Hannum Shares Sugarbeeter News
December 16, 2020
Superintendent of Chinook School District, Darin Hannum released a report on Monday, December 7 to update the community on the status of the school district and to share current details about student populations and various programs.
Enrollments are about average. Meadowlark Elementary School recorded 161 students. That figure is down from 204, a total which was reported three years ago. At the junior high school, 60 students are enrolled, and the high school turned in a count of 105 students. According to Hannum, these numbers include online students as well as those attending at Hartland Colony.
Chinook School District’s application for a summer food program, which includes free breakfast and lunch for qualifying students, was approved. However, Hannum explained that this service does not include seconds or extra milk.
From Hannum’s perspective, the Chinook Public Schools’ Plan for Reopening this past fall has been successful. “At this point in time, we have had pockets of quarantined people but have been able to keep our doors open and in-person school in session. The extra burden that has been added to staff and students has been difficult but manageable,” Hannum said.
However, Hannum asked that parents and families remain patient as the community continues to navigate these uncharted times. “We ask that you continue to stay vigilant in monitoring your child’s health in order for us to stay in school,” he concluded.
After a slight delay, Winter Sports—which include basketball, wrestling, and swimming—began practices on December 7. Because the original practice start date of November 19 was pushed out, the first contests are scheduled to be held in January after the holiday break.
Finally, Hannum announced that regularly scheduled meetings for the School Board of Trustees take place on the second Tuesday of every month. The public is always invited and welcome to attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees.