School District 728

Alicia Samlaska Parents: Angie Samlaska Future plans: I will be attending Winona State University to major in nursing and become a pediatric nurse. Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I was in National Honor Society and took six college classes in high school in which four of them were AP classes [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor After sifting through the impacts of a win-some, lose-some legislative session, the Elk River Area School Board approved on June 24 its 2013-14 budget. The budget has projected revenues of $126,531,519 and projected expenditures of $129,365,591, resulting in nearly $3 million in deficit spending. An earlier version of the budget included [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor In an effort to prevent school districts from siphoning off property tax relief, the Minnesota Legislature considered a bill to prevent operational levies. It passed with an apparent last minute revision that left Elk River Area School District officials feeling too confined. They took the advice of the Minnesota School Board’s [...]

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District 728 Honor Students These graduates of the Elk River Area School District have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or above.   

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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 With Veterans Day falling this past weekend, local schools made sure not to miss a chance to recognize local vets for their contributions to their country and the community. Some schools and their students celebrated before the holiday, while others waited until after. John Dietz, the mayor of Elk River, spoke [...]

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This past year our school district, with the support of parents, business leaders, students, pastors and others, created a new Strategic Plan.  This plan, our district’s road map for the future, includes goals, strategies, objectives and our first-ever core values. I need to emphasize that while this is a strategic plan created for our school [...]

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