With declining enrollment and deficit spending, the Stillwater Area School District plans to take a hard look at its financial situation. For the next five months, a financial study group will meet to analyze the district’s budget and create future financial recommendations for the school board. “School finance is an incredibly complex thing,” said Kristen [...]
As high school football season gears up, a new scholarship for Stillwater Ponies football players is being announced to commemorate a longtime fan and supporter of youth sports, Dick Olsen. Olsen, the third-generation president of George W. Olsen Construction, had deep roots in the community. He died March 1 at age 78. Olsen was known [...]
Youngsters like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association. National research says cost and preparation for good jobs is [...]
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Column: Will your district or charter receive more money? State shows which districts, charters will receive more dollars per pupil for 2014-15 school year
Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota Department of Education’s finance division. Thanks go to [...]