School board meeting Monday focused on COVID

The Bemidji School Board met Monday, and a lengthy agenda item was the COVID update.

Superintendent Tim Lutz emphasized that within many other districts of a similar size, a good percentage of those districts continue to use in-person learning for the elementary students. 

Beltrami County’s new COVID-19 case rate from MDH, as of Oct. 31, was around 63, and the locally tabulated case rate is over 100.

Chair of the board Dr. John Gonzalez emphasized that community members need to do their part to control the spread of COVID-19.

Further discussions on a changing learning model were scheduled for Tuesday, but no request for comment was returned by Tuesday night.

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