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School District 166 buses leaving the garage. File photo - Rhonda Silence
Instead of picking up students on Monday, March 30, Cook County Schools bus drivers will be making deliveries of distance learning materials.

For the families of students who do not ride the bus, materials can be picked up at the School District 166 Eagle doors.

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

For the school, that means launching distance learning on Monday, March 30. The school...
Great Expectations School in Grand Marais on a wintry day
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 Expectations School in Grand Marais in this March 28 interview with GES director Peter James. ...

Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
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. 

In order to receive food deliveries, the district must receive consent from families to...
Great Expectations School in Grand Marais on a wintry day
WTIP periodically checks in with Peter James, director of Great Expectations School in Grand Marais. Here's the latest interview in which James shares news of the recently launched hot lunch program, about expansion plans...
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...

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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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