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January 28, 2010
Viewpoint: Taxpayers should watch Legislature closely on delayed payments issue
School district finances and fund balances? Not a very exciting topic. But it's one that could be very significant to the parents, citizens...
January 28, 2010 - 2:33pm
December 16, 2009
Viewpoint: Many issues to consider when deciding whether to close school due to weather
On Wednesday, Dec. 9, we experienced our first true blast of winter weather. I made the decision to keep South Washington County Schools open...
December 16, 2009 - 10:11am
December 10, 2009
833 superintendent explains in letter why district did not issue "snow day" for schools Wednesday
Winter finally made its way to Woodbury Tuesday, Dec. 8 with about a half foot of snowfall recorded in the area. The National Weather Service included communities in District 833 in a winter storm warning Wednesday, but that wasn't quite enough for school officials to call a snow...
December 10, 2009 - 10:43am
November 19, 2009
Viewpoint: Students achieving in and out of the classroom
In this year of New Beginnings and High Expectations it is my pleasure to share with you some examples of student success in a couple of different...
November 19, 2009 - 10:00am
November 2, 2009
833 officials ask school board candidate to stop sending campaign emails to district staff
District 833 officials asked an incumbent school board candidate to stop sending campaign e-mails to district staff today, a day before the election, and called the actions inappropriate. District officials said school board member Marsha Adou sent election-related e-mails, from...
November 2, 2009 - 4:42pm
October 23, 2009
Viewpoint: Closing the reading gap between boys and girls
As an educator for 31 years I have always been aware of how important it is for students to develop strong reading skills. My awareness and...
October 23, 2009 - 8:51am
Viewpoint: Get involved in your school community
One of the essential elements of a successful school district is a vibrant and on-going relationship with you, the citizens we serve. It is our...
September 23, 2009 - 10:23am
September 3, 2009
Q&A with District 833 superintendent
In less than a week the days of summer will be a distant memory. Instead of barbeques, there will be school lunches. Instead of sunny days at a beach, there will be long afternoons in the library. The fall will also bring about a lot of changes to District 833 -- new attendance...
September 3, 2009 - 9:26am
Viewpoint: Looking back and forward as school year begins
The much awaited and anticipated 2009-10 school year is nearly upon us. We are days away from this historic moment of "new beginnings" in the South Washington County School District. The school year is one that will build upon the great tradition of our district while moving us ahead...
September 3, 2009 - 9:24am
August 19, 2009
Viewpoint: 833 still working on achievement standards
This is the first column of many that will be prepared as I begin working in a new capacity for the South Washington County Schools. It is appropriate...
August 19, 2009 - 11:18am
August 5, 2009
833 and teachers agree to continue pay incentives
The District 833 School Board approved a contract on July 9 with the United Teachers of South Washington County teacher's union to continue to participate in the Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System, also known as "Q-comp," for a third year. The program, with about $3 million...
August 5, 2009 - 5:39pm
July 29, 2009
East Ridge reaching home stretch
Walking down the halls of the still unfinished East Ridge High School, it's hard to imagine that in just a few short months the halls will be...
July 29, 2009 - 8:36am
July 10, 2009
New round of teacher contract talks begins
Gone are the days of teacher contract negotiations when union leaders squared off with District 833 representatives as adversaries. The notion that the interests of teachers and the administration are in opposition is a myth, said Superintendent Mark Porter to teacher union representatives...
July 10, 2009 - 3:22pm
July 8, 2009
A new era for South Washington County schools
As director of District 833 legal services and human resources, Mark Porter made no secret that he was applying for superintendent jobs in other...
July 8, 2009 - 8:55am
January 7, 2009
Mark Porter named District 833 superintendent
School District 833 Assistant Superintendent Mark Porter will be the new superintendent when Tom Nelson retires at the end of the school year. The...
January 7, 2009 - 9:33am