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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.

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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,...
School District 166 Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall - Photo by Rhonda Silence
The school board of Cook County Schools/School District 166 met on Thursday, August 15. On the agenda was a variety of issues related to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

There were several personnel matters, such as hiring LPN Tim Young to work in the school nurse’s...
ISD 166 Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall at a recent school board meeting - Photo by Rhonda Silence
The School District 166 school board met on Thursday, July 25 in the Jane Mianowski conference room at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. WTIP caught up with Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall after the meeting to get his thoughts on actions at the meeting.

There were a number of...
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...

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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 - Rena Rogers


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: birchgrove@boreal.org
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