School District 728
On Nov. 6, voters will be asked to make an important decision. One of the questions voters will be asked to consider is whether to increase the school district’s general education revenue by an additional $400 per student. For the average homeowner, this cost would be approximately $13.67 per mont...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board advanced its discussion of operating levies this past Monday by taking into account the potential $5 million financial cliff that’s projected for the 2013-14 school year. District 728 administrators put together a proposal that calls for renewing...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board approved a modification to the 2012–2013 school calendar to provide two, two-hour early release days for teachers. They have been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, and Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. These four hours will be used by educators to compl...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Any thoughts members of the Elk River Area School Board had of adding an election district dissipated when they saw a set of newly proposed election districts. It would have been a lot more work — and expense  — if they decided to change the number of election districts. Cur...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The state of Tennessee decides on the number of prison beds it will need down the road by the number of children who can’t read by the end of third grade. Minnesota uses different mathematical formulas, but the same correlation could probably be made. “Reading by third grade ...Read More
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by Bruce Strand Sports editor Tony Sarsland, one of the most prominent prep coaches in the state with 588 hockey wins at Elk River, abruptly resigned Friday, Feb. 10, under fire. Sarsland’s sudden departure, which got metro-wide coverage, comes as he is the subject of an investigation by the schoo...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor District 728 school administrators have long dreamed of one building handling all district office  staff and operations, and there have even been talks of moving out of the  current facility to make it a reality. But that’s as far as the discussion has ever gone, at least unt...Read More
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