Here is the response received from Debi List, school board president for Byron-Bergen for the questions we sent each individual board member of the school district. List said this served as a group response. A group response was not an option given to the school board members.
The school board members who failed to provide their own responses:
- Debra List
- Yvonne Ace-Wagoner
- Kimberly Carlson
- William Forsyth
- Tammy Menzie
- Amy Phillips
- Jennifer VanValkenburg
We appreciate that you are looking for individual statements from Board members however the Byron-Bergen Board members choose to reply as one. The Byron-Bergen Board of Education fully supports the decision of our district of to bring children back to school as long as we are able to do it safely and with all the many precautions as we can provide to our students and their families. With the CDC guidelines we are able to bring PreK-5Th grade in everyday, but unfortunately the district is not able to bring back all students in 6Th to 12th grade for in person learning 5 days a week and that we will need to do a hybrid model.
Any parent that has reached out to our board members understands the situation and knows that the Byron-Bergen school district is doing what is best for kids.