Twelve residents of Independent School District 196 filed candidacy for the School Board during the two-week filing period that ended Aug. 15 and will vie for four open seats in the Nov. 7, 2023 School Board election.
District 196 earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for the 21st year in a row.
For the fifth year in a row, Independent School District 196 is included on Forbes’ annual list of Best-in-State Employers.
The College Board recognized 698 District 196 high school students for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) course exams taken during the 2022-23 school year.
The District 196 School Board on Tuesday approved the sale of $300 million in general obligation facilities maintenance and school building bonds to raise funds to pay for construction of facilities improvements that were approved by district voters in a bond referendum special election in May.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger announced the hiring of Amanda Schiltz as a new special education coordinator for the district.
Four of the seven at-large positions on the District 196 School Board are up for election in the Nov. 7, 2023 School Board election. The terms of Joel Albright, Sachin Isaacs, Cory Johnson and Jackie Magnuson expire Jan. 1, 2024.
District 196 is accepting applications for positions on its Equity Advisory Council (EAC), including one parent/guardian, two at-large community members, four student representatives and two District 196 teachers.
The 2024-25 academic calendar approved by the District 196 School Board June 12 is very similar to this year's and next year’s calendars, with students at all levels starting before Labor Day.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger today announced that Deerwood Elementary School Principal Jeremy Sorenson has been hired to be the district’s next director of elementary education beginning July 1.
Students of the Year for 2022-23 were selected by teachers and administrators at all four comprehensive high schools in District 196. Students were selected based on their academic performance and participation in the given subject area during their high school career.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger today announced that Human Resources Coordinator Shelly Monson will be the next human resources director.
District 196 students won three of 13 state championships and 28 of the 104 total medals awarded at this year’s Class AA state speech tournament held at Eastview High School April 28. Eastview also hosted the Class A tournament April 29.
The four-year graduation rate for District 196 students as a whole stayed the same in 2022 at 88.5% and remained almost 5% higher than the statewide rate, according to graduation data released by the Minnesota Department of Education April 25
More than 2,100 students are scheduled to graduate from District 196 schools during commencement ceremonies scheduled for May and early June.
District 196 is accepting applications through May 12 for one elementary school parent and one community business representative on its Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC). The term for both open positions is three years, beginning July 1, 2023.
The District 196 Communications Department is accepting applications through April 30 for three at-large citizen positions on the district’s Legislative Advisory Council (LAC)