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Dan DeBaun,WJON
Dan DeBaun,WJON
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St. Cloud Area School District Still Short on Bus Drivers [VIDEO]

Several weeks into the new school year, the St. Cloud area school district is still experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers. There are around 9,000 students that the district buses to and from school every day. Four independent school bus operators serve the district.

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The Tech Build is unveiled Thursday afternoon. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
The Tech Build is unveiled Thursday afternoon. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Tech Students Building Habitat For Humanity Home [VIDEO]

Tech High School students are working with Habitat for Humanity to build a home that will be used by an area family in need. Tech High juniors and seniors from the career and technical education programs will be building a six-bedroom home in the parking lot on the corner of Division and 14th Avenue.

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Pederson shows off one of the updated rooms in Shoemaker. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Pederson shows off one of the updated rooms in Shoemaker. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Shoemaker Hall Marks 100 Years at St. Cloud State University [VIDEO]

A St. Cloud State building is celebrating a big birthday this year. For the past 100 years, Shoemaker Hall has been home for students at the University. Dan Pedersen, director of residential life, says current and former students and employees will gather together to celebrate the birthday on Saturday.

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District 742
District 742
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St. Cloud Area School District Approves 10-Year Maintenance Plan

The St. Cloud area school district is budgeting just over $66 million over the next 10 years for health, safety and maintenance. The plan included expenditures for district health and safety projects, totaling $66,300,000 for the next 10 years.

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Community volunteers and Principal Kate Flynn welcome students. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Community volunteers and Principal Kate Flynn welcome students. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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5th Grade Talahi Students Take Part in Kindness and Leadership Retreat [VIDEO]

Fifth grade students at Talahi Community School took part in a kindness and leadership retreat on Friday. Youth Frontiers is a nonprofit organization that led the retreat. Jean Culp is a retreat staff member and says the goal was to create a more positive school community.

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Two Central Minnesota Schools Ranked High in State MMR Numbers

Two area schools have received "reward" status from the Minnesota Department of Education for being in the top 15 percent of schools that receive Title 1 funding, which is allocated to schools with high levels of students in poverty. The rankings come with the release of the multiple measurement ratings (MMR).

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: St. Cloud Area Schools [VIDEO]

This week, WJON is featuring several area superintendents to highlight their school district before the 2015-2016 school year kicks off. Today, we highlight Willie Jett, superintendent of St. Cloud area schools. Jett became superintendent in 2013.

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District 742 Rolls Out Improved Website With New School Year Around the Corner

With classes starting on Monday, the St. Cloud area school district recently launched a more user friendly website for students and their families. District 742 director of community engagement and communications Tami DeLand says they revamped the site after community complaints about the previous version being difficult to navigate.

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College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
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Hundreds of New Students Moving Into SJU/CSB Thursday

Over 950 new students will be moving into their new homes at St. John's University and the College of Saint Benedict on Thursday. Andy Dirksen oversees first-year orientation activities on both campuses and says students will have time to find their classrooms and meet with advisors.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: Sartell-St. Stephen [VIDEO]

This week, WJON is featuring several area superintendents to highlight their school district before the 2015-2016 school year kicks off. Today, we highlight Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent of Sartell-St. Stephen schools. Schwiebert became superintendent last year.

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