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Kalispell schools aiding students during COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 7:48 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 09:49:35-04

KALISPELL — Kalispell public schools is looking to add extra support for their students to help them succeed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Superintendent Mark Flatau says the district is learning new ways to improve remote learning for students every day as Gov. Steve Bullock ordered that schools remain closed until April 24.

Flatau says high school students in need were sent home with a Chromebook to do their classes online and next week, middle school kids will receive theirs.

He told MTN News that the district already looks at ways to potentially fill any gaps in learning students may have learning online.

“Whenever we can invite kids back into our schools, whether it's small groups, or in full numbers as we have traditionally served them,” Flatau said. “We will work towards appropriate levels of support."

He told MTN News that the district is looking at June and into next school year to add extra support for students. Flatau is also sending a big thank you to all parents during this transition to remote learning.