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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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Last Thursday night, the North Branch Area Public Schools school board was informed that we are projecting a $1.6 million deficit for the next school year. As always, we will keep you informed of important recommendations as we move toward addressing that deficit. There are some dates of which you should be aware as we [...]

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It’s coming up on winter in Minnesota and school closings and delays, though something we try to avoid, are a fact of life sometimes. On those occasions when a closing or delay may be an eventuality, our transportation department is watching and testing conditions closely overnight so any necessary announcements can be made well in [...]

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By Supt. Deb Henton, North Branch Area Schools— If you haven’t heard already, let me be the first to tell you that enrollment was not what we thought it was going to be this year. It was much higher! It is my great pleasure to tell you that, as of Oct. 11, we are only [...]

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By Deb Henton, superintendent of North Branch schools— Last week our students, especially our elementary students, received a very important education, but not from their teachers. Last Thursday and Friday, students learned of the importance of fire safety and prevention. If you have ever suffered a burn, or experienced a family member or friend who [...]

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I just came from the Friday pep rally at the high school and there was such energy in the gym! Homecoming is a wonderful time of year. As I gazed out into the sea of red and black, I thought about how nice it is to see all of our high school students rallying to [...]

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