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Your local school district welcomed 925 students back to our buildings at the start of the 2020-21 school year.  While this is less than projected and less than last year, it is not surprising as many school districts around the state seeing the same trend.  Enrollment is a critical factor for all...
The school year is two weeks old and this week’s column will update readers on how the school year has started and address topics that may be of interest to readers. School Board Meetings - We will be holding all School Board meetings at the Secondary School Auditorium until further notice.  This...
School is only a couple of weeks away and other pressing matters have filled this column.  This week, it is time to provide readers information of interest as we move closer to the first day of school on Sept. 8th.. We have a number of well-qualified people joining our staff this year, as well as...
A draft reopening plan was presented at a Special School Board meeting on August 10th and this week’s column will answer some frequently asked questions. 1.  Timeline - We will decide at the Aug. 24 school board meeting as to what our initial learning model will be.  We realize that this is only...
Governor Walz announced last week a complex set of rules that school districts must follow in the operation of your local school district this year.  This week’s column will attempt to decipher in plain language what the Governor along with the Minnesota Departments of Health and Education have...
There are four positions up for election this year on your local school board.  The filing period is July 28th to August 11th and affidavits of candidacy are available in the district office.  The following information is from Minnesota School Board Association’s website and credit is given to the...
A question that this writer receives multiple times per day is what is happening with school in the fall; this week's column will update readers with timelines that we are aware of. Week of June 15th - The MDE has informed us that they will be releasing guidelines to help shape our contingency...
  There is a common misperception that all school employees have the summer off and I am frequently asked:  “Aren’t you off for the summer?”  This week’s column will provide some information to readers about summer work at the school. The school has several classifications of employees based on...
The 2019-20 school year will be remembered for all of the wrong reasons and as we put the year to rest, we begin the transition process to the 2020-21 school year.  While we have no guidance from the State of Minnesota on what the 2020-21 school year will hold, your local school district has...
One of my favorite events of the year is Graduation and this week’s column will reflect a few thoughts for the Class of 2020.   Beginning with a quote from Jon Gordon’s Twitter Account:  “This virus may have stolen your senior year and graduation but it cannot and will not steal your future. Stay...

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