Elk River Area School Board

We are the parents of two children who are working very hard to be a part of both the band and the choir at the Elk River High School. Many of you may not know that they are unable to advance in band while staying in the choir. Last year there were six “combo” students. [...]

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We are the parents of two children who are working very hard to be a part of both the band and the choir at the Elk River High School. Many of you may not know that they are unable to advance in band while staying in the choir. Last year there were six “combo” students. [...]

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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 Board is wrestling with what to do with its smallest middle/high school in what has become the eighth largest district in the state. “We have one foot in one sandbox and one foot in another,” Superintendent Mark Bezek said of the internal big-versus-small-district budget mentality. “We’re [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board got a boost from the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce at its meeting on Monday. Debbi Rydberg, the executive director of the chamber, relayed that the Chamber Board approve a resolution in support of the district’s legislative platform at its previous monthly meeting. The [...]

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The Elk River Area School Board approved a proposal to change elementary (K-5) schedules from quarters to trimesters effective for the 2013-2014 school year.  The vote was unanimous. A committee took a year to research, coordinate and analyze the development of a new framework for grading and reporting achievement based on standards. The schedule better [...]

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The Elk River Area  School Board’s 2013 Legislative Platform includes four priorities. The are Adequate Funding, Metro-Equity Revenue, Permanent Transfer from Debt Redemption Fund and Compensatory Education Revenue. Here’s more on each: •Adequate Funding: ISD 728 is the eighth largest district in Minnesota, yet the district continues to receive far less funding than similar districts. [...]

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From staff reports This week was a new beginning for many area elected officials as they took their oaths of office. Elk River council members Barb Burandt and Matt Westgaard were sworn in at the first council meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 7. Burandt is new to the council, having won the Ward 3 [...]

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