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School Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall
School District 166 met on January 3, 2019 for its annual organizational meeting, as well as its regular meeting.

The organizational meeting started at 5 p.m. with School Board Chair Sissy Lunde administering the Oath of Office to new District 3 School Board Member Rena Rogers.
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Snow again
Local Cook County School District 166 and Great Expectations school are closed Jan. 7 due to weather conditions. Birch Grove Community School in Tofte is also closed. 

In addition, the Cook County Senior Center in Grand Marais and Meals on Wheels are closed today.

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Outgoing School District 166 board member Chris Goettl thanked his colleagues and the community at his last meeting on Dec. 13
The first School District 166 board meeting of 2019 will be the first for newly elected board member Rena Rogers. 
 
Rogers was one of the few members of the public in attendance at the December school board meeting—the last meeting of 2018—and the...

Great Expectatiions School
WTIP periodically checks in with our local schools. In this interview, Rhonda Silence talks to Great Expectations School Director Peter James about activities at the school, such as the school's annual "Self-Portrait Fair." 

The interview also touches on school...
School District 166 - Eagle entrance
The school board of School District 166 will be meeting on Thursday, December 13 for a regular meeting and for its Truth-in-Taxation session. The board will convene the meeting with a time for public comment at 5 p.m. and will take a recess at 6 p.m. for Truth-in-Taxation presentation.
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School District 166 - Eagle entrance
Rumors surfaced throughout the community on Friday, November 30 that School District 166 had initiated a "lock-down" on the Grand Marais campus in response to some sort of threat. WTIP reached out to school officials who deny that any sort of lock-down took place, an exercise or actual...
Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall
WTIP periodically checks in with Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall about activities at  School District 166. WTIP's Rhonda Silence spoke with Dr. Crandall after the last school board meeting on Thursday, November 15 about renovations at the school;  some staff changes; and about...

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I.S.D. 166 School Information

Cook County Schools
101 West Fifth Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218)387-2271

Superintendent: Dr. William Crandall
Phone: (218)387-2271, ext. 612
Email: bcrandall@isd166.org

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White schoolboarddeb@boreal.org
218-475-0122

District 2 - Carrie Jansen carriedjansen@gmail.com
218-370-1025

District 3 - Chris Goettl tergoettl@boreal.org
218-370-9012

District 4 - Sissy Lunde llunde@boreal.org
218-387-9832

District 5 – Dan Shirley
218-663-7643

 
 
Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322
E-mail: learn@GreatExpectationsSchool.com

Director: Peter James
peter.james@greatexpectationsschool.com
218-387-9322
 
  
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170
Email: birchgrove@boreal.org

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
Email: diane.blanchettebgcs@gmail.com
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