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Parent to board: School 'is not working' for kids


November 18, 2020

Last week’s Sweet Home School Board meeting opened emotionally as a desperate parent, Jenna Northern, told attendees “what we’re doing now is not working.”

Board members Jason Redick, Mike Reynolds, Debra Brown, Dale Keene, Joe Kennedy and Jim Gourley attended the Nov. 9 meeting, with Jenny Daniels, Chanz Keeney, and Jason Van Eck absent.

Northern told the board that her kindergartener and fifth-grader, who attend Hawthorne School, are regressing and cry every day about having to attend school through screens. As her family lives outside city limits, they have poor internet connecti...

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