North Branch school board

Three seats on the North Branch school board will come up for election this fall. They are those currently held by Kim Salo (who is presently serving as chairman of the board), John White and Trent Jensen. Filing for the office of school board member will begin July 31 and close August 14. An affidavit of [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— When the North Branch school board meets next Thursday, the members will discuss the demise of the Main Street School property which could hold the promise of a nice windfall in the future, or a solution for current deficit needs. At at working session last week, local realtors Brian Richards and Tom [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— Last Thursday, as part of a nearly 5 hour meeting, the North Branch school board and large audience heard an update by high school assistant principal Glen Stevens on the D3 initiative, which allows and encourages students to utilize their personal digital devices to enhance their learning in school. High school student [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— Minnesota schools received an announcement last week that will change the way school districts work to reduce the achievement gap. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law is no longer in effect in this state, as Minnesota has received a waiver from the federal government. Last Thursday, North Branch schools Superintendent Dr. [...]

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North Branch Area Public Schools is facing a $2.1 million deficit for the 2012-13 school year. The North Branch school board heard the budget forecast at a regular work session Thursday, Jan. 26. A podcast of that meeting is available at the district homepage (www.northbranch.k12.mn.us). The district is expected to bring a budget recommendation to the [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— Supt. Deb Henton reviewed the progress made on the school district’s 5-year strategic plan, 1105 Key Activities were reported on this year, some representing the work of an individual, others the work of teams. She was particularly proud that there were no key activities reported incomplete. In the first year of the [...]

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