North Branch school district

Many of you participated in either a random sample phone survey, or the online survey recently offered to parents/guardians, and we appreciate your input very much. As I understand it, the response to the online parent/guardian survey was astounding, and well exceeded industry standards for self-reporting surveys. In many ways, you told us things we […]

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There was a general consensus among area educators, school board members and parents who attended a public meeting on school funding Thursday at the North Branch Area Education Center: something needs to be changed about how money is allocated to schools. The meeting was one of a series that has been organized by Minnesota Commissioner […]

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By MaryHelen Swanson There was reason for rejoicing in the North Branch schools last week when the district office was notified that US News and World Report had listed North Branch Area High School (NBAHS) among the best high schools in America. NBAHS was one of only 96 high schools in Minnesota to receive a […]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— A sizable crowd attended a public hearing on the North Branch school district budget recommendations for 2012-13 last week. Some were hearing the presentation for the second time, for others it was a first. That recommendation includes elimination of 11.5 FTE positions, of which 6.5 are teachers. Facing a $2.1 million deficit […]

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By MaryHelen Swanson The North Branch school district is not going to conduct a levy referendum this year, but as promised with the failure of last year’s levy, adjustments to the 2012-13 budget will affect the classroom and more. Last Thursday, the school board held a special meeting to hear the presentation of the budget […]

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