School year starts with in-person classes


September 10, 2020

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Senior Elizabeth Stuart and freshman Sean McDonald in the Wrangell High School Library.

Wrangell Public School District has opened its new year with in-person classes. The final decision between in-person and online classes was made the Thursday before the first day of school, on Sept. 3.

In a school board meeting on Aug. 31, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said Sept. 3 was the soft deadline for a final decision, upon consideration of the district's enrollment numbers and staffing needs.

"Taking into account our current staffing model, student enrollment numbers, and mitigation plan, Wrangell Public Schools will open Evergreen Elementary, Stikine Middle School, and Wrangell Hi...

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