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School Board Addresses Staffing During Closure

On Sunday afternoon, the Sidney Public School District announced it is closing through March 27, possibly longer if necessary.

The decision was made following a meeting of the COVID-19 Unified Command, a panel of health department officials and emergency management coordinators of the Panhandle area.

Monday evening, the school board held an emergency meeting to address compensation of staff during the additional two weeks.

Superintendent Jay Ehler said the teachers and principals are designing learning packets at the schools; some in available online and others can be picked up at the eleme...


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