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(Dan DeBaun, WJON)
(Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Council on American-Islamic Relations Hosting Forum on Recent Tech Protests

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is hosting on open forum on Monday regarding the recent protests at Tech High School in St. Cloud. On February 19th, a group of mostly Somali students at Tech High School walked out of class to protest alleged discrimination at the school.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Early Childhood Center Could be Built on Clark Field

The St. Cloud Area School District is considering options for a new early childhood center building, including one that would place it at Clark Field. Designs revealed by the district say the building on Clark Field would cost around $25.3 million. The proposed three level building would have 95,000 square feet of space and a 250 space parking lot.

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Madison Elementary in St. Cloud (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Madison Elementary in St. Cloud (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Madison Elementary School Could Be Renovated

Madison Elementary in St. Cloud could see renovations in the future. The updates are expected to cost around $1-million. The first phase would happen this summer and includes adding two new classrooms, two special education rooms and more space to the kitchen area.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Tech Alumni Association Still Hopes to Renovate Clark Field [AUDIO]

The St. Cloud Tech Alumni Association is meeting with St. Cloud School District officials next week to discuss the future of Clark Field. The District closed the field to varsity football in 2012 because of mold issues.

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Proposed new Tech layout (Cuningham Group and IIW Minnesota).
Proposed new Tech layout (Cuningham Group and IIW Minnesota).
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District Buying More Land For Possible New Tech High School [AUDIO]

The St. Cloud area school district is moving to buy over 60 acres of land for a possible new Tech High School. The board approved the purchase of 62.12 acres of land near 33rd Street South.

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St. Cloud Area School District Approves Conflict of Interest Policy

The St. Cloud Area School District approved a conflict of interest policy during their meeting on Thursday night.

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The Roosevelt site after the fire last June. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
The Roosevelt site after the fire last June. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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District Opens Bids For Roosevelt Education Center Renovation and Additions

The St. Cloud area school district has authorized a call for bids for the upcoming Roosevelt Education Center Building renovations and additions. The bids will be open on Thursday, April 26th, 2015.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Somali and District Leaders Meet to Discuss Concerns of Bullying and Harassment [AUDIO]

Leaders from the St. Cloud Area School District and the local Somali community met on Wednesday to have an open conversation about recent cultural tensions in area schools. Superintendent Willie Jett and School Board Chair Dennis Whipple both met with the task force.

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Laurie Putnam (Submitted Photo: District 742)
Laurie Putnam (Submitted Photo: District 742)
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Kennedy Community School Getting New Principal

Kennedy Community School will have a new principal next year. Superintendent Willie Jett announced on Wednesday that current assistant principal at South Junior High School, Laurie Putnam, will become the principal at Kennedy Community School.

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Photo by WJON.com’s Isaac Schweer
Photo by WJON.com’s Isaac Schweer
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St. Cloud Somali Leader: “The Community Needs Long Term Change”

Somali leaders and St. Cloud school officials are working together to try and make their schools more welcoming to all cultures. Tensions are high after a group of about 100 Somali students protested outside of Tech High School on Wednesday.

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