Kalispell Schools Struggle with Staffing Shortages, Continue In-Person Learning

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, Smith Valley School in Batavia announced staff shortages due to the rise in COVID-19 cases were forcing the school to close for the remainder of the week, the first pandemic-related school closure of the new year.

Meanwhile, Kalispell Public Schools (KPS) Superintendent Micah Hill dispelled rumors circulating this week that administrators were preparing to issue a temporary district-wide closure and move to remote learning.