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Alcona Superintendent says school year is not over

LINCOLN, Mich. — Face to face instruction may have been cancelled, and school buildings may have been closed across Michigan, but that doesn’t mean the school year is over. Students may think that because of the governor’s executive order, that means they won’t have to worry about any more school work.

Superintendent of Alcona Schools, Dan O’Connor says that they are working on three main goals – consulting with families and making sure that they have everything they need, providing social and emotional learning resources so that the mental of students is being looked after, and providing academic resources.

Alcona schools and others in our area must submit and be approved for their education plans for the rest of this school year to the Alpena, Montmorency, Alcona Educational Service District. “Our staff will be working on that heavily over the next two weeks virtually,” said O’Connor. “As I said we’re targeting to hopefully get resources out to parents for the first time by the 24th, but the state had mandated that at the latest it would be out by the 28th.”

O’Connor added that students shouldn’t relax too much, as more coursework will be heading their way soon enough. “The school year is definitely not over and we are still going to be there to serve and support families and students through the end of the scheduled school year with the three goals that I outlined earlier, as well as food service.”