Monday, August 10th, 2020
GIPS Start Of School Still A Go
GIPS is still in the Reimagined model, despite this weekend's news that two members of the GISH football staff are quarantined due to COVID 19.
Superintendent Dr Tawana Grover held a zoom press conference Sunday afternoon.
As of today, school is scheduled to start onsite as planned for the majority of GIPS students and virtually for those families opting for Virtual School.
Should that plan change, Grover says GIPS is ready to adapt.
The first day of school for grades Kindergarten, 6 and 9 is Wednesday, while the first day of school with all students grades PreK-12 is Thursday.
North Road Paving Improvement Project
At Northwest, students and staff there will have some road construction to deal with.
The City of Grand Island Public Works Department announced that the intersection of North Road and Capital Avenue will be closed to through traffic starting today.
Traffic will be detoured utilizing State Street, Highway 281, Highway 2 and Independence Avenue.
North Road will be open to traffic from Highway 2 to Northwest High School.
Residential access along North Road will be maintained at all times.
Northwest High School will enter and exit from Highway 2.
Only residents will have access to North Road south of Northwest High School’s driveways.
Construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2020.
OPS Brings Down Hammer “No Fall Sports”
Omaha Public Schools will start the year with all remote learning and no athletics.
The school district said Friday those changes will be in place for at least the first quarter of the school year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The district was supposed to start Tuesday but will delay the school starting date to Aug. 18.
District Superintendent Cheryl Logan said on the district's website that the changes were being made to ensure the safety of students, teachers and staff.
Madsen’s Closed By LPD As Saga Continues
Lincoln Police closed down a bowling alley this weekend for violating the city’s coronavirus restrictions after the owner vowed to fight the rules requiring people to wear masks in public places.
On Saturday, Lincoln Police enforced the local health department’s order to close Madsen’s Bowling & Billiards for violating restrictions related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Officials have said that employees at Madsen’s Bowling & Billiards weren’t wearing face coverings, patrons were told that masks were optional and people weren’t far enough apart.
The bowling alley’s owner, Benjamin Madsen, has challenged the city’s health restrictions in court.