared to last year, but the district is seeing a drop in average daily attendance.

Superintendent Bisek also reported that there have been no cases of COVID-19 in the district since the return from Holiday break and all staff have been offered the first round of the vaccine. Some have also already received the 2nd dose.