Deb Henton

It is common knowledge that Taher, the school district’s food service provider, has an excellent menu full of great tasting and healthy options for our students. Patron Tour attendees get the privilege of eating “Viking pasta” and in two years I have yet to hear a complaint! Now, North Branch Area Public Schools is partnering [...]

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Spring break is upon us and with it comes the knowledge that the school year is starting to wind down. One sure sign of spring is the Sunrise River School carnival. This year’s carnival is 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 4. As in previous years, we will run shuttle service from both the high school and [...]

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To the editor Last Thursday, the NBAPS school board voted to approve the 2014-15 budget, which included a recommendation for a return to a five-day week. Many have asked why not stay with a four-day week since it is working so well and saved money. Four years ago, when the school district moved to a [...]

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North Branch Area Public Schools has been hosting reading events over the last couple of weeks. Our older students read to elementary students as part of “I Love to Read” and Education Minnesota President Denise Specht read to Sunrise students last Monday as part of “Read Across America.” We live in an era of great [...]

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Last Thursday, school district administration presented the 2014-15 budget recommendation to the school board. It was a historic evening on many levels. The simple fact that the school district is not recommending reductions for the first time in a decade is a significant moment for our schools and our community.  What is also significant, though, [...]

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I may have mentioned it before but it bears repeating: This year’s budget process is going to look significantly different than previous years. The primary reason for this is the school board’s decision to accept the full funding authority provided by the state in the recent omnibus bill. What do those funds mean for us? [...]

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