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ESSER Money for COVID Relief: ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funding from the federal government has been a topic of discussion at multiple school board meetings in this past Spring. On June 1 a special meeting held by trustees which narrowed down areas of priorities: the top 3 were: maintaining staffing, improving or replacing HVAC, and getting additional counseling help for students. The trustees have supported the use of funds to balance the budget to maintain staff rather than exploring any staff cuts. They also authorized advertising for an additional mental health counselor. This past week they held a special meeting on June 21 to once again discuss the use of ESSER funding. This meeting was designated toward updating or replacing the current HVAC system. The main boiler system is estimated to be over 60 years old. More meetings will be held to further discuss spending ESSER funds and all meetings are posted, public meetings. If you or any community members you know have any input please join us!

Out of District Applications Due July 1: Students who live outside of the Charlo School District must return their out of district applications by July 1, 2021. Applications must be completed annually. Please call the office at 644-2206 if you have questions.

School Starts Aug. 23: It’s not too early to think about next year. Charlo will be on a 4 day school week schedule Mondays – Thursdays except for the weeks of Sep. 6 and Sep. 13. The first day for high school sports practices will be Aug. 13 so please make sure to get sports physicals scheduled. The first day of class for students will be Aug. 23. We will not be offering “off-site” instruction next year. In the event of an outbreak, quarantines, or state mandated closing we will adjust instruction accordingly. Face coverings will be optional not required. Full attendance at activities will be allowed.

Vaccines: Students attending school must meet all state requirements for vaccinations. There is no such requirement for COVID 19. COVID 19 vaccinations are NOT required to attend school, however, quarantines could still happen if there is exposure to the virus. Any decisions to get vaccinated is an individual choice and not required although being fully vaccinated does ensure a person can avoid a quarantine order by health officials.

Head Cook Position: Charlo has a Head Cook position open for the 2021-2022 school year. This a full time position during the school year which begins Aug. 19, 2021 for employees. Meals would begin to be served on Aug. 23, 2021. Charlo will be on a 4 day per week schedule for 2021-2022 Mon-Thu. All applicants should like kids and working in a school setting. Applicants must have a HS Diploma or GED, must pass a fingerprint background check, and be motivated to be a team player. Wages are negotiable. Health insurance benefits, retirement, sick leave, and vacation leave are all provided by the School District. In order to apply all interested applicants should complete a District Application which can be found at An application can also be requested by calling 644-2206. Any questions can be directed to Steve Love, Superintendent by calling 644-2206 ext 230 or emailing [email protected].

K-12 Paraprofessional Position: Charlo Schools has an opening for a Full-Time K-12 Paraprofessional Aide. This position will work mostly with K-5 students but can be assigned at any level in K-12 depending on the District’s needs. Charlo will be on a 4 day school week schedule for 2021-2022. The work schedule is Monday-Thursday. Required Qualifications: HS Diploma, Likes kids, Has ability to work with others, Good communication skills, Computer Skills, Pass a Background Check, Flexible Personality. Salary and Benefits: $14/hr, Health Insurance, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave. Closing Date: Until Filled. Contact Steve Love, Superintendent at 644-2206 ex 230 with questions or to get a District Application. The District Application is also available at

Trustee Election: At May’s regular monthly school board meeting trustees approved a new election for 3 positions due to a discrepancy between an earlier election resolution and trustee advertisement. The original election set for May was cancelled after consultation with the Office of Public Instruction, the Montana School Boards Association, the Lake County Elections Office, and the Lake County Attorney.

The trustee election will now be held September 14, 2021. There is 1 position opening for the Charlo High School District for a resident of the Dixon School District. There are 2 additional positions open for interested residents of the Charlo School District. Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy forms are due by Aug. 4, 2021 at 4 PM. Forms are available at the District Office or you can request that a form be mailed to you. If you have any questions please call Sara Vaughan at 644-2206 ext 303.