Next week, Southern Boone students will return to in-person classes for the first time in nearly six months. Six months?! Sure enough, March 18th was the last day that school was in session before COVID-19 changed everything. I know that September 8th has been circled on a lot of calendars by folks who have been looking forward to the return of school and a sense of normalcy. I also know that just as many people are feeling apprehensive about the date as well. Some of them are children.

Travis Naughton

I would like to take this opportunity to directly address the students of SoBoCo, on behalf of the teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, paraprofessionals, instructional aids, secretaries, nurses, therapists, administrators, cafeteria workers, custodians, maintenance staff, groundskeepers, bus drivers, and school board members of our district. Parents, I hope you will do me a big favor by asking your kids to read the following letter. If your children aren’t reading on their own yet, please read it aloud to them. Thank you so much.

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