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Kalispell Public Schools will fill any learning gaps remote learning causes

Posted at 4:45 PM, Apr 08, 2020

With school closures extended to April 24 following Gov. Steve Bullock's directive, Kalispell Public Schools look to add extra support for their students to help them succeed.

Superintendent of Kalispell Public Schools Mark Flatau told MTN that the district learns new ways to improve remote learning for students every day. Flatau said that high school students in need of technology were sent home with a Chromebook to do their classes online. Next week, middle school kids will receive theirs.

Flatau says 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, we will work towards appropriate levels of support," said Flatau.

Flatau said that the district is looking at June and into next school year to add extra support for students.

He sends a big thank you to all parents during this transition to remote learning. He added if parents have any questions or concerns to contact the district.

The district is working constantly with their technology help desk to ensure remote learning is accessible to every family.