Editor’s note: The following column was written and submitted by the Shakopee Lions Club.
Absentee voting for a special election began Sept. 17 in Shakopee, with residents voting on the potential implementation of an operating levy for the Shakopee Public School District.
The Shakopee School Board this week unanimously approved a special election to bring an operating levy before voters on Nov. 2.
This May, 407 random registered voters in Shakopee participated in a survey to offer feedback for Shakopee Public Schools. The participants were asked to grade the school district, offer opinions on a potential operating levy, measure the performance of district leadership and the school boa…
The following students were named to the Shakopee Area Catholic School honor rolls for the fourth quarter. Students on the High Honor Roll earned a 3.7-4.0 grade point average and students on the honor roll earned a 3.3-3.69 grade point average.
Shakopee School Board Chair Kristi Peterson advocated for Minnesota students June 10 with the Minnesota School Board Association at Day on the Hill, which consisted of participating in virtual meetings with U.S. House and Senate legislators.
Minnesota's graduation rate reached an all-time high last year despite online learning and other challenges brought with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released this month by the Minnesota Department of Education.
Shakopee Public Schools will be offering free summer meal pickup and delivery opportunities for children up to 18 years old starting June 15.
Shakopee residents asked questions of Shakopee School Board Chair Kristi Peterson, Treasurer Joe Aldrich, Superintendent Mike Redmond and Finance Director Bill Menozzi at a May 10 community forum about a second try at a levy.
After a year of unexpected expenditures and fluctuating enrollment numbers, school districts throughout the state face budget shortfalls that could be ongoing.
Hundreds of Shakopee High School students participated in a walkout in solidarity against racial injustice on Tuesday, April 20.
Shakopee High School seniors have had quite the non-traditional end to their high school experience. Many of them have not been able to attend prom yet due to last year’s pandemic restrictions.
The Shakopee School Board cut 48 probationary teachers and proposed to cut nine tenured teachers at its Tuesday meeting this week due to necessary budget cuts after voters turned down the district’s proposed $9 million operating levy in November 2020.
In November, 54% of Shakopee voters cast ballots against a proposed $9 million operating levy for Shakopee Public Schools. Now, the Shakopee School Board has implemented nearly $7 million in cuts to correct the district’s deficit.
Three Shakopee High School seniors have been designated as 2021 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and were honored at the March 22 Shakopee School Board meeting.
Shakopee students in grades 6 through 12 will return to hybrid learning on Tuesday, Feb. 16, as new county COVID cases per 10,000 residents hover around 19.
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.
Shakopee students K-12 will remain in distance learning through at least Jan. 15, according to a recommendation from Shakopee Public Schools' pandemic response advisory team.
The following students were named to the Shakopee Area Catholic School honor rolls for the first quarter. Students on the High Honor Roll earned a 3.7-4.0 grade point average and students on the honor roll earned a 3.3-3.69 grade point average.
The Shakopee School Board unanimously accepted a clean 2019-2020 audit report at its Nov. 23 business meeting. Its fund balance grew by $3.1 million, which was $1.7 million more than expected, but most of those gains are restricted funds that can only be spent on specific expenses such as fa…
It was 8:40 on a drizzly Tuesday morning and Amy Rutter’s Jackson Elementary School kindergarten students were already dancing in their living rooms as part of a necessary “brain break.”
Shakopee Public Schools moved up its transition from hybrid to distance learning due to the “worsening of the number of COVID-19 cases in our area and their varied impacts on our ability to provide educational services to our students,” according to a recent announcement from the district.