Zoom Webinar: Return to School with Superintendent Hill
On Wednesday, August 12 from 2:00 to 2:45pm, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce will partner with new Kalispell Public Schools Superintendent, Micah Hill, to host a live webinar with updates about returning to school along with a Q and A session. The online event is free and open to the public.
There is a lot of uncertainty around what the 2020-2021 school year will look like, especially as school districts across the state have begun making announcements about their plans, which seem to differ slightly around in-person learning, schedules, mask requirements, activities and more. As Kalispell Public Schools has been working diligently throughout the spring and summer to develop its plan for returning to school, know that they have been diligently thinking through and planning this re-entry with the necessary modifications to minimize health risks for students, staff, and families.
Annually, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly luncheon on various topics of interest to the community, and for the last two years, the August event has featured updates from Kalispell Public Schools as construction projects like Rankin Elementary and the renovation of Flathead High School have been completed. In Wednesday’s update, Micah Hill will also provide a brief update on the newly completed H.E. Robinson Ag Center and Linderman Education Center.
Micah Hill recently stepped into this role, after past Superintendent, Mark Flatau, retired on July 1. Hill has 19 years of experience in the Kalispell Public School District, most recently as principal of Glacier High School. In a recent letter to district families, Hill said, “I want you to know that I am humbled by the unique and challenging timing of taking over this role. While there are clearly many challenges ahead, I am grateful to be entrusted in this position. I am committed to leading Kalispell Public Schools with all my heart. Thank you in advance for your support as we move forward together.”
In addition to navigating the uncertainties of COVID-19, Superintendent Hill also plans to focus on several key goals, which include developing a strategic plan that addresses the financial stability of our district, long-range facility planning, and continued improvement in student achievement.