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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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Voter-approved levies account for much of the $8 million increase BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   The Osseo Area Schools 2014 tax levy was approved during a school board meeting Dec. 3. Assistant Supt. Kim Riesgraf said the 2014 tax levy will be an $8 million increase from 2013, which includes the two voter-approved [...]

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Significant achievement gap persists between whites and students of color Leaders in Osseo Area Schools believe recently released standardized test scores reflect continued progress in math and a new baseline for measuring in reading in the district. The Minnesota Department of Education released scores from the 2013 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests Aug. 27. In the [...]

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