Of the 29,008 total students enrolled this year, approximately 9,000 are in the 196 Digital Academy full-time distance learning option and the other 20,000 are participating in the district’s hybrid learning model.
Both calendars are based on an all in-person learning model, although the district does plan to continue to offer the 196 Digital Academy as an all distance learning option for families.
The proposed levy is $121,465,415, an increase of $5,388,113 or 4.6 percent compared to the levy for payable 2020 property taxes.
The EAC has authority to make recommendations to the Superintendent’s Cabinet on potential changes needed to ensure equitable practices and systems are in place in District 196.
Highland Elementary was selected for its exemplary work in closing the achievement gap between groups of students.
Register now for fall learning opportunities. As always, the safety of you, your family and our staff is our primary concern.
Twelve district students are semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program and 44 are National Merit commended students.
District 196 students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch every school day, whether in school or distance learning at home. A la carte items available at school are not included in this program.
Find information about free school meals, back-to-school information and safety protocols in a message from Superintendent Kreger.
Qorsho Hassan is the first Somali-American to earn the title of Minnesota Teacher of the Year. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Echo Park.
PayPAMS is the platform families will use to pay for meals. Meal account balances from the 2019-20 school year have automatically been transferred over.
An AP exam score of 3 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 5) earns credit at many of the nation’s colleges and universities.
Information about the start of the 2020-21 school year, including sample schedules, cohort assignments and an updated calendar, is now available.
MyPayments Plus replaces FeePay. Learn more about the platform, create accounts and register for activities and athletics.
Free child care will be available for all district-enrolled students (ages 5 to 12) whose parents or guardians are Tier 1 critical workers. Families must register by Friday, August 21.
Both platforms replace Feepay. MyPaymentsPlus will be used for online payments for athletics and activities, and PayPams will be used for managing student meal accounts.
Remaining balances in FeePay for food service accounts will be automatically transferred to PayPams. MyPaymentsPlus will be used for online payments for athletics and activities registrations, field trips and fees.
All students will attend school in person two days each week, in A and B cohorts. Cohort A will be at school Mondays and Thursdays, and Cohort B will be at school Tuesdays and Fridays.
Dakota County is currently hosting a virtual open house to share study goals and process and needs your feedback related to pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
District 196 Community Education offers learning opportunities for you and your family for engagement, enrichment and inspiration, and safety is a priority.
Three District 196 students won national championships and Apple Valley, Eagan and Eastview high schools all won top team honors at this year’s National Speech and Debate Association national tournament.
Of the 33,000 school-age children living in District 196 last year, approximately 29,000 were enrolled in District 196 schools, giving the district an 87 percent “capture rate” among resident students.
Regular board meetings are normally held at Dakota Ridge School in Apple Valley. Since April, the board has been meeting by videoconference due to COVID-19.
This is the second to last phase of schools migrating to the new Finalsite platform. The design provides a unified look across the district.
For the 18th year in a row, the district has earned the Association of School Business Officials International's highest recognition of financial operations.