For Deb Pauly, the Jordan School Board chair and past president of Minnesota School Board Association, working in education isn’t her day job.
Many metro teachers who were supposed to be prioritized for vaccines were placed on wait lists after schools sent out far more invites than a mass vaccination event will be able to fill and some recipients shared the sign-up information with colleagues.
Halfway into his four-year term, Governor Tim Walz announced Jan. 25 that after two years of conversations with educators, school leaders, education organizations, students, and families, it is time to direct Minnesota in a new direction.
Envisioning a post-pandemic world for Minnesota school districts doesn't necessarily mean an end to virtual learning.
As the deadline for kindergarten enrollment approaches, the Jordan Public School District has found creative ways to reach new students and their families.
Jordan Public Schools students will transition back to hybrid and in-person learning models beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, according to an update provided by Superintendent Ranae Case Evenson at a Jan. 4 Jordan School Board meeting.
If you're looking to set up a home gym, you might be in luck — the Jordan High School weight room is in the process of clearing out some of its outdated equipment, and has placed several items up for sale online.
The regular Jordan School Board meeting on Dec. 14 marked a point of transition for Vice Chair Tom Vogel and Director Rob Langheim, both of whom will not be returning to the board in 2021.
At a Dec. 14 Jordan Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Ranae Case Evenson communicated a tentative plan to resume a hybrid learning model in mid-January, while continually monitoring local health and safety data.
On Nov. 23, the Jordan School Board approved a donation of $57,100 from the Jordan Booster Club at its regular meeting.
At a Nov. 12 school board meeting, Jordan Public Schools administrators announced that due to a spike in countywide and citywide COVID-19 case numbers, all grades will be transitioned to distance learning by Nov. 23.
Though homecoming looked different this year than in years past, Jordan students and staff still found a few ways to come together in the name of school spirit.
Though 2020 Homecoming festivities in Jordan Public Schools (JPS) won't be the same as past years, one tradition that remains is the crowning of the Homecoming Court.
Along with Prior Lake-Savage, Belle Plaine, Shakopee, and other districts across the Southwest metro, Jordan Public Schools (JPS) is a founding member of the Southwest Metro Intermediate School District (SWMetro).
School has been in session in Jordan Public Schools (JPS) for a little over a month, and though no one could have predicted the changes from last September, teachers like Lindsay Johnson say they’re just happy to be back in the classroom.
As the deadline for using up CARES funding approaches, school districts across the state must weigh their options on how to best allocate those funds.
At a Sept. 14 meeting, members of the Jordan School Board voted unanimously to remove “interim” from then-interim Superintendent Ranae Case Evenson’s contract and begin negotiating a two-year extension.
At a Sept. 14 meeting, school board members for Jordan Public Schools unanimously approved a motion to hire Interim Superintendent Ranae Case Evenson as the new superintendent for the district.
Since the end of June, teachers, administrators and staff at Jordan Public Schools have been planning for a variety of possibilities for the upcoming school year.
As public school districts have wrestled all summer with tough decisions on how to start the school year, private institutions have forged ahead.
John Dols was named Holy Family Catholic High School’s second principal March 1; an official start date coinciding with the 2020-21 school year. Little did he know, two weeks into his transitional period, COVID-19 would send students home for the final two months.
Jordan students will return to school next month under a hybrid attendance model, the school board decided Monday night after listening to more than two hours of presentation on the proposal.
A lot has changed since Ranae Case Evenson taught at Jordan elementary and middle schools two decades ago, but a sense of strong community in the school district, she said, remains the same.
Jordan Public Schools administrators shared details on what the district’s classrooms could look like in the fall, whether virtual or in-person, as districts across the state await guidance from state leaders on how to proceed with instruction.
How will school work in the fall as the pandemic continues? The answer should come in a few weeks, but it could also shift during the school year depending on a particular district or school's circumstances, state and local officials said this month.
The Jordan School Board unanimously approved a contract with an interim superintendent candidate during its regular meeting Monday night, filling an upcoming hole left by Superintendent Matt Helgerson.
Jordan school officials were given the green light Tuesday night to enter negotiations with a candidate to temporarily replace outgoing superintendent Matt Helgerson.
The Jordan High School Class of 2020 may drive instead of "walk," as high school administration prepares plans for a drive-thru diploma ceremony May 30.
As the school year winds down, local educators are re-evaluating their grading practices to take into consideration the impact of COVID-19 and distance learning.
Jordan Public Schools Superintendent Matt Helgerson will resign, effective June 30, according to a news release from the district. Helgerson gave his resignation to the school board Monday and shared news with staff via email on Tuesday.
Minnesota schools have been directed by the state education department to close out the 2019-2020 school year with distance learning, but a lot of uncertainty regarding school functions and finances remains in the air.
Distance learning has been in place for nearly two weeks at Jordan Public Schools, and for teachers and students alike, it’s the distance part that’s really being felt.
When Gov. Tim Walz signed an order temporarily closing schools earlier this month, it didn’t come as a surprise for many school administrators, like Jordan Public Schools Superintendent Matt Helgerson, who’d already read the writing on the wall.
Portable hand sanitizer dispensing stations cost local school districts about $150 apiece, but Jordan High School students are building them for closer to $5 a pop.
The Jordan School District will lose three teachers, four paraprofessionals and the school resource officer — among other reductions — in order to make room for a projected $675,000 budget shortfall next year.