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The Valier Schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. The Valier School Board met earlier this week and after careful deliberation and “discussion from health professionals, trustees, parents, and members of the public” voted 4-2 not to reopen the schools, announced Supt. Julie Gaffney in her update on the Valier Schools website.

For future updates, check the school website at:

https://sites.google.com/a/valier.k12.mt.us/homepage/

Gaffney’s update on the meeting appears below:

I would like to thank everyone who joined last night's board meeting to discuss whether or not to reopen the school for on-site learning on May 7. There was considerable deliberation and input from health professionals, trustees, parents, and members of the public. 

In a vote of 4 - 2, the Valier School Trustees voted to continue with remote learning and not reopen the school to on-site instruction through the remainder of the school year. 

New classwork for seniors will end on May 8, and their last week of school will be focused on final wrap-up with teachers, scholarship completion, and graduation preparation. 

Graduation is still planned for May 16 at 2 p.m., but the school is awaiting guidelines from the Public Health Department on the best practices for conducting the graduation ceremony safely. 

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