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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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School board expects to save money by moving an expanded version of the ACHIEVE program to the site After sitting unoccupied for five years, Osseo Elementary will reopen next week to continue it’s long history of serving students in the Osseo School District. Following a summer of maintenance and renovations at the building, the district [...]

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Board approved ballot questions for this November  Levy requests on the ballot this fall would have less impact on taxpayers in the Osseo School District than previously expected. That’s what Supt. Kate Maguire told the school board and the public in a July 30 presentation immediately before the board approved the final ballot questions. Much [...]

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Meetings hoped to be more efficient and convenient In an attempt to function more efficiently, the Osseo School Board is now scheduling only one regular board meeting a month. It is also changing the time of its meetings to be more consistent and convenient. “Annually … we review to make sure that all the meetings [...]

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Board members praise performance but cite budget concerns The Osseo School Board gave Supt. Kate Maguire another positive performance review but withheld the optional performance incentive her contract allows. The board conducted its evaluation in closed sessions during May and June but reported the results at its June 18 meeting. Board members assessed performance in [...]

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