Cambria-Friesland School District Recognizes Efforts Of Staff, Students During Coronavirus

(Cambria) Officials at the Cambria-Friesland School District are highlighting the efforts of staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. District Administrator Tim Raymond says school leadership predicted that a “Safer at Home” order would be implemented in Wisconsin so they assembled to begin building a continuity of learning plan. He says in the rush of the moment the collection of roughly twenty teachers, administrators, maintenance and support staff aptly named themselves “The Pandemic Response Team.” This team separated into groups tasked with creating the foundations of the continuity of learning plan which would be the bases for the district’s response to an extended closure. Since March, the district has taken steps to ensure its students, parents and staff are supported in a variety of ways. One example, is the Cambria-Friesland Food Service Program which delivers over 280 lunch and breakfast meals daily to children in the district under 18. Also, the school board has adopted a resolution to ensure all staff would be compensated at their regular rate of pay throughout the entirety of the school closure. Raymond says this situation is unfair to everyone and transition from a traditional face-to-face real time school program to a digital experience has been frustrating. He adds that their staff have been amazing from day one and what they have done, goes beyond anything he has witnessed in his thirty-years of education.