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Belvidere School District board approves return to in-person learning

Parents can still choose to have their student finish out the semester virtually.
Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 8:21 AM CDT
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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - Students in Belvidere School District 100 will be returning to full-time in-person learning beginning after Easter as the school board gives the return a thumbs up Wednesday night.

Up until now, middle and high school students have had a combination of remote and in-person learning. Parents can still choose to have their student finish out the semester virtually.

Another hot topic on the agenda was the extension of Superintendent Dan Woestman’s contract. While board members did vote to approve the extension through 2024, some parents emailed in their thoughts on why they think this decision comes at a bad time.

“I do not think that this is the best time to renew this contract in a closed session before an election,” stated one parent during the public comment portion of Wednesday night’s meeting. “New board members will be elected and they should have their input on Dr. Woestman’s contract renewal. Overall, the school’s ratings and the district have been going down and maybe it is time to have the leadership evaluated by new board members.”

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