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'She's ghosted us,' Pioneer teacher says of superintendent


January 27, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Pioneer Elementary School second-grade teacher Meagan MacKenzie, left, and then-principal Amy Koster greet students receiving online instruction in October 2020. MacKenzie taught from her car during seven days of remote learning.

On Jan. 11, Pioneer Elementary and Middle School students and teachers were given about 20 minutes notice to evacuate the schools due to an outbreak of COVID and staff shortages.

For seven school days, instructors taught remotely, which was a challenge for three teachers who don't have internet at their homes. Some teachers gave lessons while sitting in their cars in the middle school parking lot.

Teachers shared their challenges and concerns Tuesday evening at the Pioneer School Board meeting conducted via Google. They also asked about the absence of Superintendent Jill Diehl, a month afte...

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