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School District 833
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
January 7, 2009
Pawlenty, lawmakers want to mandate sharing
Schools save money when they combine business-office services, so Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a coalition of state legislators want to require cooperation. A...
January 7, 2009 - 4:36pm
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
December 22, 2008
Superintendent candidates answer questions from the public
School District 833's two internal candidates for superintendent both said that they are concerned about students' test scores and they think the alternative pay system for teachers has been a success at a public question and answer session last Friday. Rick Spicuzza, assistant superintendent...
December 22, 2008 - 2:01pm
December 19, 2008
School District tax levy shows 5.2 percent increase
The School District 833 school board, Dec.
December 19, 2008 - 8:13am
District closes open enrollment and H.S. transfers next year
Open enrollment of most students living outside the district will be closed for 2009-2010, according to resolution approved by the school board, Dec. 18. The only exception is for 11th-grade students.
December 19, 2008 - 8:11am
December 11, 2008
Board says scrap Labor Day rule
This year's school calendar is an example of why the law banning school starts until after Labor Day should be changed, District 833 administrators and school board members told local legislators in a meeting, Dec. 4. This year, in order to get the school year completed in the first...
December 11, 2008 - 7:44am