Next year's 5th grade class at Madison Elementary in St. Cloud will be going to school at North Junior High. Superintendent Bruce Watkins says enrollment at the school has increased by about 200 students over the past two years.
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.
The St. Cloud Area School District is preparing to bring their language immersion programs into the middle schools. For five years now Madison elementary has offered a Chinese language classroom, and Clearwater elementary has had a Spanish language classroom.
The state government shutdown has put a construction project at St. Cloud's Madison Elementary on hold. The plan to add three new classrooms requires a review from the State Department of Labor and Industry.
St. Cloud's Madison Elementary is filled to capacity. The District 742 school board is holding a special meeting tonight (Tuesday) to talk about how they want to handle the growing enrollment at the school.
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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