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School Board violates Open Meeting Law, not strong enough response

School Board violates Open Meeting Law, not strong enough response

John Franklin, Copy Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

On Aug. 29, the School Board formed a quorum at a Finance and Operations Working group meeting, therefore violating Minnesota's Open Meeting Law (OML).  This was confirmed by an advisory opinion letter from Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis from the Minnesota Department of Administration. The S...

School board discusses $2.4 million deficit

School board discusses $2.4 million deficit

Julia Bennett, Business Editor

November 8, 2018

There will be new budget cuts in the district this year. The district is looking to address a $2.4 million deficit. The first school board meeting took place on Oct. 10 to begin conversations for new changes within our schools. The school board is reviewing possible areas to consider for reductions...

Budget cuts hit district

Sam Begin, Layout Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2015

Budget cuts have rolled around again to the district as continued deficit spending mandates continued cuts to program funding. The goal of these cuts is to create a balanced budget for the 2015-2016 school year, but some people wonder what these cuts will do to the quality of education the district maintains. While...

Taxation without representation

Taxation without representation

Sam Begin, Layout Editor

February 24, 2015

It is tradition to have voters approve any local tax increase. After all, did colonial Americans not decry the British's taxes with the slogan, "No Taxation without Representation?" As citizens of a free country, Americans have a right to decide where and to what to put their money into, if anything at ...

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