Voters in the St. Cloud Area School District rejected a $167 million bond referendum today (Tuesday). With 13 precincts - out of 13 - as well as Absentee ballots reporting so far, there are 7,393 'yes' votes, and 8,460 'no' votes.
After years of debate, whether or not St. Cloud will be building a new Technical High School is finally in the hands of the voters. The referendum vote will be taking place tomorrow (Tuesday), with polls open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. There are 13 polling places throughout the district.
There was over $8,600 in student school lunch debt in the St. Cloud area school district last year. School lunch debt was brought into state news headlines earlier this month when it was revealed that the Anoka-Hennepin school district was resorting to debt collectors to recover $160,000 worth of overdue lunch money.
With some Minnesota school districts now allowing students to stay in class with head lice, the St. Cloud area school district is maintaining its policy of sending those kids home. According to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, head lice infestations create a high level of anxiety for parents and school children.
This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we go behind the walls of St. Cloud Technical High School and see the issues District 742 says the school faces. While the nearly 100-year-old building may stand tall from the outside, inside it's a different story.
The District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation (LEAF) is awarding $24,667 during it's fall activity funds granting cycle. Every year, LEAF awards supplemental money to academic, activities, arts and athletic programs.
A new principal has taken over at Madison Elementary in St. Cloud. Jean Clark is now principal and replaces Travis Okerlund, who has been reassigned as assistant principal at North Junior High in St. Cloud.
One of the most historic high school football stadiums in Minnesota will be demolished to make way for a new community education building and welcome center. The St. Cloud area school district has approved a call for bids for site preparation for a new building on the site.
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