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The School Board invited the public for a free breakfast at Calico Cupboard, but almost no one came. In fact, only three members of the public showed up to dine with the School Board members Thursday morning. 

The School Board invited the public for a free breakfast at Calico Cupboard, but almost no one came. In fact, only three members of the public showed up to dine with the School Board members Thursday morning.

The Anacortes School Board has been trying to reach out to various sectors of the community, partly to hear from citizens what they think of how the schools are doing. And, partly to let people know just how the schools here are run.

To this end, the School Board has scheduled monthly sessions with various groups within the community, such as Chamber of Commerce members, union leaders, other government leaders. The School Board calls the program to foster greater connection with island residents Linkages.

The Thursday breakfast with the School Board was paid for by an anonymous private citizen, a fact stressed to us a couple of times during the meeting. The donor had arranged to pay whatever costs were incurred for breakfast for everyone who attended. Seven School Board members were there along with a few school district staff and three citizens.

A school district press released described the event. “The majority of the time will be yours to “link” both formally and informally with our Board members and to provide them feedback on the job you think our District is doing in educating our students.”

The next Linkage session, for Anacortes High School grads, will be lunch on Dec. 18. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,609 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

358,592 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,434 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 17, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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