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April 26, 2012
South Washington County School Board member questions extent of background checks
During a recent discussion of School District 833 policies, School Board member Jim Gelbmann said the district shouldn't require criminal background checks for "occasional" volunteer situations where parents come into schools to help with craft projects, for example. Community Education...
April 26, 2012 - 12:00pm
April 24, 2012
South Washington County parents bristle at proposed school start, end time changes
If the plan to approve new school start and end times is approved by the District 833 School Board Thursday night, some parents are not going to be happy about it. The board is considering changing start and end times in elementary schools and starting middle schools 10 minutes earlier...
April 24, 2012 - 3:19pm
April 23, 2012
Deal-seekers flood ECFE garage sale in Cottage Grove
Hundreds of bargain hunters sifted through piles and piles of children's clothing, perused boxes of books and discovered deals on toys and baby...
April 23, 2012 - 8:35am
April 19, 2012
South Washington County Schools Superintendent Mark Porter passed up for Seminole County, Fla., job
District 833 Superintendent Mark Porter was passed up for a similar job with Seminole County Public Schools in Florida. Porter was among three finalists for the Seminole County superintendent position, but the school board there on Wednesday chose internal candidate Walt Griffin,...
April 19, 2012 - 10:47am
South Washington County Schools probationary teachers' contracts ended
The District 833 School Board approved ending contracts for 82 probationary teachers with less than three years employment at last week's meeting.
April 19, 2012 - 9:50am
April 18, 2012
Start, end times could change for South Washington County elementary, middle schools (w/list of proposed times)
Some District 833 students' daily schedules may change next year in order to balance the district's transportation budget and stop a run of deficit spending. South Washington County School Board members are leaning toward changing elementary and middle school start and end times...
April 18, 2012 - 9:19am
District 833 schools taking part in state tornado drill warning
To ensure awareness of the upcoming severe weather season, the state of Minnesota will conduct two tornado drills on Thursday. The first drill is statewide at 1:45 p.m. to allow schools, businesses, hospitals and other organizations to practice their emergency plans. Several schools...
April 18, 2012 - 8:53am
April 13, 2012
District 833's Porter a finalist for Florida superintendent job
District 833's top boss is a finalist for a Florida superintendent job. Seminole County Public Schools, Fla., announced its three finalists for the position, which include Mark Porter, current superintendent of South Washington County Schools. Porter will interview Monday with the...
April 13, 2012 - 12:56pm
April 12, 2012
Park High School theater closes year with tough musical
Most of the Park High School musicals have happy themes with music that supports hopeful story lines.
April 12, 2012 - 8:38am
March 30, 2012
District 833's $1.2M budget moves could affect special education, activity fees, other programs
District 833 School Board members did their math homework at last week's meeting, adding and subtracting spending to tentatively approve $1.2 million in budget cuts and changes for the 2012-13 school year. The list of budget adjustments includes adding $150,000 from the Community...
March 30, 2012 - 9:12am
March 22, 2012
'Pink slime' beef school lunches? Not in District 833
South Washington County Schools' student lunches do not contain a beef product known as "pink slime," the district said. The meat product, called lean finely textured beef, is made of beef trimmings treated with ammonia-based chemicals for decontamination. The school district's...
March 22, 2012 - 4:39pm
March 14, 2012
South Washington County School Board says no to music cuts, class size increase
The District 833 School Board is set to approve $1.2 million in budget changes, but rejected a proposal to cut nearly $100,000 in district music staffing and another measure that would have slightly raised class sizes for larger savings. The board is set to approve budget transfers...
March 14, 2012 - 11:09am
March 5, 2012
Public surveys: Building trust key for next South Washington County Schools superintendent
The next South Washington County Schools superintendent must be honest, trustworthy and well-schooled in education curriculum. That superintendent...
March 5, 2012 - 12:31pm
March 1, 2012
District 833 School Board briefs
Board to review budget reductions The district's Budgeting for Excellence Budget Review Team's recommendations for reducing $2 million from next year's budget will be presented to the School Board at its March 8 workshop. Bond refinancing will save taxpayers money The...
March 1, 2012 - 5:32am
February 23, 2012
District 833's planned high school Spanish immersion program moving forward
In the fall of 2013, the first class of Spanish language immersion students, now in seventh-grade at Cottage Grove Middle School, will enter high school. Parents of Nuevas Fronteras students, with kindergarten through fifth-grade at Crestview Elementary School in Cottage Grove, asked...
February 23, 2012 - 1:07pm