elk river area school district

by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The Elk River Area School Board, at an upcoming meeting, will consider adding two “floating” custodial positions for districtwide work and substituting. Staff in virtually all district departments accrue paid time off for illness or vacation, and custodians who work in the district’s nearly 20 schools and other buildings are […]

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Have you been following the news about Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea? Many have. But did you know the flu and flu-related illnesses killed more than 50,000 people in the United States last year? So, as the leaves fall, snow flies and Halloween costumes are being put away, […]

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• Bond referendum and operating levy pass with 58 percent support of electorate by Jim Boyle Editor Voters in the Elk River Area School District approved both a bond referendum for more than $98 million and an 10-year annual operating levy for nearly $6 million Tuesday at the polls. Both questions passed by 58 to 42 […]

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• $98 million bond issue and $5.9 million operating levy would alleviate crowding, lower class sizes, equalize high schools, provide dedicated early childhood space by Jim Boyle Editor Voters in the Elk River Area School District will decide on a $98.03 million bond referendum, and a $5.9 million operating levy on Nov. 4. Here’s a […]

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• With Minnesota No. 1 in the nation, District 728 officials are quite proud The Elk River Area School District class of 2014 composite ACT score was 23.1, a 0.3 jump from the previous year. That 23.1 figure far outpaced the nation average of 21.1 and also beat the state of Minnesota’s 22.9 composite score. Minnesota’s […]

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“We are excited to have a full-day, all-day, every-day program for all kindergarten students this year,” Hassan Elementary School Principal Heidi Adamson-Baer said. District 728 elementary schools were able to offer a modified all-day program for all students; however, it did not include instructional time with specialists. “In addition to music, art and physical education, […]

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• Media specialists, teachers have been collaborating to prepare new curriculum by Jim Boyle Editor Elementary school students will have a new subject to learn this year. Technology and media literacy has been added across the board K-5, an addition made possible by shaving some time off specialist classes taught by gym, art and music […]

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                by Jim Boyle Editor Activities director Mike Cunningham told members of the Elk River Area School Board the most pressing need for his department is to bolster the district’s underfunded marching band. The district marching band is underfunded, understaffed in terms of paid staff, and under-supported, a […]

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Father-son team John Fritzke (at left) and Tony Fritzke of Fritzke Trucking out of Watertown prepared six temporary classrooms for transport at Elk River High School this past week. The portable classrooms were reportedly in tough shape and there will be enough space in the building for students when classes resume this fall.  

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