BAS plans ‘Safe Start to School’

Babes at the ballpark–Young fans turned out with their parents and family for Men’s slowpitch softball last Thursday at Aura. Above, left photo, twins Allison and Chloe Maki, 17 months, are regulars with their two-seater stroller pushed by mom Courtney Maki. Their dad Paul Maki plays for 906 Truck, and Courtney plays in the women’s softball league. Above right, baby Lazer is greeted by uncle Danny Connor who plays for Ojibwa Casino.

by Nancy Besonen

The Baraga Area Schools (BAS) Board of Education has approved its Safe Start To School plan for the 2020/2021 school year.
The plan provides responses to three separate phases, depending on where the state stands on its fight vs. coronavirus when the new school year begins Sept. 1, 2020. All three are based upon school resuming on a full-time basis, either online or on campus. Schools Superintendent Rich Sarau reported to the board Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 in the school library. Public participation was online due to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order limiting public meetings to 10 people. “We believe this is the best we can do at this time,” Sarau said of the plan forged with the aid of a committee including teachers, community members, staff and more. “It’s evolving, a living document. It is our goal to keep students, staff and the community safe while we open school.” To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.