Like many other area school districts, the Southwestern School District has begun the school year with a plan that includes both in-person and remote learning. The district has implemented accommodations for cleaning the facilities, transportation issues, and food service. The superintendent appears to be pleased with how things are going so far.

Classes meet four days a week, with Wednesdays off for remote learning and cleaning. Superintendent Kyle Hacke tells The Big Z it seems obvious the students started the school year well prepared by their parents, knowing what would be expected of them.

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The district released information on its website on Sunday, notifying the public of a positive COVID-19 test by a student. He says it was inevitable something like this would eventually happen, and all precautions are being taken in response.

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