Education

By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Jane Bunting has been re-elected chairwoman of the Elk River Area School Board. The Rogers woman was elected to the School Board in 2009 and became the chair in 2013. She got a unanimous nod from her fellow board members at the Jan. 6 organizational meeting at [...]

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Pace of change in quickening as plans develop related to the strategic plan by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Implementation of the Elk River Area School District’s Strategic Plan has moved into a higher gear, causing impacted teachers and even one or two School Board members to question the speed of proposed changes [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Dist. 728 Supt. Mark Bezek said the Elk River Area School District is positioned perfectly to get the results the district is getting today. “And we’re doing well,” he told members of the Elk River Area School Board. “But what we have in place today is not [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News There wasn’t an open forum to hear it, but resistance to a select few of the Elk River Area School District’s proposed changes for the school system could certainly be felt Dec. 30 in the board room of the Dist. 728 Offices. Teachers who could be affected by [...]

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Financing members say its time to assemble committees by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   The Elk River Area School Board resumed its discussions of student enrollment and building capacities. Board members even looked at financing options to correct issues of crowding at several schools and equity across the district. With the help of [...]

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Meeting discusses workforce readiness related to high school and youngest learners by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce and the Elk River Area School Board both act and make decisions with wide community interests in mind, but not until Oct. 25 had they met in a forum to discuss [...]

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5 schools in southern district over capacity At the recent Dist. 728 School Board Work Session the Board, staff and audience members heard scenarios for potential building expansion in Dist. 728 from Wold Architects and Engineers as well as the district’s Auditorium Committee. While no plans have been solidified, Vaughn Dierks, representing Wold, did present [...]

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by Bruce Strand Elk River Star News   Thanks to the efforts of an independent booster group and a volunteer director, Rogers students will step back in time and present “Our Town” in three performances next weekend at Word of Peace Church. This will be a first for Rogers, which has never had a fall [...]

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