Local teachers sometimes spend hundreds of their own dollars for school supplies in the classroom. In an effort to help, the District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation (LEAF) is kicking off its "Adopt a Classroom Project" for this year.
St. Cloud School Board Chairman Les Green was my guest on WJON today. He answered questions about Clear Lake making a push to leave school district 742, how updates and construction projects are paid for, work at Madison Elementary and South Junior High.
St. Cloud area voters will likely go to the polls again this fall to decide on whether to build a new Tech High School and upgrade Apollo High School. District 742 Superintendent Willie Jett will be proposing a November referendum for a new Tech High School and updated Apollo to the school board.
A report released this week by the Bureau of Justice Statistics says 6.5 percent of teachers in Minnesota public schools have reported being physically attacked by a student. The report adds that 11.4 percent of Minnesota public school teachers have reported being threatened by a student.
The St. Cloud area school board approved a Tech and Apollo boys hockey co-op on Thursday night. The combination of the teams will be in place for at least two years. Apollo and Tech boys hockey will be combined into one class AA team.
The St. Cloud area school district approved a two year salary increase for school bus drivers on Wednesday night. The settlement calls for a 2.9 percent salary increase in the first year and a new starting rate of pay of $14.00 an hour.