Education
by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The Elk River Area School Board, at an upcoming meeting, will consider adding two “floating” custodial positions for districtwide work and substituting. Staff in virtually all district departments accrue paid time off for illness or vacation, and custodians wh...Read More
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Rogers High School just may have a few graduates taking to air traffic control in its future. At least judging on interest at the recent Career Fair, air traffic controlling was a popular exhibit. Then again there was a flight simulator available for today’s video-game-loving teens to enjoy. RHS g...Read More
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Bond referendum, operating levy pass with 58 percent support By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News Voters in the Elk River Area School District approved both a bond referendum for more than $98 million and an 10-year annual operating levy for nearly $6 million Nov. 4 at the polls. Both questions passed b...Read More
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Rogers students team to promote character A group of students from Rogers Elementary School and Rogers High School teamed on Halloween to make school a much less scary place. No, they weren’t kicking out ghosts, goblins and mummies. They had an all-day workshop on bullying awareness and prevention...Read More
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By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News A citizen-led group aimed at getting a “yes, yes” vote on Nov. 4 for the Elk River Area School District bond and levy referendum has turned up its efforts. Community for Kids set up a phone bank this past week and volunteers will be at it again today. [...]...Read More
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Board asks that food going into garbage be monitored by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Lunch may not count as a subject in school, but it has been a hot topic among students in District 728 this fall. The discussion reached the Elk River Area School Board at a recent work session. Students and sta...Read More
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Rogers students learn of college alternative at construction fair Want to earn six figures three years after high school graduation? Too good to be true, right? Actually it isn’t. Eric House of Local 34 Mechanic Insulators points out that a third-year apprentice makes almost $35 an hour which, cou...Read More
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District asking voters for approval of $104 million BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER All five of the schools in the southern part of the Elk River School District are over capacity, according to the superintendent, Dr. Mark Bezek. “When a building reaches 110 percent of its capacity, that trigger...Read More
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