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Osseo School Board approves 2013 budget

Jonathan Young, MN Sun Newspapers, July 5, 2012 – The Osseo School Board has approved a budget with $207.5 million in general fund expenses for fiscal year 2013, which runs July 2012 through June 2013. The budget represents an increase of about $5 million over the $202.5 million revised budget for fiscal year 2012. Revenues […]

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Mahtomedi District trims costs to offset revenue decline

 Kristine Goodrich, White Bear Press, June 20, 2012  – MAHTOMEDI — District 624 is trimming spending while revenues are expected to dip in 2012-13. On June 14, the Mahtomedi School Board approved a preliminary budget for next school year. Staffing cuts, fee increases and other measures aimed at helping balance the budget were approved by […]

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Duluth School Board cuts 29 teachers

John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune, June 20, 2012 – With expressions of sorrow and the opposition of one member, the Duluth School Board voted on Tuesday to lay off 29 additional full- and part-time teachers. The teacher cuts will help the district close a $3.8 million budget gap. The cuts include eight non-tenured teachers and […]

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Smaller, shorter levy hike sought

Kylie Saari, Fairmont Sentinel, June 13, 2012 – FAIRMONT – Fairmont Area Schools has good news and bad news. The good news is it is financially stable for the next school year. The bad news is what happens after that. “We are in superb shape financially for the coming school year,” Superintendent Joe Brown told […]

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Balanced budget without cuts expected in District 196

Jessica Harper, MN Sun ThisWeek, June 12, 2012 – For the first time in three years, the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District will be able to balance its budget without reductions. “It’s so exciting to me that we are not cutting and that we are performing better than in previous years,” Board Member Jackie Magnuson said. […]

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School district takes reins of Anoka County-run school

Kristian Hernandez, Star Tribune, June 11, 2012 – Twenty-nine teachers will be laid off as a result of the transition. A school run by Anoka County for 35 years will soon be incorporated into the Centennial District — a bittersweet moment at what officials say is the only county-run school in the state. On Tuesday, […]

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Rookie teachers feel the brunt of cuts

Steve Brandt, Star Tribune, June 9, 2012 – Teachers in their first three years are still losing their jobs before those with tenure. Dayton vetoed bill that would have curbed seniority rights. Most of next year’s pink slips once again are going to rookie teachers. None of the metro area’s six biggest school districts is […]

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Mike Ciresi on education equity: ‘We’re in it for the long term’

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, May 30, 2012 – Mike Ciresi Mike Ciresi has never been accused of being a quiet man. The most famous of the courtroom victories to come of his four decades as a trial attorney was the $6 billion the tobacco industry paid in 1998 to settle a suit with the state of Minnesota. Before […]

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District 191 softens the blow

John Gessner, SUNThisweek, May 24, 2012 – Board pares cut list Budget cuts in School District 191 became a little easier to take May 17 when the School Board reinstated $1.53 million that had been on the chopping block. Restorations include the equivalent of 11 full-time positions, including three teaching positions at Burnsville High School […]

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Among cuts, board protects German in Farmington schools

Michelle Leonard, The Farmington Independent, May 24, 2012 – What do you do with a teacher when she doesn’t have a class to teach? It’s a question the Farmington School District will have to answer following a pair of votes that put three teachers on what the district calls an unrequested leave of absence but […]

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