Eastern Carver County Schools announced high schools students will transition from distance learning to the hybrid model beginning on Monday, Sept. 28.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board approved various requests for additional staffing for the 2020-2021 school year at its Sept. 14 meeting.
All five candidates for the District 112 School Board will participate in a virtual live candidate forum and answer questions from the public on Thursday, Oct. 8.
The communications protocols and board operating norms for the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board, which asks for the board chair and superintendent to be copied on email responses from members, was discussed during the Sept. 14 meeting of the board.
Shakopee Public Schools will hold a State of the District presentation Sept. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Thrust Stage at Shakopee High School.
The Shakopee School Board discussed a $33.2 million preliminary property tax levy for taxes payable in 2021 at its Sept. 14 school board meeting.
District 112, in its transition to in-house transportation operations, is working with SBC Public Finance to purchase 15 buses. The lease agreement will be for a term of eight years at 1.4% interest rate. The district will access its operating capital to make the annual lease payments.
Changes in federal funding now allow Eastern Carver County Schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost.
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.
Danielle Raabe was planning on a future in sports medicine when she attended Black Hill State University to play basketball.
First day of school is nothing new to Carver Elementary Principal June Johnson. Sept. 8 marked year No. 29 in District 112, the last 23 years as a building leader.
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.
Childcare providers in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District say they’re optimistic about the year ahead after a successful summer operating programs within the school buildings.
The area's private schools, for grades pre-K to 8, are preparing to open with in-person learning.
Music teacher Eric Songer wonders if the technology will hold up. Science teacher Gillian Gale wonders what will happen if and when students or teachers get sick. Assistant Superintendent Erin Rathke sees more questions than answers in districts around the state.
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District Superintendent Theresa Battle will serve on Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ recently convened task force on law enforcement education reform.
As public school districts have wrestled all summer with tough decisions on how to start the school year, private institutions have forged ahead.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools staff held signs reading “Teachers deserve safety,” “Later start = Safer start,” and “Teachers supporting teachers,” as they filled the parking lot of the District Services Center Monday evening before the PLSAS Board met to discuss a recommendation to prolong …
Bumping back the deadline by four days for families to have a better opportunity to explore what is best for their kids, Eastern Carver County Schools had 1,251 students opt-in to Online Learning Academy for the first semester (Jan. 22) as of Aug. 21.
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.
Eastern Carver County Schools has compiled some recorded presentations to help with families decision ahead of the Wednesday, Aug. 19 deadline at 10 a.m.
Students knew when eighth-grade English and Spanish teacher Mandy Marek was approaching their classroom by the click of her heels. At 5 feet, 4 inches, she wore them every day, and they gave her almost enough height to edge out her students.
Schools in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District will open to students for hybrid learning this fall, but a significant number of local families are already choosing to learn virtually full-time.
Eastern Carver County Schools announced Aug. 11 for grades 9-12 the three high schools will start the school year learning in a full-time Distance Learning 2.0 model, with opportunities for in-person learning for students needing additional supports.
Eastern Carver County Schools announced Aug. 11 a plan to start the 2020-21 school year with four days of in-person instruction for students in grades kindergarten through fifth.
The Shakopee School Board approved the amended learning models for the fall at its Aug. 10 work session after some board members raised questions and concerns about the details of those plans.
Five candidates have emerged for three open Eastern Carver County school board positions for November's general election.
Every phone call, every email, every question from families across Eastern Carver County was heard. Nothing was left off the table in discussing the road ahead in terms of in-person, hybrid or distance learning in District 112.
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District officials have not yet announced plans for how learning will be conducted this fall.
A highly-anticipated announcement by Gov. Tim Walz last week turned heads of school superintendents throughout the state.
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.
Shakopee Public Schools will follow the state’s recommendations for the reopening of schools by allowing students and families to choose between either a flexible in-person, hybrid or distance learning model, or enroll their students into a one-year program called Shakopee Online.
When the 2020-21 school years starts, Red Oak Elementary school will have a new principal. The only principal the school has ever had, Mitchell Perrine, is retiring at the end of July.
The Eastern Carver County School Board met July 20 to discuss and review potential COVID-19 plans for the upcoming school year.
Almost two months after a drive-through celebration for graduating seniors, local high schools are giving them a chance to walk across the stage.
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.
The Shakopee School Board unanimously approved a ballot measure for a $9 million phased-in operating levy, along with $2 million in permanent budget cuts for the next two years if the levy passes, and $5.4 million in permanent budget cuts for the 2021-2022 school year if it doesn’t.
At its July 11 board retreat, Shakopee School District administration narrowed down its budget mitigation options to either a $9 million levy paid over the course of the next four years, or $11.15 million in budget cuts made over the next five years, which would lead to 48 teaching positions cut.
Doug Bullinger got his first look at the empty halls of Chanhassen High School July 10. Just beautiful he thought, one of two finalists on campus for the principal position.
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