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Thanks to a late start to the school year due to construction, Monticello students will be wrapping up the first semester later this week and their leader is praising the work of their teachers, staff, and students for making the first semester a success.


On the WHOW Morning Show Tuesday, Superintendent Dr. Vic Zimmerman indicates the first semester concludes at the end of the week. As they turn the page to the new semester next week, it looks forward to adding to their 85-percent in-person learning population.



As schools resume learning out of the Christmas break, many took an adaptive pause of in-person learning, decisions made well in advance of Christmas break. Dr. Zimmerman says that decision wasn't something he felt worked for their district given the COVID situation in their communities.



The recent COVID vaccine developments are providing a light at the end of the tunnel according to Dr. Zimmerman. He gives a lot of credit to their teachers, staff, and administration for making this school year work through all the challenges.



Dr. Zimmerman continues to report there has been zero spread of the virus in the schools. He says his peers across the state that have been open all year are not seeing in-school spread either. 

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