Education

STMA grad addresses need for state’s first children’s hospice There is nothing more heart-wrenching than the reality that some children have terminal illnesses and won’t live for long. St. Michael native and 1998 STMA grad Katie Lindenfelser is all too familiar with that reality. As a music therapist, massage therapist and reflexologist, she began working [...]

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Proposes fee percentage increase The St. Michael-Albertville School Board accepted the Activity Program and Funding Committee’s report on how to sustain activities for the next five years, including fee increases.   ACTIVITIES A committee of coaches, parents and community members has met four times and is now recommending to the board how to sustain activities [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer   The St. Michael-Albertville School Board discussed concern about potentially higher class sizes for some elementary school students. The board also heard concerns about homework related to internet access, and discussed the hockey arena improvement project.   CLASS SIZES During open forum, elementary school parent Hollee Saville asked the school [...]

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Dist. 30 Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer and St. Michael-Albertville Supt. James Behle presented a bill Wednesday, March 19, in Education Finance committee (SF 2567) that would help offset funding inequity for Dist. 885. “I have long been dismayed by the education funding inequity for the school districts in Senate Dist. 30. The bill we heard today [...]

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Dist. 30 Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer and St. Michael-Albertville Supt. James Behle presented a bill in Education Finance committee (SF 2567) that would help offset funding inequity for Dist. 885. “I have long been dismayed by the education funding inequity for the school districts in Senate District 30. The bill we heard today in committee will [...]

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Students at Albertville Primary School collected donations during the month of February as part of the 23rd Annual Pennies for Patients program, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Students teamed together, each contributing a little and the total was an amazing $1942.87. “Our students and staff did a great job of giving selflessly to [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board supported allowing a common website for all athletic, fine arts and club activities,  This action required a one-time exemption from school board policy. The board also continued discussion about next year’s budget, and heard an update regarding the Bring Your Own Device pilot project.   COMMON WEBSITE Supt. Jim Behle [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board wishes to increase the district’s reserve fund balance from 1.5 percent to 2 percent. This is in anticipation that the district would need some of the reserve to fund future budgets. The board also approved the World’s Best Workforce, a long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning. [...]

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