Education

We are proud as a school district to announce yet another partnership between the school district and the community. Activities/Community Education Director Brett Carlson has been working very closely with community member Barb Hensch, of the North Branch Area Athletic Association, toward providing local business owners an affordable and effective way to advertise to the [...]

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FIRST Team 3038, the North Branch-Chisago Lakes robotics team, will be in action at the MSHSL state robotics championships May 17 at Williams Arena on the campus of the University on Minnesota. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:45 a.m. with competition starting at 9 a.m. The event is free to the public. Team 3038 enters the [...]

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Fixes, upgrades needed to school infrastructure North Branch Area Public Schools has aging infrastructure, and as time passes, the need for repairs and upgrades to district buildings, vehicles and property arises. At its workshop meeting Thursday, the board addressed those needs and proposed the organization of a workgroup to study the capital needs of the [...]

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I have been asked recently to explain the thought process we use when deciding whether or not to release students early. There are a variety of reasons to be very cautious when calling school early. And, in fact, we believe calling school early creates a potentially dangerous situation in and of itself, especially with a [...]

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When Randi Jonson, North Branch Area Public Schools director of personnel and finance, addressed the School Board at its April 10 meeting, she said, “It’s very unusual to be able to come to you this early in a legislative session and talk to you about new statutory good news.” That “good news,” in Johnson’s estimation, [...]

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