A new school year begins in Watertown today! (Audio)


August 26, 2021

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Summer vacation is over for children in the Watertown School District. Classes resume today, and for high school students, the year will begin without a lunchroom.

Superintendent Dr. Jeff Danielsen says due to an ongoing remodeling project at the high school, they’re having to improvise just a bit….

Danielsen says as far as remodeling goes, the attention will turn to the elementary schools next…

Danielsen says the Watertown School Board has been working on the rules for how medical marijuana will be given to any qualifying student who needs it…

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the rollout of medical marijuana, these are different times for school administrators….

Danielsen says he expects the district’s student enrollment numbers to be very similar to last year.