budget cuts

We were shocked to hear that the District 728 administration is recommending reducing the Elk River High School band director to a part-time position. Music and the arts are inherent to and are unquestionably fundamental to our district’s ability to successfully carry out its mission: to educate, inspire and empower all of our learners. A [...]

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Due to District 728 budget cuts, the Elk River High School football coaches will now split their time between Elk River and Zimmerman. Therefore, the ERHS football team will now only practice two times per week.  The locker room and weight room will be locked after school on the days when the coaches are not [...]

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  by Jim Boyle   Editor   The Elk River Area School Board enacted on Monday nearly $2.7 million in budget reductions.   The cuts are expected to be the first of three sets of reductions over the course of three school calenders. The reductions go into effect this summer in time for the 2013-14 [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District’s communication’s department took a hit during the 2013-14 budgeting process. The hit will save the district $121,000 and necessitate a retooling of the district’s communications efforts. Superintendent Mark Bezek assured people Monday the Elk River Area School District will continue to communicate with its parents, [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The process of notifying Elk River Area School District administrators who will likely lose their jobs in the face of a minimum of $2.4 million in budget reductions has begun. The Star News has learned the district’s communication’s department will take a hit. Casey Mahon, the district’s manager of communications,  confirmed [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District has laid out plans for $3.2 million in cuts and given the District 728 School Board a $2.4 million minimum target to hit. About 75 percent of the cuts being proposed, or about $2.4 million, are geared to come out of instruction, which will be [...]

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As a mother of two young children that will eventually attend Elk River schools, I am concerned about the leadership, direction and focus of our schools. For my children’s sake, I plan to do something about it and hopefully this letter will motivate other parents to do the same. I have three major concerns: •The [...]

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