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School District 166 Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall - Photo by Rhonda Silence

ISD preparing for distance learning, food program delivery

The School District 166 held a special board meeting at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on March 19 and like so many other entities, how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic was a top agenda item.


Great Expectations School in Grand Marais on a wintry day

An update from Great Expectations School

Local schools are definitely facing challenges during this time of social distancing due to the spread of Covid-19.  WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more about the situation at Great Expe

Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Cook County Schools to provide meals for students during closure

Cook County Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch for all ISD 166 students preschool through 12th grade beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. There will be one delivery per day. 


Great Expectations School in Grand Marais on a wintry day

Great Expectations School offers new lunch program

WTIP periodically checks in with Peter James, director of Great Expectations School in Grand Marais.


School District 166 Principal Megan Myers - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Students from Puerto Rico adapting to life at School District 166

In the past year, Cook County Schools has seen the arrival of a number of students from Puerto Rico.


School District 166 - a winter view

New and old business on School District 166 agenda

School District 166 met in the Jane Mianowski Conference Room on December 12 and covered a full agenda, ranging from personnel matters to taxes, travel and more.  


School District 166 - a winter view

School answers Violence Prevention Center questions

School District 166 starts each school board meeting with a time for public comment. At the Nov.


School Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall

School District 166 completes superintendent evaluation

At their October meeting, the School District 166 board held a closed session to conduct an evaluation of Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall.


The American Legion Honor Guard waits for the Veterans Day ceremony to begin. Photo by Rhonda Silence

School and community join to honor veterans at ISD 166

Students and staff at Cook County School District 166 came together to host a Veterans Day program on Monday, November 11.


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Superintendent Crandall shares an ISD 166 update

School District 166 had its first school board meeting of the school year on September 19.