An Avoidable Mess: “3 Montana school districts go virtual or close due to COVID”

October 19, 2021 / Comments (0)


If Montana communities want our kids in school, then we MUST mask up and mask up our kids we MUST choose to get vaccinated if we’re able.

We are all in this together and we can save ourselves.

Unlike last school year, we now have a readily available, safe, tested, FDA approved, effective vaccination.  We also know masks work.  This school year should be BETTER than last school year, not worse.

Leadership matters.  Montana is seriously lacking solid leadership.

3 Montana school districts go virtual or close due to COVID
Associated Press

At least three Montana school districts are taking advantage of a two-day school break for statewide educator conferences this week to hold remote classes or close for a few days to help prevent further cases of COVID-19.

The Darby school district also announced it was switching to remote learning on Tuesday and Wednesday due to staff shortages.

Unfortunately, Darby School has reached a point where we do not have enough employees to operate the school,” Superintendent Chris Toynbee wrote to families on Monday. “We lack teachers, paraprofessionals and bus drivers and we don’t have enough substitutes to continue to keep our doors open.”

No public school classes will be held statewide on Thursday and Friday due to the annual educator conferences.

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