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Classroom technology varies widely from school to school in the Osseo School District When it comes to technology, not all schools are created equal in the Osseo School District. A classroom amplification system that helps students hear teachers easily is supposed to be standard equipment in all kindergarten through ninth-grade classrooms. But it’s not. In [...]

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Board will consider putting levies on ballot again in November The Osseo School Board has decided to make $3.1 million in cuts next school year. It will also consider putting operating and technology levies on the ballot again in November. The four board members present at a Feb. 19 worksession agreed to pursue only the [...]

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District still expects to spend more than it takes in Both revenues and costs in this school year’s budget were slightly lower than projected when the Osseo School Board made midyear budget adjustments Feb. 19. The net change to the general operating and transportation budget was nearly $1.3 million in the district’s favor. But the [...]

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District says restructuring payments could offset tax burden Voters in the Osseo School District narrowly rejected a technology levy in November, but the school board may add a tech levy next year without a vote of taxpayers. The district says, however, that taxpayers wouldn’t shoulder an increase in what they pay under a plan to [...]

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Community feedback forums scheduled in February Nearly $11 million in proposed budget reductions in the Osseo School District call for the layoff of the equivalent of 110 full-time teachers, counselors and other instructional staff, in addition to support and administrative staff, by the 2014-15 school year. Cuts would also include reductions in transportation, cocurricular activities [...]

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At its annual organizational meeting Jan. 8, the Osseo School Board re-elected Dean Henke board chair. It also elected Teresa Lunt vice chair, Tammie Epley clerk and Jim Burgett treasurer. The board also set its compensation at the same level where it has remained since 2006. Including the $50 monthly reimbursement for in-district mileage and [...]

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Osseo Area Schools is in the process of identifying approximately $11 million in expense reductions expected to be required during the next two years (2013-14 and 2014-15 school years). The reduction amount is slightly less than previously estimated due to recent changes in two financial projections: • Higher enrollment than previously estimated, resulting in $1 [...]

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