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Real Estate Showcase
December 5, 2008
833 budget up 5.2 percent, slight tax increase for some homeowners
An economic recession usually means property values go down. In some parts of the county, the downward trend is 15 to 20 percent, according to national news reports. Not all properties in School District 833 follow the national trend. "Some property values increased and others decreased....
December 5, 2008 - 12:11pm
December 3, 2008
Judy Spooner: Making new friends in the 'body wrap' class
I attended a Community Education class last month about body wraps, hoping it would lead to a feature story with some interesting photographs. It was neither, but it's a topic worth discussing. The term "body wrap" covers a lot of territory. It can range from a treatment at a high-priced...
December 3, 2008 - 7:55am
November 27, 2008
Teachers train so students can get advanced classes
Park High School is training teachers in preparation to offer the International Baccalaureate program in fall of 2010, and working to demonstrate to program officials that it has the administrative support and technology to be successful. It's the next step in the school's application...
November 27, 2008 - 7:00am
November 25, 2008
Viewpoint: Foundation fair in grant-giving
As members of the South Washington County Schools Education Foundation Grant Review Team, we were disappointed to see the article titled "North-South Divide Shows Up in Education Foundation Grant Awards" published in the Bulletin Nov. 5. The article seemed intent on creating division...
November 25, 2008 - 7:48am
November 21, 2008
Meetings planned on superintendent search
South Washington County Schools' has begun working on the replacement of Superintendent Tom Nelson, who is retiring as of June 30, 2009. The School Board has contracted with School Exec Connect, a national superintendent search firm, to assist with the search. School Exec Connect...
November 21, 2008 - 7:56am
November 14, 2008
Survey says parents support later start time
Responding to a survey on school start times, 69 percent of 1,100 parents in School District 833 said high schools should start later in the day. The answers were split as to when the day should start, either at 8 a.m. or at 8:30 a.m. Before responding to the survey, there was a...
November 14, 2008 - 5:09pm
Lack of funding barrier to school bus seat belts
School District 833 Transportation Director Gary Dechaine favors having lap and shoulder belts in buses, but finding the money and addressing liability remain a barrier to be crossed. "What no one wants to hear is that there are no state or federal funds to pay for it," he said. Even...
November 14, 2008 - 7:51am
November 10, 2008
North-south divide shows up in Education Foundation grant awards
Awarding thousands of dollars to innovative school projects every year, the South Washington County Education Foundation encourages teachers to think, "I can..." rather than, "If only..." Yet increasingly, Woodbury schools appear to be losing out to their counterparts in the south...
November 10, 2008 - 7:55am
November 7, 2008
Superintendent search firm chosen
School Exec Connect, based in Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, will get to work this week to find a replacement for District 833 Superintendent Tom Nelson who retires at the end of the school year. School board members opted for the firm at a workshop meeting, Nov.
November 7, 2008 - 8:04am
November 6, 2008
Tough questions asked about new high school schedule
An increasing number of parents, teachers, students and even a school board member or two say they think District 833 rushed its decision on changing the high school schedule, and they're questioning the motivation. In September, the South Washington County Schools Board members...
November 6, 2008 - 8:05am
October 27, 2008
School district: Spare $5 million from bond referendum will be needed
A spare $5 million looks set to be left over from the 2006 bond referendum money for school construction projects, but don't get too excited just yet. That was the message from Mike Vogel, the assistant to the superintendent at Thursday, Oct.
October 27, 2008 - 7:49am
Middle school transition gets the thumbs-up
Spontaneous applause broke out at the School District 833 board meeting Thursday, as members voted unanimously in favor of the middle school transition plan. As a result of the decision, South Washington County's four junior highs will become middle schools with eight-period days,...
October 27, 2008 - 7:45am
October 21, 2008
Communities get update on district construction, start time plans for 2009
School District 833 officials updated residents on construction and changing grade configurations next fall at four community meetings in October. Superintendent Tom Nelson gave an update on Park High School that is in the midst of $23 million worth of construction. Auditorium...
October 21, 2008 - 11:22am
October 16, 2008
Ahead on cleaner running buses
While other metropolitan school districts are just starting to add equipment to control emissions from diesel school bus engines, School District 833 is already clearing the air. The district, through a grant from the Minnesota Environmental Initiative's Project Green Fleet, got...
October 16, 2008 - 7:56am
October 13, 2008
833 to decide fate of middle-school eight-period day
District 833 has already determined that sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders will attend middle school next fall. What remains to be decided by the school board is whether it will have eight-period days and a more personalized way of delivering education or continue the current junior...
October 13, 2008 - 7:52am