School Board discussed plans on Coronavirus

By Tim Huether

The Bennett County School Board met Thursday, March 12, for their regular monthly meeting with the key topic on the agenda, COVID-19, better know as, Coronavirus.

Since the meeting, the school has made the decision to shut down the school to the students for the week of March 16-20, to allow for thorough cleaning of the school. 

At the board meeting, school superintendent Stacy Halverson notified the board that the administration met Tuesday (March 10) about the issue of Coronavirus, saying they set some things in protocol as we were listening to how it goes. 

 “I did a conference with the hospital personnel, city and county the next day about what their protocols would be, just sharing,” said Superintendent Stacy Halverson. “Then I met with the school nurse about her procedures and what we had developed and we felt we had everything  in order, then all of sudden, it changed again... it’s ever changing.” 

 “This morning (March 12) we sat in with the Department of Health and the school administrators of South Dakota and listened to their information and presentation,” added Halverson.

She said there are three key things to address: Preparedness, being proactive, and how they are going to educate the school’s children if the schools get closed.

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