Education

By Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   Extreme cold temperatures closed schools four days this year with plenty of winter left, but how and when to make those days up or any additional snow days remains up in the air. The Elk River Area School Board plans to tack two emergency school days onto the end [...]

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Majority says to stay the course despite last year’s growth spurt by Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   The Elk River Area School Board decided to stay the course with its plans to cut $2.75 million in expenses from its 2014-15 school budget. Current projections show a $775,335 surplus in revenue over expenditures and its fund [...]

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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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