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   Jazz Concert
   Mar 30 2015 at 08:00 PM
   Spring Break
   Apr 02 2015
   Spring Break
   Apr 06 2015
   School Board Meeting
   Apr 07 2015 at 06:30 PM
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   Apr 08 2015 at 04:00 PM

Little Giants Open House
3/16/15 School Board Meeting Highlights:
- The Superintendent contract with Brian Gersich was approved.
Mrs. McDonald presented the "World's Best Workforce" (a document required by Minnesota Department of Education).
- The April 20, 2015 Board meeting location and start time has been changed.  It will now be held at Hilltop Elementary at 6:00pm.

The 2015-2016 calendar was approved.
- Initial approval of the Hilltop Elementary Eagle Bluff field trip was granted.

Approved 2015-2016 Calendar
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2015-2016 District Calendar

Legislature Steers Direction of Schools 
The work of our state legislators has a significant impact on our schools and how their operation. 

This only stands to reason, as one third of our state budget is dedicated to education.

The financial support is only one part, however. During the current legislative session, numerous other bills will be introduced and considered that could have a direct effect on the operations of our schools.

Here is a sampling of some of the more significant bills that are up for consideration.


This requires teacher evaluation to be a factor in determining lay-offs. 

It also includes measures to tackle teacher shortages and gives districts flexibility to allow local community experts to provide instruction, especially in career and technology areas. 

Additionally, the bill proposes teacher licensure reciprocity with adjoining states. It also proposes to prohibit an administrator from placing a student for two consecutive years with a teacher who has the lowest measure for teacher effectiveness. 

Full credit to students

Another bill of interest would require directing eligible public postsecondary institutions (state colleges and universities) to give full credit to students for completing Post Secondary Education Opportunities (PSEO) courses. 

Referendum elections

A bill affecting when referendum elections may be held has been introduced. 
The bill would require local referendums related to spending for schools be required to be conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.