JACKSON, Wyo. — Town and County electeds are honoring teachers and staff this week, calling May 3-May 7 “Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.”

The Jackson Town Council passed a proclamation on May 3, and the Board of County Commissioners passed the same resolution at their meeting on May 4. “Our local community recognizes that teachers and support staff provide essential educational, social-emotional, health and safety, and nutritional services to students in Pre-K through Grade 12.

The proclamation also noted the “challenging and stressful career” teaching is, and the added pressures from the global pandemic.

Jackson Hole High School and Jackson Hole Middle School students returned to school 4-days per week on April 12, following a schedule that separated the students into two groups, with one group attending on Monday and Wednesday’s and the other, Tuesday and Thursdays, to combat concerns about spreading COVID-19. Teachers and staff continue to use Fridays as planning sessions.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.