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Wakefield-Marenisco board vents about irregular semester

WAKEFIELD — Students from kindergarten through high school attended Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School on Monday and Tuesday after grades 9-12 had been on an extended break.

The older students’ return followed a Dec. 18 announcement by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who lifted COVID-19 restrictions regarding high school students.

Although Superintendent Jason Gustafson said it was nice to have “semi-normal” circumstances, the entire school once again was on break as of Wednesday — this time for Christmas vacation.

The pandemic has created an erratic fall schedule for students, whose first virtual day was...