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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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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   After a report regarding Minnesota school districts’ policies about providing reduced-price lunch to students, an Osseo Area Schools representative said the district provides cold lunch to students who run a negative balance and will work to clarify its guidelines after some confusion. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid released a study [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   Amid proposals for grade reconfigurations throughout Osseo Area Schools, the district’s school board has decided to return three elementary schools to a pre-2008 structure. On Jan. 28, the school board approved recommendations to transition Fair Oaks, Cedar Island and Oak View Elementary schools to a K-6 grade structure, [...]

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by Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers After Osseo Area Schools and many other districts cancelled school days because of extreme cold this winter, administrators have scheduled two make-up days. On Friday, Jan. 31, the district scheduled the following make-up days: • Friday, March 7, will be a regular school day for pre-K through 12th-grade students. [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   Osseo Area Schools has revised a proposal that addressed anticipated overcrowding at an elementary school. During a Jan. 21 work session, District 279 Supt. Kate Maguire withdrew her initial recommendation to reassign students living in one area of the district from Basswood Elementary School to Oak View Elementary [...]

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