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By Andi Bourne

Ovando students excel despite COVID-19 challenges


April 30, 2020

Andrea Tougas

Ovando's Supervising Teacher Leigh Ann Valiton in her classroom working with her students through Google Hangout.

OVANDO – When Governor Steve Bullock announced his reopening plan Wednesday, April 22, he said that he has yet to talk to an educator in the state that feels their students are gaining during this time of remote learning. He obviously hadn't talked to the teachers at Ovando School.

Not only do teachers Leigh Ann Valiton and Andrea Tougas feel their students are gaining, they said they are excelling. While many schools grapple with the decision to reopen or not May 7, Ovando School finishes fourth quarter graduating an eighth grader and one kindergartner May 8.

Ovando School was just star...

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