Education

North Branch Area Public Schools recently received word from Moody’s Investor Service affirming our bond rating at A1. As well, Moody’s removed a negative outlook from our status. The negative outlook was given to the school district two years ago amidst declining enrollment and funding challenges. Now though, as the result of improvements to state [...]

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People who visited Sunrise River Elementary School Friday likely saw tractors outside the school, chickens and other animals on display in a fenced-in area on school grounds and numerous students sporting their favorite farmer gear, such as cowboy hats, John Deere shirts and flannel. This was all part of “Dress like a Farmer” day, which [...]

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The NBAPS School Board set its preliminary property tax levy at 12 percent higher than last year’s final levy at the board’s Sept. 25 meeting. School Board Member Randy Westby was the lone member to vote against the measure, stating that he thought 12 percent was too much of an increase. Randi Johnson, the director [...]

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Foreign exchange students from across the globe are experiencing a taste of American culture in Rush City. Noemi Mateus, 15, of Berlin, Germany, has been enjoying her stay with her host family, Eric and Amy Langworthy, with sons Zeth, 17, and Ashton, 12. At age 17, Lorenzo Bertini, of Rome, Italy, has been experiencing a [...]

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Randi Johnson, North Branch Area Public Schools director of finance and human resources, said at the Sept. 25 School Board meeting that it is a “joyful time” for the district following a bond rating upgrade by Moody’s Investor Services. She explained that Moody’s is one of the financial organizations that reviews units of government and [...]

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