As you know, we are implementing a 45 minute early release daily to facilitate the delivery of virtual instruction. This requires us to submit a waiver of instructional hours to the Department of Public Instruction. Additionally, this waiver will cover our students who have selected the virtual option and all of our students if and when we need to transition into a virtual environment.

As a requirement of submitting a waiver, we need to hold a public hearing on this matter. That public hearing will be on Monday, September 14th as part of the Regular Board Meeting.

If you reside in the Westby Area School District and are in support of this waiver request, please respond "yes" to this message by emailing Barb Rugg at barb.rugg@westby-norse.org or by calling 608-634-0101 by Friday, September 11, 2020.

Thank you.

Steve Michaels
District Administrator
Westby Area School District