Elk River Area School Board

by Jim Boyle Editor Members of the Elk River Area School Board haven’t given up on what they considered the most attractive component to the failed Nov. 6 operating levy. They have asked the District 728 administration to continue working on a full blown all day, everyday kindergarten option, and to gauge the impact such [...]

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As a member of the ISD 728 School Board I voted yes to present two levy questions to voters this Nov. 6. The first question requests a renewal of an expiring 10-year levy. The second question addresses a new 10-year levy. Voters deserve to know how their taxes will be invested in ISD 728, so [...]

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The Elk River Area School Board approved Monday night refunding approximately $34 million in capital appreciation bonds, which is expected to save taxpayers approximately $4 million in interest over the lifetime of the bonds. Refunding, which is similar to refinancing a traditional loan, will allow the school district to receive a lower interest rate on [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District’s operating levy renewal and a second question to add all-day everyday kindergarten, among other things, got a show of support this past Saturday at a candidates forum. Four of the six candidates running for three open seats on the Elk River Area School Board turned [...]

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An ad-hoc committee of the Elk River Area School Board has scheduled two community conversations to gather information on the support of new performing arts/auditoriums at Rogers and Zimmerman high schools. The community conversations and initiatives will be volunteer driven and are not associated with any District 728 ballot issues. The community conversations are both [...]

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An ad-hoc committee of the Elk River Area School Board has scheduled two community conversations for the purpose of gathering information on the support of new performing arts/auditoriums at Rogers and Zimmerman high schools. The community conversations and initiatives will be volunteer-driven and are not associated with any school district ballot issues. The Community Conversations [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board approved its plans for an operating levy renewal and a second levy question at a regular meeting Monday at Westwood Elementary School in Zimmerman. The first question will ask voters to renew a $386 per student annual operating levy that is scheduled to expire in [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board fine tuned an administrative proposal for two operating levy questions they are considering for this fall’s general election. Most  notably, school board members decided not to include inflationary increases to either the first question — a renewal of an existing levy that raises $386 per [...]

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