Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.
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South Washington County Schools is paying $75,000 to settle a racial discrimination case.
South Washington County Schools reached a settlement with a former employee who had sued an administrator and the district for racial discrimination.
Viewpoint There has been a lot of talk recently about the media and its truthfulness. Media usually comes to us in three forms: objective, subjective and sports. For this conversation I will leave out sports because that is a different reporting angle altogether. Media also comes to us in different ways. We have the print media and electronic media. Electronic media comes to us in the form of television, radio and the internet.
Last year, black high school students in District 833 graduated at nearly the same rate as their white classmates, evidence of an achievement gap closure in a year that also saw the district’s highest overall graduation rate of 92.6 percent. Movement toward closing the graduation gap among white students and minority classmates was evident in a Minnesota Department of Education graduate rates report released Feb. 22.
The bus assistant who police say was recorded molesting young students aboard a District 833 school bus has resigned.
A Cottage Grove man nabbed in an underage prostitution sting must spend three years on probation.
A School District 833 transportation assistant is accused of molesting six young students who rode a bus serving preschool and special needs children.
Any uncertainty about whether South Washington County Schools will put a referendum to voters in November 2017 was laid to rest early.
School District 833 Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion families who long have been eager for their own space with plenty of breathing room for the popular program now are worried what their children might inhale at their next school. Air pollution and traffic volumes are among safety concerns Nuevas Fronteras parents have about a plan by BNSF Railway to build a 6,000-vehicle parking lot in St. Paul Park. The site is south of the Oltman Middle School building that District 833 intends to renovate for Nuevas Fronteras and other uses.