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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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by Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers The District 279 School Board had much to consider after a week of input from parents and community members regarding school district proposals regarding schools’ grade changes. After a week of community input sessions on three separate proposals, the school board pushed back one of its meetings so it […]

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All-day K space needs drives the ‘preliminary’ recommendation, Supt. says BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   Anticipated state funding for all-day kindergarten has renewed Osseo Area Schools’ consideration to shift its schools’ grade configuration. In the wake of the Minnesota State Legislature’s approval of all-day kindergarten funding, the district plans on expanding its half-day […]

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