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District expands ties to 3M

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Cottage Grove, 55016

Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

School District 833 is increasing its ties to the business community with an expanded role with 3M.

The company is donating $10,000 for a Science Partnership Coordinator who will increase access to 3M resources, promote professional development and develop a science resource clearing house.

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Jim Stufko, recent 3M retiree, will fill the role and be available on site at Woodbury and Park high schools, according to a presentation at the May 22 school board meeting.

Company staff recognized for the efforts on behalf of district students include Barbara Kaufmann, education manager; Vickie Batroot, site director at Cottage Grove Center; and Mary Buckett, William Tolbert and Martin Wolk, parents and 3M scientists.

During the school year, 3M, including funding for the Science Partnership, has donated $381,817 in goods and services to the district including projectors, computers and technology programs.

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