Education

by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   As Elk River Area School District principals and officials are planning for school to resume in about five weeks, they are asking the School Board to consider amending the pay scale for substitute teachers. The district’s current pay scale for those workers has been in place without changes since [...]

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Kaleidoscope Charter School of Otsego has received approval by the State of Minnesota and their authorizer, Volunteers of America, to expand through 12th grade. KCS is a tuition free, public charter school serving families in the Otsego, Elk River, Rogers, Albertville, Monticello, St. Michael, Big Lake and Zimmerman communities. KCS prides itself on offering a [...]

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Plans include 3rd wing for Rogers High School by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   The Elk River Area School Board agreed to present $104 million in bond and levy questions before all district voters next Election Day. Officials will enter the 2014-15 school year with intent to address space needs at Rogers High School and [...]

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$98 million package to include Rogers auditorium by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   The Elk River Area School Board anticipates voting on a bond and operating levy referendum slated for the November elections. The district property improvements and additions that board members reviewed in a proposal during a June 16 workshop would require estimated bonding [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Elk River Area School Board elections have a history of providing some of the most hotly contested area races. The number of candidates often hits double digits. Not this year. Three of the five Elk River Area School Board on this fall’s ballot will not have a [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   The Elk River Area School Board approved a two-year teachers contract that district officials say will help the district maintain workforce competitiveness and plan for financial challenges. The salary schedule will be improved by 1.25 percent the first year of the contract and 1.5 percent the second [...]

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Teachers approve pact with increases, changes to salary by Jim Boyle ELK RIVER STAR NEWS   The Elk River Area School Board was to vote on a tentative two-year teachers contract June 9 that will provide both increases and changes to the teachers salary schedule. Teachers in the Elk River Education Association approved the two-year [...]

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The Rogers High School bands and choirs recently presented their spring Pops Concert “Stage and Screen” evening at Zabee Theatre in Elk River. “This concert signifies the culmination of a full year of very hard work and dedication by our fine young musicians,” said Christopher Moore, band director. “I am truly impressed by the tremendous improvement [...]

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