At the Hancock School Board meeting last night Superintendent Steve Patchin informed the group there are a couple of students who are quarantining. The students did not contract the illness at school, but rather a family member tested positive. And students and families are playing it safe right now. Patchin said that they do have the ability to perform testing at schools.
School districts across the Upper Peninsula are in contact with each other, giving updates on COVID spread within buildings.
The school district also began accepting bids for winter snow removal this week. Patchin also reported that the district website rollout was successful, and is optimized for the district to update families on emergencies, events and reports. The m-step reports also showed the Hancock schools did better than the state average in a variety of fields thanks to the hard work of teachers over the past year, particularly at the elementary level. And the district also accepted the resignation of two teachers, hired two new instructors, and an additional 7 new staff members for the 2021-22 school year.