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Opinion

Hard questions, no easy answers

Monday evening, in an online public forum, Creswell School District Superintendent Mike Johnson and his senior leadership team did their best to provide clarity and direction under the most uncertain of situations. In fact, by Tuesday afternoon the state released updated guidelines specifically for rural and remote schools. During the 90-minute, multimedia presentation on Monday – streamed live across Zoom and a YouTube channel – Johnson et al downloaded much more than information. They spoke with sincerity, and were open and transparent with their audience. Their unequivocal North Star is “safety for all involved.” When confronted with hard questions, they admitted there were no easy answers, and in fact, sometimes there were no answers.



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