Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.
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The former executive assistant to School District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus received roughly $5,100 in a resignation agreement that followed the investigation of a complaint against her, according to data released by the district. Allegations made against Mary Amidon were investigated but no disciplinary action was taken, according to Barb Brown, district communications director.
South Washington County Schools Superintendent Keith Jacobus took to YouTube to address lingering questions about the recent departures of key district administrators. The district on Thursday released a video statement from Jacobus in which he said it’s common for school employees to seek new positions in the spring and that speculation about the recent exits in District 833 could “damage professional reputations.”
Outgoing District 833 Assistant Superintendent Dave Bernhardson is being interviewed for the top job with Inver Grove Heights Community Schools. Bernhardson, who already announced he is leaving South Washington County Schools in June, is among six first-round finalists for the superintendent job in nearby Inver Grove Heights. The group includes: Bernhardson; John Bezek, assistant superintendent in Shakopee Public Schools and a former assistant principal at Park High School in Cottage Grove; T.
South Washington County Schools Superintendent Keith Jacobus has been tagging along with district employees, meeting them and learning about their jobs on various front lines of the school system.
School District 833 principals have agreed to a new two-year contract.
A minimum wage increase will be a bump for low-earning Minnesota workers, or it will be a bust for the state’s economy. Those were competing predictions by south Washington County lawmakers who fell on opposite sides of the minimum wage debate. That debate culminated with Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature Monday on a new law that will increase the minimum wage for large employers to $9.50 by 2016.
South Washington County Schools Superintendent Keith Jacobus is hosting a conversation about adolescent brain development later this month.
The School Board voted to accept the mid-term resignation at Gelbmann’s request, after his spotty attendance at School Board meetings was going to be the subject of a closed session.
Recently reported criminal activity: Burglary Two Newport men reported March 26 that their home in the 1100 block of Mark Court had been burglarized. A TV, DVDs and two safes were stolen. Assault A 22-year-old Newport man was arrested on suspicion of assault following a domestic incident March 15 at a home in the 800 block of 12th Street. The man allegedly smashed his girlfriend’s cellphone during a fight. Fire Firefighters were called shortly before 7:30 p.m. March 22 to a fire near Raceway to Fun, 910 Hastings Ave.
A Cottage Grove woman was arrested for allegedly pushing her husband down a flight of stairs. Police were called about 4:30 p.m. March 28 to a home in the 7000 block of 90th St. for a domestic incident that started as a verbal fight. Police arrested the 34-year-old woman on suspicion of fifth-degree domestic assault for allegedly pushing her 38-year-old husband down a flight of stairs and then breaking a door and door frame out of the wall, according to the report. She was booked into the Washington County jail for the assault charge and on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia.