Deb Henton
You have read about just a few of the great things happening at North Branch Area Public Schools this year. What you may not know is some of the lesser-known impact of our new funding — improved class size. I have seen numerous emails from teaching staff with messages like “It’s hard to put in...Read More
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This spring, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law new legislation to address bullying in public schools. Our school board passed a new policy in August, and copies of the policy (514) have been sent to all families and all staff members. Here are some things to know about the new anti-bullying law, ...Read More
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If you are not the parent of a sixth, seventh, or tenth grade student, you may not be aware of an exciting initiative starting at North Branch Area Public Schools this year. “Bridging D3” is the evolution of our Discover Digital Devices (D3) effort, which began a few years ago and allowed studen...Read More
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Over the coming weeks, I will be writing much about what is new this year at North Branch Area Public Schools. We have our device initiative “Bridging D3,” the end of tiered busing routes, a new anti-bullying policy, and of course, a return to a five-day week and more. There are a couple of new ...Read More
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Last Thursday evening brought beautiful weather for the North Branch Quarterback Club’s fourth annual “Football, Floats and Fun.” This is a wonderful event that has come to serve as a milestone on the way to the next school year. I know, it’s still summer for a few more weeks, but it’s har...Read More
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North Branch Area Public Schools Superintendent Deb Henton gave her last report on the four-day school week at Thursday’s School Board meeting. The district will be going back to the five-day week next year due to changes in the state school funding formula that gives more authority to school boar...Read More
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