When it comes to using taxpayer dollars, the school district needs to be able to prove it can keep its finances in good working order. The Bemidji School District received its annual audit of the 2008-09 budget year, presented by Don Zierke, a partner with the firm of Miller McDonald Inc.
Not everything was canceled on Saturday in Bemidji due to treacherous road conditions. Randy Cwikla of Bemidji welcomed the blowing snow and slushy ice.
The Bemidji School District's free and reduced lunch program has increased about 2 percent, from 48.5 percent to 50.6 percent. Kathy Palm, director of curriculum and administrative services, will report on free and reduced lunch enrollment numbers for the district at the school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at the Media Center at Bemidji High School. Central, J.W.
Many local activities were canceled or postponed in the Bemidji area on Saturday because of dangerous road conditions. It was just too icy. The Bemidji Post Office wouldn't deliver mail. News carriers had a tough time delivering their routes, some of which were too icy to complete. All Bemidji High School events were canceled, buses would not run, and many other Bemidji area activities, outings and events were called off. Salt and gravel trucks managed to soften area roads that were like ice rinks in the morning before the winds picked up and light snow began to fall in the afternoon.
If a food choice represented northern Minnesota, what would it be? Those who were asked this question at the 17th annual Taste of Northern Minnesota Thursday night said fish, wild rice, potatoes, even bear meat. But the vendors who attended the food tasting event had more to offer Northern Minnesota - a lot more.
Bemidji High School math league takes the lead in regional meets For some students, the words "math league" can cause a shiver of fear down their spines. But for the students in the league, it gives them a chance to overcome challenging problems and a place of belonging.
After weeks of negotiation sessions between the Bemidji School District and the Bemidji Education Association, a tentative agreement was reached. The signed agreement came just hours before the District would've incurred a one-time state funding penalty fee of approximately $130,000 if the parties did not ratify and sign a contract by the statutory deadline of 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15. The BEA voted 191-74 (one person abstained from voting) to approve the revised tentative agreement with the school district. The school board voted 4-0 to rescind its Dec.
The Bemidji Education Association's membership voted 184-153 on Tuesday to reject a tentative contract agreement with the Bemidji School District for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years. The District will incur a one-time state funding penalty fee of approximately $130,000 if the parties do not ratify and sign a contract by the statutory deadline of 11:59 p.m. Jan.
Dan McKeon, director of TrekNorth Junior and Senior High School, wants every student at TrekNorth to go to college, or at least have that option. In order to make this goal a reality, McKeon and TrekNorth's Board of School Administrators have designed a curriculum of Advanced Placement classes and have in place a requirement that all students be eligible for post-secondary higher education before they receive a high school diploma. Now, more than ever, TrekNorth has focused its attention on college readiness.
Ruth Boldan, 86, a retired teacher from Brainerd, was in the basement of her Leader, Minn., house about 8:30 Saturday night when her granddaughter, Kelsie Weite, said she heard something crackling. When Weite walked outside, she saw flames shooting out from the roof, so she ran back in to tell her brother, Logan, and her grandmother. As Boldan and her family rushed to get out of their home, at the same time, Matt Sparby of Bemidji was driving on State Highway 64 near Leader when he saw smoke and flames coming from a house. Sparby was driving his wife, Jessie, his mother-in-law, Mercein Witt