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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Next St. Cloud Building Vote Won’t be Until At Least Fall of 2016

The St. Cloud area school district will wait until at least the fall of 2016 to attempt another bond referendum. The district also has the option to ask voters to approve a school building plan in the spring of 2017. Superintendent Willie Jett says their focus now is getting feedback from the community.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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First St. Cloud Immersion Students Entering High School Next Year

The original group of kindergarteners who enrolled in the St. Cloud area school district immersion program in 2007 are nearly entering high school. Since the 2007-08 school year, District 742 has offered Chinese language classrooms at Madison Elementary and Spanish language classrooms at Clearview Elementary.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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St. Cloud Area District to Review Policy on Service Animals in Schools

The St. Cloud area school district will discuss a new policy for service animals in schools during their Wednesday night board meeting. The purpose of the policy is to set up procedures for the use of service animals by students, employees and visitors in school buildings and on school grounds.

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A general concept idea for the interior of a new high school or updated facility. (IIW Minnesota, Cuningham Group)
A general concept idea for the interior of a new high school or updated facility. (IIW Minnesota, Cuningham Group)
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School Board Discusses Tax Impact for New Sartell High School, Facility Upgrades

The Sartell-St. Stephen school board started preliminary discussions on how much it could cost homeowners for a new high school and facility updates across the district. Last month, a community task force recommended the district spend up to $158.4 million over the next 10-to-15 years.

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Central Minnesota Builders Association Giving $10,000 to Local High Schools

The Central Minnesota Builders Association has given $10,000 to local high schools to help their building and technology classes. The Central Minnesota Builders Association hopes the money will help students learn about the variety of jobs available.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Friends of Clark Field Group Begins Crafting Plan to Preserve Site

The Friends of Clark Field group met on Monday night to brainstorm plans to preserve the field as green space. Superintendent Willie Jett made the announcement that they had stopped demolition of the field while they consider other options for a future site to place early childhood education programs.

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The Friends of Clark Field gather to take a group photo on the site. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
The Friends of Clark Field gather to take a group photo on the site. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Friends of Clark Field to Host Community Meeting on Future of Site

The "Friends of Clark Field" group is hosting a community meeting on Monday night to develop an action plan for the restoration of the field. The hope is to develop a strategy that will balance the strategy of all parties involved.

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Mike Stobe, Getty Images
Mike Stobe, Getty Images
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Lacrosse Likely to Become Fully Funded St. Cloud District Activity

Lacrosse in St. Cloud schools may become a fully funded district activity on Thursday night. The school board is expected to approve funding for the sport, which would cost them roughly $50,000 a year.

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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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Saint John’s, Saint Ben’s Highly Ranked in Study Abroad Opportunities

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University continue to be among top schools for study abroad opportunities. The schools are ranked number 3 among baccalaureate schools with 349 students during the 2013-2014 school year who spent at least one semester studying abroad.

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Clark Field (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Clark Field (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud District Halts Demolition of Clark Field

The St. Cloud area school district is halting demolition of Clark Field while they consider other options for a future site to place early childhood education programs. The district originally had a plan to put in a $25 million building on the field for early childhood education, community education, adult basic education, the district welcome center, media services and the administrative offices.

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