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December 10, 2014
Willmar could not share Chad Akerson investigation with Ashby School District
ASHBY, Minn. - When Ashby School District representatives called Willmar Senior High School to check on Chad Jeffrey Akerson’s previous employment, they likely wouldn’t have been able to find out about an investigation Willmar conducted shortly before Akerson resigned in 2012,...
news / local
December 10, 2014 - 4:39pm
Video: Wahpeton (N.D.) teacher faces investigation after incident with two students
WAHPETON, N.D. – A teacher here has been put on administrative leave for allegedly pushing two students against a wall and making inappropriate...
news / nation
December 10, 2014 - 10:36am
December 9, 2014
NLS levy to drop in 2015
NEW LONDON — Following a truth-in-taxation hearing Monday, the New London-Spicer School Board gave final approval to a $3.8 million tax levy for next year. The levy, which is payable in 2015, is a 3.05 percent decrease from this year’s tax levy of $3.9 million. The total levy...
December 9, 2014 - 10:41pm
December 8, 2014
Willmar Public Schools begins telephone survey
WILLMAR — A polling company has begun making calls to residents of the Willmar Public Schools to gauge their feelings about the district and a potential building project. The district has been studying alternatives for a building project for more than a year, and recently hired...
December 8, 2014 - 9:01pm
November 30, 2014
NLS initiates program focused on relationships, self-esteem of fifth-grade girls
NEW LONDON –– It’s not unusual for friendships between middle school-aged girls to be accompanied by a large dollop of self-doubt and a dose of drama that can lead to conflicts in and out of classrooms. In an effort to boost the self-esteem of its fifth-grade girls and encourage...
November 30, 2014 - 10:34pm
November 27, 2014
NLS debates starting school before or after Labor Day in 2015
NEW LONDON — The issue of whether school will start before or after Labor Day in 2015 was discussed Monday by the New London-Spicer School Board but no decision was made. Although there are several exceptions, state law requires that K-12 grade schools start classes after Labor...
November 27, 2014 - 11:06pm
November 21, 2014
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet in a workshop session at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The board will hear an update on English Language Learner programs and discuss potential plans for facility...
November 21, 2014 - 11:19pm
November 17, 2014
Willmar School Board decides not to make up two snow days already taken in November
WILLMAR — Students and staff at Willmar Public Schools will not have to make up two snow days after all. The Willmar School Board members decided Monday that the district will not require make-up days for snow days on Nov. 10 and 11. Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard said the district...
November 17, 2014 - 11:44pm
November 11, 2014
Ebola fears sting Minnesota children of West African heritage
Liberia’s economy was the assignment and Tarlee, a student at a suburban Minneapolis high school, had worked hard on her class presentation. To spice it up, she even brought in a traditional Liberian meal to share. Then she saw the fear. One classmate warily eyed the meat —...
news / state
November 11, 2014 - 11:45pm
November 5, 2014
YME operating levy fails
GRANITE FALLS – The Yellow Medicine East School District will not be adding $695 per pupil to its operating levy. The levy increase was denied by the district’s voters Tuesday. The vote was 1,566 to 1,097. Operating levies are used to pay for school operations. The...
news / region
November 5, 2014 - 3:29pm
Area school board races decided
Contested races in seven area school districts were decided on Tuesday. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa The BBE School District elected four school board members, including one new member, and voted out an incumbent. The votes were 1,046 for incumbent Scott Voss, 880 for Pat Thieschafer,...
November 5, 2014 - 2:33pm
NL-S voters reject $14.6 million building project
NEW LONDON –– Voters in the New London-Spicer School District rejected a $14.6 million building project Tuesday. There were 2,471 votes against issuing the 20-year general obligation school building bond and 1,860 votes in support of it. The proposal included construction...
news / local
November 5, 2014 - 8:18am
Lac qui Parle Valley levy renewal passes
MADISON – Voters in the Lac qui Parle Valley School District approved a renewal of the district’s $866 per pupil operating levy Tuesday. The vote was 1,751 to 859. The operating levy will last 10 years. Operating levies are used to pay for school operations.
news / local
November 5, 2014 - 2:45am
New London-Spicer levy fails
NEW LONDON — A $14.6 million bond question for school remodeling and expansion in the New London-Spicer School District failed on a vote of 2,471 to 1,860. The project would have paid for remodeling in the district’s buildings and the addition of a performing arts and a gymnasium...
news / local
November 5, 2014 - 2:41am
ACGC levy renewal passes
GROVE CITY – Voters in the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District approved a renewal of the district’s $805.65 per pupil operating levy Tuesday. The vote was 1,264 to 991. The operating levy will last 10 years. Operating levies are used to pay for school operations. ...
news / local
November 5, 2014 - 2:38am