Win-E-Mac Reflects on Previous Year for School District

Win-E-Mac Reflects on Previous Year for School District

December 23, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ School News - KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com

Erskine, MN – Like many schools in the area, the Win-E-Mac school district is reflecting upon this past year. With many important and challenging events in the district, Superintendent Randy Bruer commented on many of these obstacles, such as the effects of COVID-19 and its variants, state and federal mandates in school curriculums and conversations in the community. Superintendent Bruer first spoke about the end of the 2020-2021 year and the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Student life was heavily affected by the high number of COVID cases in the previous school year. However, Bruer states that Win-E-Mac aims to continually support its students and their activities. Another topic Bruer touched on was the implementation of anti-racist and diverse education plans, as stated by the Minnesota Department of Education in the Governor’s Education Roundtable Report from 2020.

Currently, the Minnesota Department of Education does not include Critical Race Theory in any current or proposed K – 12 Academic Standards in the state. Bruer then spoke about the recent construction projects Win-E-Mac Schools worked on this year. Primarily focused on the bathrooms, the project works to provide privacy and security to students.

Bruer finished reviewing the year by talking about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The end of the 2020-2021 school year showed promise for the current school year, with in-person events like prom and graduation taking place. Despite high case numbers at the start of the year, Win-E-Mac schools currently report zero students or staff members out due to a positive diagnosis.

Win-E-Mac school is planning to resume classes on January 3rd, 2022 following winter break. Bruer congratulates the band and choir students for a successful concert and leading the district into the holiday season and new year. More information about the Win-E-Mac school district can be found on the website at wemschools.org.