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Perhaps the fifth time will be the charm for the Osseo School District’s attempt to sell the Orchard Lane Elementary building – which now houses the charter school Odyssey Academy – in Brooklyn Center. The school board unanimously approved a purchase agreement April 9 that would sell the property for a an initial price of [...]

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Henke withholds support for operating levy The Osseo School Board wants a redo. Voters narrowly rejected two levies they were asked to approve last fall, but the school board plans to try again in November. At an April 9 work session, board members agreed to seek a capital projects levy for technology, as well as [...]

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About $3.1 million in reductions will be effective next school year The Osseo School Board approved $3.1 million in specific budget reductions for next school year at its March 5 meeting. The board had previously agreed to pursue only the first of four levels of potential cuts next school year with the remaining cuts on [...]

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Technology levy question is likely but operating levy question is uncertain Most members of the Osseo School Board favor once again asking voters to approve both an operating levy and a tech levy this November. District voters narrowly rejected a five-year operating levy and a 10-year technology levy last fall. The operating levy would have [...]

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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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