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The heavy, wet snowfall of April 29 has led to a two-hour delay at local schools. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Due to the heavy, wet snow that has fallen on Monday, April 29 and the anticipated continued poor weather, School District 166, Oshki Ogimaag and Great Expections School schools have announced a two-hour delay for the start of school on Tuesday, April 30. 

Birch Grove Community...
School District 166 Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall - Photo by Rhonda Silence
The School District 166 board meet on Thursday, April 18 for a meeting that included discussion of financial goals and some personnel matters.

The board approved the hiring of several paraprofessionals, Michael Garry, Erin Petz and Rachel Haaverson, as well as Tim Young as a special...

Cook County School District 166 had some new students in attendance in recent weeks. Their family moved to the North Shore from Puerto Rico.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence checked in with Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr to learn more about the school district's English as a Second...
 The National Weather Service has declared the next week as “a period of historic cold temperatures and life-threatening wind chills.” For that reason, all Cook County Schools are cancelling school on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Jan. 30. That includes all schools - School...
Great Expectations School in Grand Marais on a wintry day
Great Expectations School (GES) in Grand Marais is governed by a school board and the board meets the first and third Thursday of each month. The first meeting of each month is a workshop format and the third Thursday brings more business and is the time that the board makes official motions. After...
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.
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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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

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White

District 2 - Carrie Jansen

District 3 - Rena Rogers

District 4 - Sissy Lunde

District 5 – Dan Shirley

Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322

Director: Peter James
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
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