Education

Walter fought for protecting eighth grade health and music, art and physical education by Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   The Elk River Area School Board approved all of its delimiter proposals, including the controversial ones that were proposed at the elementary and middle school levels. The delimiters were voted on separately by category. When it [...]

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By Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers The Elk River Area School District is hosting a series of public meetings in preparation for upcoming budget decisions. The purpose of the meetings is to provide accurate information about the Elk River Area School District 728 budget, and to seek the public’s input on solutions and priorities. The Elk [...]

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Committees from 5 schools to take their work to community by Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   Committees of parents at five of the Elk River Area School District’s most crowded schools have met individually and as group to prepare a list of short-term and long-term solutions. The group, 42 members in all, presented its findings [...]

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by Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   The Elk River Area School Board was to vote Monday, Jan. 27, on a host of proposed changes, but at least one board member said she doesn’t agree with all of the changes. School Board Director Jolene Jorgensen raised objections at a Jan. 22 meeting to scaling back on [...]

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School days, activities affected by January closings Lucky for St. Michael-Albertville Schools, the district ends school this year in May, as opposed to the traditional June ending. Well, at least that was supposed to be the plan. Four school closings so far might end up amending the last school day until, you guessed, June. At [...]

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By Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   The Elk River Area School Board approved Monday, Jan. 27, all of its delimiter proposals, including the controversial ones at the elementary and middle school level as proposed and the community education proposal with one significant change. The delimiters were voted on separately by category. When it came time [...]

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A soldier sitting on a land mine is the theme of Rogers High School’s entry in the one-act play competition. “Booby Trap,” directed by Gail Weber and Shane Noecker, debuted at the Mississippi 8 Conference festival at Chisago Lakes. Ryan Shaw has the lead of Pete, a soldier, who sits on a land mine, knowing [...]

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By Jim Boyle ECM-SUN NEWSPAPERS   Parents and teachers opposed to a broad range of proposals to infuse more technology and foreign languages into District 728 curriculum have decided to fight fire with fire. One parent set up a group on Facebook that, as of Wednesday, Jan. 15, had 3,044 members. Another started a petition [...]

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