elk river area school district

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter School closings kept students at home, but Elk River School District officials were on the road early Tuesday morning (March 4). School District Superintendent Mark Bezek and School Board Chairwoman Jane Bunting shuffled between House and Senate education committees at the State Capitol testifying in support of legislation designed [...]

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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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Announcements of upcoming retirements in the Elk River Area School District staff were made at Monday’s regular board meeting. They are as follows: •Diana Anderson, 32 years •Sharon Becklin, 35 years •Carol Churchill, 35 years •Paula Donnelly, 26 years •Corinne Flatgard, 38 years •Nancy Horton, 27 years •Barbara Johnson, 38 years •Larry Johnson, 35 years [...]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing writer Three schools in the Elk River Area School District were recently named Celebration Schools by the Minnesota Department of Education. The schools are Lincoln Elementary and Parker Elementary, both in Elk River, and Otsego Elementary in Otsego. The Celebration School designation is given to a select number of schools in [...]

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In late December, the Elk River Area School Board approved a 5.5 hour everyday kindergarten program for all kindergartners beginning in the fall of 2013. As with many issues entrusted to elected public officials to decide, this was not a simple black and white decision, but one with many factors.  I’d like to share some [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Minnesota is facing a projected state budget deficit of $1.1 billion in the next two-year budget cycle, according to Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB). Still, current conditions allow the state to pay back $1.3 billion on the outstanding $2.4 billion K–12 budget shift crafted last session in an end [...]

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I like the synergy going on in the Elk River Area School District, and I think I know the root of it. There’s a realization in our down economy that we need each other. The Elk River Area School District needs the people, businesses, municipal units of government and community organizations. The organization reached out [...]

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(Editor’s note: The following information was pulled from the Elk River Area School District’s website.) The Elk River Area School Board voted to put two levy questions on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot. The first question is a renewal of an existing 10-year levy; the second is a new request addressing all-day, every-day kindergarten, technology, curriculum and operating expenses. The first question is a renewal of an existing 10-year [...]

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