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Three of the six Osseo School Board seats will be up for election this fall. The filing period begins Tuesday, July 29, and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 12. During the filing period, district residents who are interested in running for school board can file affidavits of candidacy in the superintendent’s office during regular office hours, [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   The Osseo Area Schools Board recently approved the budget for the 2014-15 school year, which shows the expected revenues to exceed expenditures by $5 million for the year in the district’s General-Transportation Fund, the largest among the district’s five funds. “Our budget decisions are made using our long-range [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   In a boardroom full of supporters, the District 279 School Board approved a three-year Achievement and Integration Plan that aims to help close the achievement gap between students of color and white students, and improve racial equity. The three-year, $4 million plan includes magnet school opportunities, staff development, [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   Osseo Area Schools and Education Minnesota Osseo teachers union have reached an agreement for 2013-2015 contract terms after months of negotiations. After four years of frozen or nearly frozen salaries, the contract includes 2 percent wage increases for teachers. It was also the first round of negotiations where [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   Osseo Area Schools has approved district-wide grade reconfiguration for its elementary, junior high and senior high schools. The Independent School District 279 School Board approved the shift to pre-k (or kindergarten for some buildings) through 5th grade elementary schools, 6th-8th grade middle schools and 9th-12th grade high schools [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers After months of consideration, Osseo Area Schools Supt. Kate Maguire and the executive administrators have recommended to the school board that the district change its overall grade reconfiguration to a middle school model that would include ninth to 12th grade high schools beginning in the 2015-16 school year. The [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   Osseo Area Schools’ 2013 high school graduation rates were released last month. The district’s four-year graduation rate is slightly higher than the state average, and the district’s graduation rate over the last five years has increased by 3 percent. The district’s four-year graduation rate for the class of [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers  The Independent School District 279 School Board could vote on a district-wide grade reconfiguration within the next couple of months. That’s the timeline that Supt. Kate Maguire said the district would need to make the grade reconfiguration changes for the 2015-16 school year. During a work session on Feb. [...]

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