I am sure I speak for the Sunrise River School staff when I say how touched we were at the turnout for the “Reward School” celebration breakfast last Friday at Sunrise. There were well over 100 people in attendance, including staff, students, families, and school board members. There were so many people, in fact, that [...]
Due to the weather-related closings Jan. 23 and 28, North Branch Area Public Schools has scheduled make-up days for Monday, March 3 and Monday, March 17. The school district also reminds families that Monday, Feb. 24 already has been scheduled as a make-up day for a previous weather-related cancellation.
Employees at The Gap Outlet Store in North Branch sponsored a single mother with three children at North Branch Area Public Schools this year. Through fundraising over the course of about two months, Gap employees collected over $500 worth of gifts and cash for the family. Gap employees dropped the collection at North Branch Area [...]
North Branch Area Public Schools is losing a very important member of its family in Kim Salo. Words can hardly do justice to this loss. Kim’s service to the school board began in 1998, but her service to the community began as a levy supporter even before that. Her experience in working on a successful [...]
A decision by the Minnesota State Legislature this past session allows school districts to levy more money per pupil unit, and the NBAPS School Board took full advantage of that new authority at its Dec. 12 meeting. The decision wasn’t made without any contention, however. Board Members Randy Westby and Jay Falk voted against using [...]
The Minnesota Department of Education last week notified North Branch Area Public Schools that the Minnesota Department of Revenue had discovered an error that affects the district’s overall proposed property tax levy, which was set Sept. 26. The error was in the calculation of sales ratios that are used to set adjusted net tax capacities. [...]