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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 Co. Over Time

166 Positive Cases (+5)
130/100,000 population
21 Hospitalized (+2)
4 Deaths
3/100,000 population
711 Tested as of 4/4
22.4% Tested Positive

Updated April 6, 2020
Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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