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School board in discussions to cut $2.5 million

School board in discussions to cut $2.5 million

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor

December 18, 2018

On Dec. 13, the school board began examining the budget cuts within the district that needed to happen. The school is budgeting around a $2.5 million deficit and they approved $1.081 million worth of cuts as of Jan. 11. The board originally proposed $1.523 million in reductions, however after t...

Staff Editorial: keep budget cuts away from classroom

Staff Editorial: keep budget cuts away from classroom

Pony Express Staff

December 17, 2018

Due to a $2.5 million deficit for the 2019-20 school year, board members are working to reduce expenses.  Thousands of people will be impacted in the district next year as tough decisions will be made to cut the budget. Board members should aim to make cuts that have the least impact on student learning. Programs,...

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Elli Swanson, Photographer

November 14, 2018

Brookview Elementary, District 834's newest elementary school is hoping to expand very soon due to the developing neighborhoods near by. Brookview Elementary school located in Woodbury has almost met its capacity of students and continues to increase in size. Because of the increase in students...

District Think Tank brainstorms graduation needs

District Think Tank brainstorms graduation needs

Olivia Weirtz, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2016

The district has been looking for ways to improve; their most outside of the box method has been to brainstorm ideas with a 12 person district meeting dubbed as a "Think Tank". The Think Tank was held on the 27 and included school administrators, teachers, board members and community leaders. The di...

School start times take toll on mental health

School start times take toll on mental health

Ashlyn Aarness, Photographer

December 2, 2016

Early morning and late, homework-filled nights. This is the life of a typical high school student. More and more schools are switching over to a later start time to increase productivity. Thought Exchange is changing the game for our district. Stillwater School District has had this discussion ...

New school board members elected this term

New school board members elected this term

Emily Ness, Video Anchor

November 17, 2014

The Stillwater School Board election was held on Nov. 4. This year, eight candidates ran for four seats. Incumbent Tom Lehman, re-elected for another term, said, “The election was great! I was honored to win and humbled that I was the top vote getter. I am looking forward to four more years o...

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