Education

Board reviews legislative platform A group of St. Michael-Albertville teachers attended the school board meeting and discussed their role in advanced student achievement, while asking for a fair and equitable contract settlement. The board also reviewed an amended school district legislative platform.   TEACHERS The teachers visit took place during the “Visitors” portion of the [...]

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STMA hosts Veterans Day ceremony by AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers   Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly had some very choice and relevant words of thanks to U.S. service veterans during a St. Michael-Albertville High School Veterans Day ceremony Monday, Nov. 11. Kelly, the guest speaker, lauded all past and present service members for their [...]

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Board consensus to offer full-day kindergarten only The St. Michael-Albertville School District relayed concerns about a continued funding disparity gap to area legislators Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer and Rep. David FitzSimmons.   DISPARITY Supt. Jim Behle presented the general education revenue per pupil bar chart that shows STMA ranks 327 out of 336 state school districts [...]

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St. Michael-Albertville Middle School East Principal Jennie Kelly recently sent an email to school families notifying of the loss of seventh-grader Tyler Purohit, who battled cancer for the past 18 months. “He will be remembered as a student that was very outgoing, incredibly positive, and a caring young man who loved school!” Kelly said. “He [...]

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District anticipates budget cuts by AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers   The St. Michael-Albertville School Board approved forming a committee that will be tasked with figuring out the district’s future activity fees in light of expected budget decreases. The board also approved the Q-Comp teacher pay program funded by the state, and took action on [...]

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