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James Madison Charter Academy surviving and thriving


Last updated 10/13/2020 at 4:05pm

Courtesy of James Madison Charter Academy

A group of fourth-graders at James Madison Charter Academy pose with their teacher, holding posters from their fundraiser where they raised money to help a veteran with PTSD get a service dog. 

Kyle Morin is having an interesting first year as school principal. He had been teaching fifth to eighth grade for three years at James Madison Charter Academy (660 Syracuse St. in Widefield) before he became the school's acting principal in 2020.

"The summer was a challenge in just trying to figure out what schools should look like in a COVID world," Morin said. "There were many days spent at the school doing things like measuring desks to make sure they were safely 6 feet apart and transforming the staff room into an extra nurses' office in order to accommodate for COVID."

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