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Discovery Community School in Waite Park. (Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Discovery Community School in Waite Park. (Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Property Near Discovery School to be Recommended for Early Childhood Programs

A new early childhood facility for the St. Cloud area school district could emerge on property near Discovery Community School in Waite Park. District 742 Superintendent Willie Jett says the district considered 20-40 sites for the facility before narrowing the list.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Sauk Rapids-Rice District Awarded Grant to Help At-Risk Students

Youthprise has announced the Sauk Rapids-Rice School district has been awarded a grant to help students who are at risk of dropping out of school.

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Lee Voss, WJON
Lee Voss, WJON
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SCSU Looks to Minimize Financial Losses From Coborn Plaza Apartments

St. Cloud State University is ramping up marketing efforts to reduce financial losses from the Coborn Plaza Apartments. The apartments have 453 student units. SCSU President Earl Potter says occupancy hasn't kept up with projections, in part because the apartment business model was put together just before the Great Recession.

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WJON News
WJON News
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SCSU Budget Plan Calls for $5.7 Million in Staff Reductions

St. Cloud State unveiled a plan to balance their 2017 budget on Thursday, which calls for $5.7 million in staff reductions. St. Cloud State Vice President Tammy McGee presented the budget plan. She says they will also need to lay off a handful of employees.

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Mississippi Heights Elementary. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Mississippi Heights Elementary. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Proposal For New Elementary School Likely Coming to Sauk Rapids-Rice

A plan for a new elementary school could be coming to the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district in the near future. A community task force made of 75 to 100 people is likely to recommend the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District build a new elementary school when they present to the board in June.

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Four High School Students Competing For Title of ‘Mr. Sartell’

Four Sartell High School students are competing for the title of "Mr. Sartell" by raising money for charity. Each student taking part is raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation.

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Photo: Saint John's Preparatory School
Photo: Saint John's Preparatory School
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New Principal Named For Saint John’s Prep

A new Principal is taking over at Saint John's Preparatory School. Pamela McCarthy will take over the position in July.

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The SJP Knowledge Bowl Team. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
The SJP Knowledge Bowl Team. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Saint John’s Prep Knowledge Bowl Team Heading to State

The Saint John's Prep knowledge bowl team is traveling to Brainerd to compete in the state tournament Wednesday-Thursday. Coach Charles Miller says Saint John's Prep is the only St. Cloud area team to make it to state.

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The final five Tech activities logo submissions. (Editing work: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
The final five Tech activities logo submissions. (Editing work: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
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Five Finalists Picked For New Tech High School Activities Logo

Five finalists have been picked for the new Tech High School activities logo. Tech High School held a month-long contest that ended late-February, calling the community to send in ideas for an activities logo.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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St. Cloud District and Teachers Agree on Pay Raise

The St. Cloud area school district and its teachers officially reached an agreement on a two year contract for this school year and next year. District 742 and the St. Cloud Education Association (SCEA) made the deal official during the school board meeting on Thursday night.

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