Podcast: Back to School

Jill Rocksund, the chair of the Columbia Falls School Board, joins the show to talk about what school reopening looks like in her town, plus the biggest stories from the last week

By Andy Viano

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This week, students and teachers around the Flathead Valley are returning to the classroom, with many opening their doors five days a week for any students who want to attend in-person. Most families have opted to do just that, and School District 6 Board Chairwoman Jill Rocksund joins the show this week to talk about how schools in Columbia Falls are planning to reopen safely and how she and her colleagues plan to react if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs. Later, host Andy Viano runs down the biggest stories of the last week, including the latest numbers on the coronavirus and Flathead County’s choice to eschew an all-mail election in November.

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The music in this this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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