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School District 166 Principal Megan Myers - Photo by Rhonda Silence
In the past year, Cook County Schools has seen the arrival of a number of students from Puerto Rico. In addition to adapting to our winter climate, these students—two in 11th grade; one in eighth grade and one third-grader—face the challenge of learning a second language, while...
School District 166 - a winter view
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.  

Personnel changes
A number of personnel matters were at the top of the agenda. The...
School District 166 - a winter view
School District 166 starts each school board meeting with a time for public comment. At the Nov. 21 board meeting, a community member asked questions about the school’s relationship with the...
School Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall
At their October meeting, the School District 166 board held a closed session to conduct an evaluation of Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall. School Board Chair Sissy Lunde said notes from that evaluation would be shared at the next school board meeting, which is Thursday, November 21.

The American Legion Honor Guard waits for the Veterans Day ceremony to begin. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Students and staff at Cook County School District 166 came together to host a Veterans Day program on Monday, November 11. The school once again partnered with American Legion Post 413 to open the program with the Post 413 Honor Guard posting the flags.

After the flags were posted,...
Cook County School District 166 - WTIP file photo.JPG
School District 166 had its first school board meeting of the school year on September 19. On the agenda was approval of the district’s preliminary levy, acceptance of contracts for some employees and the hiring of some new staffers.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with...
Dr. William Crandall is superintendent for ISD 166 and 381, which includes the Two Harbors High School. Image by ISD 381
Two Harbors High School was closed on Thursday, September 19, after school staff heard about a possible threat.

Dr. Bill Crandall, superintendent of School District 381, as well as Cook County’s School District 166, said that Two Harbors High School Principal Jay Belcastro,...

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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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