Along with welcoming 9 new teachers, the Morris School District will see new safety measures and regulations in place when classes resume September 8th. At the Morris School Board meeting on Tuesday, Board Member Doug Stahman noted that the new measures will be costing the district a substantial amount of money, and the final tally is still to be tabulated. But Superintendent Troy Ferguson told the KMRS Community Connection that the district has been receiving some financial help.
“It’s safe to say that we are getting funding,” said Ferguson. “We’re getting CARES dollars and other programs to help offset some of these additional costs. We can’t possibly know what all of those are going to be right now. But right now it looks good and, barring some absolutely unforeseen event that we just couldn’t predict, we should be fine.”
Last week, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners approved $25,000 of government money will be directed to the Morris Schools to help with COVID-related preparations.