Education

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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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer   The cities of St. Michael and Albertville conducted a joint meeting with the St. Michael-Albertville School Board. STMA Supt. Jim Behle began the meeting by giving the cities an overview of the school district financial situation. Current projections show that the district will have a deficit of over $1 [...]

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Board approves legislative resolutions The St. Michael-Albertville School District signed off on five bullet points improvement areas for the 2014 legislature to consider, including greater equity and fixing unfunded mandates.   LEGISLATURE Supt. Jim Behle noted that school board chairperson Doug Birk is a member of the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Delegate Assembly, and [...]

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St. Michael-Albertville reading and math scores exceed statewide averages at all grades on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). Reported as the percent of students who met or exceeded grade level standards, STMA reported 65.2% of its students proficient in reading compared to 57.8% statewide and 74.8% students proficient in math compared to 62.6% statewide. These [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writers   Elli Hoffmeister is a 15 year old St. Michael-Albertville student with Juvenile Huntingtons Disease. Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral and physical control. Over time the disease affects one’s ability to walk, think talk and reason and there is [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board reached consensus to support adding boys lacrosse as a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) sanctioned school sport beginning in fall 2015. The board also heard about an action proposal to implement full-day kindergarten.   LACROSSE St. Michael-Albertville boys lacrosse currently plays as a club team, meaning they have STMA [...]

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