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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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.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, getting up and walking away a few minutes later. It was not immediately clear what happened to him. When he got up, he waved and walked to a back room. The governor was more than 40 minutes into his annual speech in front of a joint meeting of the House and Senate when he simply fell to the floor. in front a packed state House chamber.
South Washington County Schools is investigating after a student gained access to electronic personnel data. The district notified all of its roughly 3,250 employees last week that it discovered the data breach and was investigating with the help of law enforcement and a computer forensic firm. While it does not appear files were compromised beyond the student’s unauthorized access, the notice was sent to all employees “out of an abundance of caution,” communications director Barb Brown said.
A Cottage Grove man faces felony charges for allegedly joining with three male accomplices in the rape of a 14-year-old girl. Criminal charges filed in Washington County District Court allege Parker Cole Running-Jarvis, 18, and three 17-year-old males took turns forcing the girl into sex at a Woodbury townhome last August. Running-Jarvis was arrested Jan. 10 and booked at the Washington County jail. Bail was set at $200,000 with conditions or $500,000 without conditions. His attorney could not be reached for comment.