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ROCORI District Still Hoping for Pre-Labor Day Start to School

The ROCORI school district is hoping they can start school before Labor Day in the fall. Labor Day lands on September 7th this year, which is the latest it can land. ROCORI Superintendent Scott Staska says the district made a request to the state to start on September 1st, but is now in limbo

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St. Cloud School Board Looks to Fill Open Seat Left by Harner

The St. Cloud area school board is starting the process of filling an empty seat left by Cindy Harner. Harner was arrested on May 13th on suspicion of 4th degree DWI and 3rd Degree Test Refusal. There will be an open application process for the open seat.

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St. Cloud School District Approves 2015-2016 Budget

The St. Cloud Area School District approved their 2015-2016 budget on Thursday night. The overall budget, including food services, community services, building construction, debt service and dental and health insurance, totals $185 million for 2015-2016.

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St. Cloud School Board Approves 5-Cent Increase on School Lunches

School lunch prices will be slightly more expensive starting in the 2015-2016 school year. Lunches will cost 5-cents more. Elementary lunches will cost $2.55, secondary lunches would go up to $2.75 and Adult lunches will be $3.90. State and Federal law requires schools to charge a minimum weighted average price for paid lunches.

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Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent: Dayton Preschool Proposal Could Create Space Crunch

Governor Mark Dayton vetoed an education funding bill on Tuesday, saying it wasn't big enough and didn't include preschool funding for four-year-olds in the state. Locally, Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent Dan Bittman says he supports the idea of early education and preschool, but adds the district would run into space concerns if the state required it for four-year-olds.

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Excited students fly their drone near Talahi Community School. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Excited students fly their drone near Talahi Community School. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Talahi Students Fly Drones, Plant Trees For Hands-On Learning [VIDEO]

Talahi students had a chance to get outside last week for some hands on learning by flying drones and planting trees around the school. Students helped with digging holes, watering and carrying the mulch for the trees. Sam Court is the STEM Integrationist at Talahi Community School, he says it was great to see students having fun with a hands-on experience.

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Sartell-St. Stephen School District Expecting Slower Future Growth

The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is expected to see continued growth but at a slower pace for the next 10 years. The district has seen enrollment increase by 25.9 percent for the past 10 years and now has 3,759 students enrolled in its schools, compared to 2,985 in 2005-2006.

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Josh (4th Grade) and Abigail (6th grade) getting ready for a day of school online. (Photo: Lilly Rios)
Josh (4th Grade) and Abigail (6th grade) getting ready for a day of school online. (Photo: Lilly Rios)
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Online Public School a Growing Choice in St. Cloud

Attending online public school is a growing trend for students and families in St. Cloud. Around 100 students in the St. Cloud area are now enrolled in MTS Minnesota Connections Academy, an online school based in St. Paul. Students attend classes and interact with their classmates online. Work is done with teachers via email, live online lessons, text-based curriculum, webcasts and telephone conversations.

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Teaching at Tech for 45 Years: Robert Boatz Has Many Memories [VIDEO]

After teaching at St. Cloud Tech High School for the past 45 years, Robert Boatz says he gets mail almost every day from former students. Some of them in college may even reach out to him for help on a math problem. Boatz has taught nearly every math class at Tech High School and has taught calculus classes since the mid-90's.

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Area College Students Set to Graduate this Weekend

The College of Saint Benedict, St. Cloud State University and Saint John's University are all hosting spring commencement ceremonies this weekend. More than 1,180 St. Cloud State students expected to participate in commencement ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The 100th annual commencement ceremony at the College of Saint Benedict is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Clemens Field House.

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