Education

Spring break included in 2015-16 The St. Michael-Albertville School Board approved the first reading of the next two school year calendars, including a spring break next year (2015-16). The board also heard a request from teachers to allow a school location attendance exception for teachers’ children. CALENDARS The board approved school year calendars for the [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School District is facing potential deficit spending and cuts two years from now, Supt. Jim Behle told the school board in a recent budget work session. The good news is that the district’s finances are in order for this school year and next, but beginning in year 2016-17, the district would face [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer St. Michael resident Hollee Saville approached the St. Michael Albertville School Board about the amount of time students have to eat lunch. She noted that she has recently eaten lunch with both of her children whom attend Albertville Primary and St. Michael Elementary and felt it was rushed and that [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board heard that student enrollment jumped at least three times higher than expected, largely due to open enrollment. The board also approved Minnesota School Board Association assembly resolutions related to student funding equity, and took action on other issues. ENROLLMENT In its annual enrollment report, staff noted that there are 160 [...]

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Top 12.5% of Minnesota schools St. Michael-Albertville students rank in the top 12.5 percent of Minnesota schools in academic achievement according to 2014 MCA combined reading and math rankings. Math ranks in the top 10 percent and reading in the top 15 percent. Not included in the rankings, science scores ranked STMA students in the [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board in one swoop just saved its taxpayers more than $6 million by approving a competitive bid refinancing bond. Supt. Jim Behle said the school district received six “very competitive bids” for the school building refunding bond refinancing. Financial advisor Greg Crowe said that the refunding would reduce debt service payments [...]

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