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School District 833
April 23, 2009
School board to hear about summer student wellness program tonight
The District 833 School Board will hear about Newport Elementary School's dental program, and take action on a change to its athletic and activity participation policy at tonight's meeting. The policy change would require that seventh- and eighth-graders who participate in high school...
April 23, 2009 - 8:42am
Students offered engineering, technology classes
There are currently enough East Ridge High School students to fill three classes of Introduction to Engineering Design this fall.
April 23, 2009 - 7:01am
April 16, 2009
Appeals court dismisses lawsuit on boundary decision
School District 833 received notice from the Minnesota Court of Appeals that an appeal challenging the district's attendance boundary decisions has been dismissed, according to a press release from the school district. The dismissal order received by the district quotes Minn. St...
April 16, 2009 - 12:52pm
March 27, 2009
833 board cuts $6 million from next year's budget
The District 833 School Board agreed cut $6 million from the 2009-2010 budget at its March 26 meeting. District elementary school media specialists were at the meeting to make sure a specialist reduction of one-half position was not made and that more specialists didn't get cut. Superintendent...
March 27, 2009 - 8:39am
March 3, 2009
Task force finalizes budget cut list for school board
The District 833 Budget Adjustment Task Force met Monday, March 2, and agreed to send the school board $5.8 million in suggested cuts in the 2009-2010 budget. The task force also sent two more lists, one containing possible cuts worth $1.2 million and one containing cuts worth $1.2...
March 3, 2009 - 3:50pm
February 24, 2009
833 budget task force re-arranges budget cut task
The District 833 budget task force has re-structured the mandate from school board members to submit $7.5 million in suggested cuts from the 2009-2010 budget so the board can trim $5 million. The task force met, Feb.
February 24, 2009 - 1:50pm
February 23, 2009
New superintendent takes pay freeze
Assistant Superintendent Mark Porter, who has been hired to take the job of superintendent of School District 833 at the end of June, will make $159,900, according to the contract approved by the school board, Feb. 17. The annual salary is the same as is currently being paid to Superintendent...
February 23, 2009 - 11:14am
February 18, 2009
High schools will start at 8:35 a.m. next fall
Among the changes for School District 833 next school year, parents can add new school-day start times. Instead of getting to their first hour classes at 7:30 a.m., high school students will start at 8:35 a.m. and end the day at 3:05 p.m. The school board, at the Feb.
February 18, 2009 - 7:53am
February 17, 2009
833 budget task force mulling $7.5 million in cuts
Meeting in small groups, the District 833 budget task force got to work Feb. 9, and offered suggestions to cut $7.5 million from the 2009-2010 budget. Some task force members suggested the district freeze wages.
February 17, 2009 - 7:30am
February 16, 2009
Views on start times come out at public meetings
Residents and teachers shared their thoughts and worries on new school start time plans at public meetings held last Monday and Tuesday. Resident Joanne Micu's concern about elementary schools starting at 7:45 a.m., as set forth in one plan, was shared by others who said it's not...
February 16, 2009 - 7:46am
February 4, 2009
School start times up for discussion at tonight's School Board workshop
The District 833 School Board will talk about new start times for the 2009-2010 school year at tonight's workshop meeting. Other agenda items include the Gateway Program, the 2009-2010 school year calendar, the alternative facilities budget first reading and the health and safety...
February 4, 2009 - 8:25am
January 23, 2009
District lists schools' start times under proposed plans
School District 833 has released the full list of when specific schools would start under various plans under consideration by its start time committee. The start times for the district's schools are slated to change when East Ridge High School opens in fall of 2009. To give feedback...
January 23, 2009 - 2:38pm
833 class sizes to increase next year
Anticipating no additional money from the state, School District 833 is slated to raise class sizes by an average of one-half student next year at all grade levels. The District 833 School Board voted unanimously in favor of increasing class sizes to save money at its Jan.
January 23, 2009 - 10:33am
January 16, 2009
Start time committee down to four plans
When the District 833 School Board meets Feb. 5, it will get four plans from the committee working on proposals to change the start and end times of district schools in order to start high schools later in the morning. The four plans under consideration, Plan 15, Plan 16, Plan 17...
January 16, 2009 - 8:12am
January 9, 2009
833 considers staff cuts to save money
The sky is not falling, Superintendent Tom Nelson told the District 833 School Board at the Jan. 8 workshop. The district is "in good shape" but will be in better condition in upcoming years if it curbs spending now, he said. He recommended the board increase class sizes by an average...
January 9, 2009 - 8:49am