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Public Input Sought Tonight On District 742 Cuts

You have one final chance to give your input, before the St. Cloud Area School Board makes their final cuts for the next school year. A public hearing is being held tonight (Monday) at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Apollo High School.

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BREAKING NEWS — Tech Locked Down As Police Search Neighborhood

St. Cloud Tech High School is locked down as St. Cloud Police search the nearby neighborhood. Police have not indicated why they are searching the area, but school district officials confirm it is not associated with students or staff inside the school.

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Healthier Breakfast Now The Norm At District 742 Schools

Prepackaged processed foods have been replaced with more whole grains and fruits on the breakfast menu in the District 742 schools. Now, instead of serving pancakes and muffins, kids get food such as cold cereal and oatmeal.

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Nearly Half Of District 742 Students Receive Free, Reduced Lunch

The number of kids receiving free or reduced lunch in the St. Cloud Area school district continues to rise. However, the increasing numbers have slowed. District officials say 49% of the kids in the district are now in the free and reduced lunch program -- that's up from 48% last school year.

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St. Cloud School Locked Down After Gun Mistake

St. Cloud police say an elementary school was briefly locked down after a man with a permit to carry a gun mistakenly walked into the school with the weapon.The incident happened at Lincoln Elementary at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday as students were being dismissed.

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District 742 Hosting Budget Input Meeting Tonight

You have another chance tonight (Tuesday) to give your input on possible cuts to the St. Cloud Area School District's budget. A public meeting and review of the district's budget process and finances will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Apollo High School Learning Resource Center.

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St. Cloud Superintendent Skeptical Of Pay Freeze Bill [AUDIO]

There's a bill making it's way through the State Legislature that would freeze the salaries of all public school district employees for the next two years. St. Cloud Area School District Superintendent Bruce Watkins says he's not supportive of that piece of the bill.

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District 742 Seeking Input On Possible Cuts

The St. Cloud Area School District is taking suggestions on what programs and services they could possibly cut. You can give your input in one of two ways, by going online or by stopping by your child's school, and filling out a form.

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10% Of District 742 Students Learning English Language [AUDIO]

About 10% of the student population in the St. Cloud Area School District speaks very little English -- or no English at all. Natalie Prasch is the English Learner Coordinator for the district. She says there are about 1,000 kids enrolled in her program. She says they range in age from five all the way up to 21 years old.

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District 742 Schools Facing $1 Million To $3 Million Deficit [AUDIO]

The St. Cloud Area School Board is beginning the tough task of cutting more money from the district's budget. The board is expected to approve the process for making those cuts during tomorrow (Thursday) night's meeting.

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