North Branch Area Public Schools

Sunrise River School will host a kindergarten registration and information night April 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m. If you are looking for a kindergarten program, come and see what we have to offer, talk to our teachers and staff, and see our wonderful building. Starting next fall, North Branch Area Public Schools will offer free [...]

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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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In last week’s article “NB council discusses impact of four-day school week on city,” members of the city council made misleading statements about the four-day week. One such comment implied that because of the four-day week teachers “have to work twice as hard” to get students to retain information. According to a survey crafted by [...]

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With the North Branch Area Public Schools School Board set to host a series of public meetings about the district’s four-day week, the North Branch City Council felt its Monday meeting was a good time to start discussing how the school board’s decision on the matter could affect the city. Mayor Ron Lindquist brought up [...]

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