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Superintendent Bruce Watkins and School Board Member Jerry VonKorf talk to Talahi parents. (Abby Faulkner)
Superintendent Bruce Watkins and School Board Member Jerry VonKorf talk to Talahi parents. (Abby Faulkner)
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Parents, Administration Spar Over Talahi Principal Turnover [AUDIO]

An emotionally-charged Monday night at Talahi Community School, as parents and teachers demanded to understand the recent reassignment of Principal Paula Foley to Westwood Elementary School after only one year in the school.

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District Weighs Options to Ease Overcrowding at Madison [AUDIO]

The St. Cloud Area school board has narrowed their options in an effort to alleviate overcrowding at Madison Elementary. Superintendent Bruce Watkins says they had nine options on the table and have reduced that down to three.

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Watkins Anxious for NCLB to End [AUDIO]

Minnesota schools will soon be exempt from the strict federal standards of No Child Left Behind. Our state is one of 10 being granted a waiver by President Barack Obama.

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School Board Approves Contract Extension for Watkins

Locked in for another year. The St. Cloud area school board unanimously voted on Thursday night to approve a new one-year contract for Superintendent Bruce Watkins.

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Dist. 742, Watkins Reach Tentative Contract Extension

Bruce Watkins will continue to lead the St. Cloud area school district for a while. Watkins has agreed to a tentative contract extension that will take him through June of 2013.

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Task Force Gives Thumbs Up on District’s Religion Policy [AUDIO]

A task force has determined the St. Cloud Area School District's religion policy is just fine. Superintendent Bruce Watkins says, while talking to residents during his retirement, he found there was a lot of misinformation about the district's policy on religion.

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Agreement Reached in St. Cloud School District/Muslim Harrassment Case

A tentative agreement to resolve complaints that Somali students were harassed in St. Cloud calls for the school district to report any future incidents to the U.S. Department of Education.

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photo by WJON.com's Abby Faulkner
photo by WJON.com's Abby Faulkner
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Update – Taxi Driver Failed To Stop, Causing Crash with School Bus

The St. Cloud Police Department has released more information on the school bus crash that happened this (Monday) morning in southeast St. Cloud. Police say a Yellow Cab failed to stop for a stop sign on Lincoln Avenue Southeast, which caused the collision with the bus. The bus then crashed into a home on 15th Avenue Southeast.

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UPDATE: Boy Hit By Bus Suffered Non Life-Threatening Injuries [AUDIO]

- A 10-year-old boy was hit by a school bus this (Thursday) morning in St. Cloud. Superintendent Bruce Watkins says the boy had missed the bus and was running after it when he was hit.

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10-Year-Old Hit By School Bus

A 10-year-old boy was hit by a school bus in St. Cloud this (Thursday) morning. The boy was taken to St. Cloud Hospital. Superintendent Bruce Watkins says he's waiting for an update on the boy's condition.

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