Public Schools

Anticipation is often harder than a decision

Written by Mamie M. Arndt

Every one of us has been faced with a difficult decision at some point in our lives. I don’t know about you, but often the time period leading up to a decision is more difficult than the decision itself. Especially when there is no ‘right’ answer. Once I make a decision and accept the outcome, there is a sigh of relief because the process of getting there was so difficult. This is where we currently find ourselves as district leaders, and it is even more difficult because it affects our children and our community.

When the governor announced that all students would be able to return to school starting on Feb. 8, and that sports could commence starting on Feb. 22, school leaders across the state were shocked. Initially, there was excitement, but once it was clear what the requirements were, it was daunting.  We immediately started planning a phased-in return to school.

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Mamie M. Arndt