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(Editor’s Note: Superintendent Lonnie Moser issued a letter to patrons on Thursday concerning multiple positive cases of COVID-19 among staff and students. School officials contacted close contacts for quarantine. The School Board set a special meeting for 6 p.m. Thursday. See adjacent story…

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The Board of Education of the Brown County Kansas Special Education Interlocal #615 held its regular October Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. on October 7, 2020 at the Special Education Annex in Hiawatha.

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The Hiawatha School Board met for its regular October meeting Monday night, via Zoom, and heard from district and local health officials about possible gating criteria updates pertaining to COVID-19 exposure and cases.

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The USD 430 School Board met on Monday evening and ratified a negotiated agreement with staff. A $0.25 raise was approved for all classified staff, while a 2% increase passed for the district’s 5 administration staff members, while principals and the Curriculum Director were moved to 12-mont…

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While many were hopeful for a “back to normal” fall within the schools, unfortunately dealing with the COVID-19 is the “new reality.”

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The Board of Education of the Brown County Kansas Special Education Interlocal 615 held its regular August Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. on August 5, 2020 at the Special Education Annex in Hiawatha. Jeff Brockhoff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Those present were: Becky S…

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The Hiawatha USD 415 School Board met in a special meeting on Monday morning and was at a consensus to welcome students back in an on-site setting when school opens during the first week of September.

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After much discussion that at times became a little heated, the Hiawatha School District voted 5-2 Tuesday night to get students back into the classroom on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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Superintendent Lonnie Moser shared his takeaways from the state’s suggestions on re-opening schools with the Hiawatha School Board at Monday’s meeting, with a heavy focus on the still-uncertain near future.

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The USD 415 School Board met on Monday evening, and after interviewing candidates Jacquie Kerl and Andrea Groth, the Board voted 4-2 to appoint Groth to fill the remainder of Dr. Pete Rosa’s term.

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Hiawatha school officials are working to address the needs of the district's students in the coming days in light of Gov. Laura Kelly's announcement that she was mandating the closure of all school buildings in the state to reduce the spread of COVID-19.