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UPDATE: Blaine County School Board chooses to extend school closure until April 20, begin distance learning April 6

The Blaine County School Board of Trustees will be meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss potentially extending school closures. (KMVT/KSVT)
The Blaine County School Board of Trustees will be meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss potentially extending school closures. (KMVT/KSVT)(KMVT)
Published: Mar. 30, 2020 at 11:59 AM MDT
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The Blaine County School Board of Trustees voted to extend the closure of schools until April 20 and to implement distance learning on April 6, according to an announcement on the

web page.

District learning will begin with teachers making contact with students in order to re-establsih student teacher relationship. The district ask parents be prepared to answer a phone call from a number they don't recognize as it could be a teacher. Parents are also being asked to update their contact information in

. The first phase of transitioning to distance learning will focus on high school students as they already have district-issued Chromebooks and have the highest requirements for receiving instructional minutes and need to work on their credits. The district says during the first phase they plan to begin distributing Chromebooks to middle and elementary schools to prepare for distance learning.

The district also announced that Preschool and Kindergarten Registration has been postponed with the plan to reschedule prior to the start of the next school year, at a time to be released.

At the April 14 regular Board Meeting, Trustees will asses the current situation and determine if distance learning will continue after April 20.

Below are phone numbers to schools in the Blaine County School District, provided on their website. You can access the full list of announcements from the district in both

and A href="https://www.blaineschools.org/Domain/1219">Spanish

.

School phone numbers

Alturas Elementary: 208-578-5090

Bellevue Elementary: 208-578-5080

Carey School: 208-578-5040

Ernest Hemingway STEAM School: 208-578-5050

Hailey Elementary: 208-578-5070

Silver Creek High School: 208-578-5060

Wood River Middle School: 208-578-5030

Wood River High School: 208-578-5020

ORIGINAL: The Blaine County School District Board of Trustees will be meeting on Monday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss possibly extending school closures. The meeting comes on the heels of a recent order from the State Board of Education that schools soft close until April, 20. According to the Blaine County School District

the Board remains confident seniors who were on track to graduate at the time the district closed schools on March 16, will be still be able to graduate this Spring. Those interested in attending today's meeting will be able to do via

or call in at the number 1-408-418-9388 and enter the access code 963 271 274. No physical gathering of either the board or public will be taking place.

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