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South Washington County Schools to continue 1-to-1 iPad initiative at five schools
City of Newport to pay $115,000 to injured former police officer
Funeral home offers replacement bench to St. Paul Park woman after memorial bench stolen from husband's gravesite
Junction 70 Grill plans November opening in Cottage Grove
Man sentenced to 13 years for third-degree murder of Park High grad
crime and courts
Cyclist Isaac Bryant preps for competition in Europe
East Ridge Girls Lacrosse: Yoshida readies for ‘next step’
Baseball: Local athletes compete at All-Star Series
Local activities directors get energized at conference
Park Softball: Loshek helps Wolfpack rise from ashes
Cottage Grove-area runners earn finisher medals at Grandma’s Marathon
Crunch time: Former Rainbow Foods bites the dust in demolition
Grand day for a parade at Cottage Grove's Strawberry Fest
Strawberry Fest talent show: opera to ukelele
Up, up and away: Strawberry Fest takes off
arts and entertainment
AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME CUSTOM ONE HOMES STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE
CITY OF NEWPORT NOTICE OF HEARINGS ON IMPROVEMENT
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
ACORN MINI STORAGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
DISTRICT 833 JUNE 9 MEETING MINUTES
Mary J. Hayden, 81
Hubert O. Hovde
Margel "Marge" Hovde, 93
LaVerne C. Imholte, 87
Mason R. Maki, 22
Viewpoint: No student should be invisible
Letter to the editor: Thanks for the help
Letter to the editor: McNamara used good ol' boy politics
Letter to the editor: Concerned with district on teacher contract
Letter to the editor: McNamara rigged legislative filing
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January 6, 2012
District 833 School Board to consider using a search firm for superintendent hiring process
South Washington County School Board members are set to begin the search for a new superintendent. The District 833 School Board is scheduled to discuss the search process at its workshop meeting Thursday, Jan. 12. It will be the board's first public discussion of the schools chief...
January 6, 2012 - 11:35am
January 4, 2012
Woodbury Middle School assistant principal termination approved
A District 833 assistant principal was immediately terminated last month following an arbitrator's decision backing the dismissal. Woodbury Middle School Assistant Principal Keith Burcar officially lost his job following a Dec. 15 School Board vote. The reasons for his termination...
January 4, 2012 - 5:09pm
Park High School seeks input on possible conference switch and efforts to make athletics more competitive
Park High School is seeking public input as it looks at ways to improve its activities and athletics, including possibly by switching high school league conferences. The school's activities department is inviting students, parents, teachers and local residents to a "community input...
January 4, 2012 - 4:56pm
January 3, 2012
Looking back at '11: School Board votes Porter out of superintendent job
The year ended with surprise news in District 833 when the School Board voted 5-2 not to renew Superintendent Mark Porter's contract when it...
education / News
January 3, 2012 - 12:16pm
Looking back at '11: Agbamu leaves after lifting Park
Dr. Efe Agbamu arrived as Park High School principal with ambitious plans to boost student achievement. She was instrumental in launching the school's International Baccalaureate program and overseeing a school at a time of increased participation in college preparatory classes and...
January 3, 2012 - 12:06pm
December 28, 2011
Views mixed on prospects for District 833 superintendent search
District 833 School Board members have a big assignment ahead of them as they search for a new superintendent early next year, a task some think will be complicated by divisions on the board and other factors. The details of that search process are unclear and were not discussed...
December 28, 2011 - 8:47am
December 20, 2011
Porter wants to stay in education
Mark Porter is losing his job as District 833 school superintendent next year, but said he wants to continue working in education. Porter, whose contract was not renewed last week by the South Washington County School Board, said he will look for a position in another district and...
education / News
December 20, 2011 - 1:08pm
District 833 School Board seals Porter's fate as superintendent
South Washington County Schools will be in the market for a new superintendent after a split School Board voted against extending Mark Porter's...
education / News
December 20, 2011 - 12:53pm
December 19, 2011
District 833 School Board allows sibling transfer exception for East Ridge
Students who are not in the East Ridge High School attendance boundary will be allowed to transfer to that school so long as they have an older sibling already enrolled there. The District 833 School Board voted Dec. 15 to allow that exception to the district's policy prohibiting...
December 19, 2011 - 12:45pm
December 18, 2011
District 833 moves forward on $4.5 million Liberty Ridge expansion
Just like its surrounding neighborhood, Liberty Ridge Elementary School is poised to grow. The District 833 elementary school in Woodbury's Stonemill Farms development likely will be expanded following the South Washington County School Board's decision Dec. 15 to support the planned...
December 18, 2011 - 8:49pm
December 17, 2011
School District 833's 2012 property tax levy down slightly from this year
School District 833 will collect slightly less tax revenue from property owners next year than it did this year. The School Board on Dec. 14 voted unanimously to set the district's 2012 tax levy at $53.42 million, down from a proposed levy of $53.58 million. The decrease in recent...
education / News
December 17, 2011 - 10:42pm
December 16, 2011
Video of School Board vote to not extend Superintendent Mark Porter's contract
The District 833 School Board's action Thursday to not renew Superintendent Mark Porter's contract.
December 16, 2011 - 12:40pm
Porter issues statement following District 833 contract non-renewal
"Last night the school board voted not to renew my contract as Superintendent of the South Washington County Schools beyond the current term which expires on June 30, 2012. It is unfortunate, in light of the excellence taking place across the district in terms of student achievement,...
December 16, 2011 - 12:22pm
December 15, 2011
District 833 School Board rejects new contract for superintendent (w/VIDEO)
A divided South Washington County School Board on Thursday voted against extending Superintendent Mark Porter's contract. The sudden move came...
education / News
December 15, 2011 - 11:36pm
December 9, 2011
District 33 School Board 'struggling' with East Ridge transfer issue
The District 833 School Board is in a tight spot. The application for students to transfer to East Ridge High School from Park and Woodbury high school attendance boundaries doesn't state that students' siblings also would go to East Ridge. The district's policy to allow siblings...
December 9, 2011 - 1:25pm