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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...
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...

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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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