Education

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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By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Hannah Bremer, Wyatt Martin and Tristan Sweet, of Rogers High School, have been selected for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. There were 1.5 million participants, and Bremer, Martin and Sweet are among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants and will be recognized this fall at the start of […]

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By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Amid growing frustration over the lack of a contract, District 728 teachers took their disappointment public Monday outside District 728 offices. As rain fell and the Elk River Area School Board met in closed session, teachers hoisted placards with messages such as “teachers have value,” “honk if […]

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Member’s exit to console constituents created hard feelings by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   Jane Bunting, chair of the Elk River School Board, told her elected colleagues in a work session May 5 that she had conferred with the Minnesota School Boards Association on how to bring closure to a controversial matter that caused a […]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   As Elk River school officials have approached residents in recent weeks to get opinions on which campus upgrades should be asked in a fall bond referendum, the leaders are finding no surprise that more traditional methods of outreach are getting little reaction. Take, for example, the community listening session […]

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Elk River Area School Board Member Jolene Jorgensen reported that a misconception is hampering the numbers of children completing a preschool screening. She said during a board member report that there’s a myth that some parents hold that preschool screening is a pass-fail test. She heard about it attending an advisory council meeting. “It’s not […]

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