Category: —School News – KKIN/KFGI/KLKS/WWWI

Brainerd Public Schools Update with Supt. Laine Larson

Outgoing Superintendent of Brainerd Public Schools joined us on the Wake the Lakes Morning Show to discuss her upcoming retirement and what’s coming up with Brainerd Schools. When asked about looking ahead to retirement, Larson said she doesn’t have the ‘senioritis’ version. Larson then went on to give the key dates for the upcoming graduation…
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May 20, 2022 0

Aitkin School Board meeting from Monday, May 16th

The Aitkin School Board held their regular meeting for the month of May.Aitkin Superintendent Dan Stifter spoke before the Board on adding 2 Teacher Workshop Days for the 2022-23 School Calendar. The Board did move to approve the addition of 2 Workshop Days. Superintendent Stifter also touched on the plans for an outdoor graduation ceremony. Discussions…
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May 18, 2022 0

Pillager School Board Update

Mike Malmberg, Superintendent of Pillager Schools, joins us after the monthly school board meeting. Malmberg spoke about the upgrades this summer to the athletic complex. It’s graduation time, and Superintendent Malmberg highlights the dates of the upcoming commencement festivities. Pillager Schools has a program to help students with credit recovery called STEPS. Malmberg gives a…
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May 18, 2022 0

McGregor School District ending Community Eligibility Provision for school meals in 2022-23

Dear Parent or Guardian: Beginning school year 2022-2023, McGregor School District will no longer be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. We no longer qualify as an eligible school due to decreased directly certified families. To ensure families have sufficient time to apply for free and reduced-price…
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May 17, 2022 0

Aitkin School Board Work Session from Monday, May 9th

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (5/12/22) (Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin School Board’s Work Session from Monday, May 9th including updates for the District’s Strategic Plan and Curriculum Review Superintendent Dan Stifter opened discussion on the Board’s Review of Guiding Principles/Beliefs and what they value at ISD #1. The Board did adjust their Guiding Principles/Beliefs to…
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May 11, 2022 0

Aitkin Public Schools Superintendent Stifter talks testing

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (5/6/22) (Aitkin, MN) — Coming off a week of State testing for the Aitkin Public School District, Superintendent Dan Stifter returned for his monthly conversation to talk about the information the District receives from the testing and how that pertains to some of their bigger goals. Superintendent Dan Stifter mentioned that…
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May 5, 2022 0

McGregor School Board votes to discontinue Activity Bus at April 25th meeting

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (4/26/22) (McGregor, MN) — The McGregor School Board held their regular meeting for the month of April on Monday as they looked at their FY23 Preliminary Budget and personnel matters from the High School Library.  Business Manager Shauna Dalchow reviewed the initial numbers for the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget which could…
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April 26, 2022 0

Aitkin Schools looking at facility projects, bonding funds

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (4/22/22) (Aitkin, MN) — During the Aitkin School Board meeting from the Mille Lacs Trails Clubhouse on Monday, April 18th, Superintendent Dan Stifter gave the Board an update on the Facilities and Finance Committee. Superintendent Stifter highlighted some of the initial projects that have to be addressed by the District. A…
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April 21, 2022 0

Pillager School Board Meeting from April 18

(PILLAGER, MN) — Pillager Schools held its board meeting for the month of April on Monday… On the agenda was a discussion on some updates that are on the way for Pillager’s athletic complex… Superintendent Mike Malmberg said the bid that was approved for the complex came in higher than anticipated, so there could be…
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April 21, 2022 0

Aitkin School Board accepts retirement of Karelis, hired new Band Teacher

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (4/21/22) (Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin Public School Board approved the retirement for High School Principal Paul Karelis, hired a new Band Teacher, and gave an update on Graduation from the Mille Lacs Trails Clubhouse on Monday, April 18th. The Board did approve the retirement of High School Principal Paul Karelis,…
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April 20, 2022 0