The Choteau school board on Aug. 5 unanimously voted to open school here on Aug. 26 using a “cohort model” for the first two weeks in which only half of students will be in the buildings on any given day and then move to full-time normal school starting on Sept. 8.
The Choteau school board on July 28 reviewed the results of surveys of parents and staff members on their ideas and concerns for opening school on Aug. 26 while COVID-19 cases continue to be reported across the state and nation.
Graying Pains series
Could senior cooperative housing, a model gaining popularity in states with aging populations, be the solution to alleviating social isolation and population loss in Montana’s rural small towns?
It is not hard to associate aging adults with limited technological knowledge, nor is it difficult to understand that teens can jump onto a new device with ease. And anyone can understand that tech support in the form of automated chats or lengthy phone calls can lead to more stress than solutions.
In 2010, the Whitehall Senior Center, an activity and meals hub for seniors in Whitehall, was trying to unload a bus and a van it had been using to transport its patrons and residents of a nearby assisted-living home. The Montana Department of Transportation had designated the center that ar…