Parents have a bigger role than usual in K-12 education due to the coronavirus causing school closures. Teachers, students and parents are adjusting to the new reality of mandatory remote learning.
Madison County schools have been closed for three weeks due to the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Bullock extended the closures to April 24 on Tuesday.
The Alder School Board met on Monday, March 16 to discuss insulation and off-site instruction due to state-wide school closures in regard to the coronavirus.
The Sheridan School Board met on Tuesday, March 10 to continue work on the strategic plan, listened to two students’ advocacy project demonstration and planned an extra meeting for COVID-19 discussion.
The Falcons’ boys basketball team is expected to have a full roster for the 2020 State Class C Tournament.
Twin Bridges’ school board held a closed session to conclude the misconduct investigation involving the boys’ basketball team March 5. Another investigation is ongoing in the Madison County Attorney’s Office.
The 2020 Madison County Spelling Bee took place on Feb. 27 at the County Administration Building in Virginia City.
Waterford.org was awarded an Education, Innovation and Research (EIR) expansion grant to combat early education challenges in states with significant rural populations that lack options for state-funded preschool. Montana is eligible to participate in Waterford’s software-based preschool program.
Twin Bridges School Board met on Feb. 11 for their monthly meeting to discuss progress made on transportation needs, open Trustee positions and levies.
Sheridan has received a $5,000 grant from the Turner Foundation’s Community Youth Initiative, according to Rodney Stout, local coordinator of the Sheridan Turner Youth Initiative Committee which sponsors the initiative in Sheridan.
Madison County schools discussed shared issues during the annual countywide school board meeting in Harrison Jan. 29. The meeting led to discussions on solving some of Madison County’s struggles in its school districts.