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St. Cloud School Board Approves 5-Cent Increase on School Lunches

School lunch prices will be slightly more expensive starting in the 2015-2016 school year. Lunches will cost 5-cents more. Elementary lunches will cost $2.55, secondary lunches would go up to $2.75 and Adult lunches will be $3.90. State and Federal law requires schools to charge a minimum weighted average price for paid lunches.

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New Principal Coming to Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln Elementary School in St. Cloud will have a new principal next year. Beth LaCoursiere most recently served as an administrator in the Minneapolis School District. She will take over in the fall for Tina Lahr, who will be moving to Tech High School to become assistant principal.

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St. Cloud Area School District Discusses Possibly Buying St. Augusta Property

The St. Cloud Area School District discussed the possibility of buying 185 acres of property in St. Augusta. The land is about one mile south of Interstate 94 and would cost $750,000 ($4,054 per acre). The property was originally considered as a possible location for a new Tech High School.

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St. Cloud Area School District Discusses 2016 Strategic Spending

Hiring a bullying prevention specialist, reducing class sizes and more staffing are included in just over $1.6 million of proposed District 742 strategic plan spending for next year. The funds would represent a small portion of the projected $124.6 million budget for the district in the 2016 fiscal year. The bullying prevention specialist would focus on North and South Junior High Schools. The district says their highest levels of bullying happen at the middle schools.

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St. Cloud City Council to Vote On Land Swap with District 742 [AUDIO]

A land swap that would help pave the way for a new St. Cloud Technical High School could to take another step forward tonight (Monday). The city council is expected to approve the deal during their meeting, which will trade 40-acres of city-owned land to the St. Cloud Area School District in exchange for 66-acres of land.

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District 742 School Board Ends Revenue-Sharing Deal with LEAF [AUDIO]

The St. Cloud Area School Board has voted to discontinue its revenue sharing policy with the Local Education Activities Foundation. Currently the district transfers $1 per every adult ticket, and .50-cents for each student ticket, to LEAF.

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St. Cloud Area School District to Start Fall Classes Before Labor Day [AUDIO]

Students in the St. Cloud Area school district are going to be starting classes before Labor Day in the fall. The St. Cloud Area School Board approved the 2015-2016 school calendar during their meeting this (Thursday) evening.

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News @ Noon: ‘Night of the Stars’ Showcasing Talent in District 742 [AUDIO]

The 14th annual "Night of the Stars" benefit for the St. Cloud Area School District is this weekend. The shows will be at 7:00 p.m. both on Friday and Saturday night at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud.

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St. Cloud School Board Holding Public Hearing Tonight On The Future Of High Schools

St. Cloud area residents will finally have a chance to officially weigh-in on the future of the public high schools. Several options are on the table: build a new Tech High School, build one mega school and eliminate both Tech and Apollo, go to a three high school system, or do nothing.

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St. Cloud School District To Discuss Options After Fire At Roosevelt School [AUDIO,VIDEO]

The St. Cloud area school district is spending the day assessing the damage, and making a plan to move forward, after a fire destroyed the Roosevelt school over the weekend. School Board Chair Jerry Von Korff says summer school was supposed to begin this week in that building.

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