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Elk River Schools Consider Cutting Gym, Area Schools Not Interested [AUDIO & POLL]

Earlier this past month one school district has decided to limit their gym and health classes. The Elk River school board discussed cutting back on physical education and health classes required for graduating for more language and tech classes for grades K-12.

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Sauk Rapids-Rice school board hold their organizational meeting. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Sauk Rapids-Rice school board hold their organizational meeting. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Student Curriculum Main Focus For Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board [AUDIO]

With a lot of items on the agenda, the Sauk Rapids-Rice school board held their organizational meeting this evening (Monday).

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Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools Requiring Background Checks For Classroom Visitors, Volunteers [AUDIO]

Parents and grandparents in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district who want to volunteer in their child's classroom are now required to pass a background check. Superintendent Dan Bittman says the new policy went into effect on July 1st.

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Kindergarten Class
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New All-Day Kindergarten Funds Will Be Put to Use in Local Area [AUDIO]

Area schools will soon get additional funding to help pay for all-day kindergarten programs. The state will spend an extra $485 million on schools.

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WJON News
WJON News
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Area Schools Plan, Prepare for Students in Wake of School Shooting [AUDIO]

Area superintendents want to reassure parents that their children are safe at school. This is the first day of classes since last Friday's deadly school shooting in Connecticut.

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photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Technology Plays Major Role in Modern Classrooms [AUDIO]

Today's classrooms are a lot more high tech than the old days of blackboards and calculators. Angie Kalthoff is the Technology Integrationist for the St. Cloud Area School District. She says a modern classroom is equipped with Smartboards, which are much more interactive.

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Dan Bittman
Dan Bittman
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Sauk Rapids-Rice to Cut $757,000 From Budget

The Sauk Rapids-Rice school district is expected to reduce its 2012 budget by about $760,000 dollars when the school board meets tonight. Superintendent Dan Bittman says the cuts are necessary because of a failed levy referendum.

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Sauk Rapids-Rice administration team
Sauk Rapids-Rice administration team
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‘One Book’ has the Whole Town Reading in Sauk Rapids

It's one giant book club. The Sauk Rapids-Rice school district is launching their "One District, On Book" program today (Friday).

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