four-day week

By a unanimous decision at its March 13 regular meeting, the NBAPS School Board decided to go back to a five-day school week. The decision was just one of the many assumptions that were approved when the board finalized its 2014-2015 budget at the meeting. Prior to the regular meeting, the board held a meeting [...]

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To the editor It’s always amazing to me that people continue to suggest that the school board and district “have it out for us.” What possible reason would they have for driving the school district into the ground?  It seems to me if they destroy our schools, they also endanger their own livelihoods. Does Mr. [...]

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To the editor It was a sad day in North Branch March 7, 2013 when the school board met and the decision was made to move forward with the four-day school week for another long three- year term. The two newly seated board members were the first to speak and took their first gulp of [...]

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Last Thursday, the school board considered two recommendations for addressing the 2013-14 budget deficit; one in four-day week and another in a five-day week. We know the decision how to move forward was a difficult one for the school board, which voted to proceed in a four-day week by a 3-2 vote (school board vice-chair [...]

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After considering information garnered from three public meetings and a community survey, the North Branch Area Public Schools School Board decided Thursday to stay with a four-day school week. The decision to keep with the status quo was approved by a 3-2 vote. Board member Kirby Ekstrom was absent. Kim Salo, Tim MacMillan and Linda [...]

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Five teachers could be cut if district implements five-day week North Branch Area Public Schools Superintendent Deb Henton presented the  school board with two options in regard to the four-day school week at the board’s Thursday work session: continue with the four-day week, or go back to the five-day week and consider cutting five teachers. [...]

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