Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Education

Looking back on a year of disrupted learning, two area school superintendents shared their observations and ideas on how things are going and what’s in the future. Craig Schlichting, superintendent at Triton in Dodge Center, is upbeat about how things are progressing in his district. “The pandemic...
Matt Weyers, a history teacher at Byron Middle School, is one of only 120 teachers selected for a National History Day spring professional development program. The course focuses on using online Library of Congress resources to develop and support historical arguments and is a feature of National...
If all goes according to plan, Byron Public Schools could have a new superintendent hired by May 3. School board members met Monday night with Barbara Dorn of the Minnesota School Board Association’s search unit to work out a schedule for the search. The board is seeking a replacement for Dr. Joey...
Byron’s school board took the first steps towards hiring a new superintendent Monday night when they approved contracting with the Minnesota School Boards Association Executive Search for help in the search. Board members heard presentations from several search firms before deciding to take the...
It was a very cold Tuesday, February 16, morning, but the KM bus drivers were on the job with their routes. Left to right are: Tea Wytaske, Kami Anderson, Jerry Reker, Jay Horsman and Jeff Schmidt.
Jerry Reker was the Kasson-Mantorville High School principal for 17 years and has been retired for six years. He has been involved with education for 40 years and was a principal for 33 years at different schools. Jerry has been a wrestling referee for 35 years traveling to matches at high schools...
After a year of distance and hybrid learning, area students in all grades are heading back to the classroom. State officials recently announced that getting all Minnesota students back into the classroom is a priority, provided district follow guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health....
Byron school Superintendent Joey Page is headed to Austin. The Austin School Board officially approved the hiring of Page as the district’s new superintendent at a special board meeting Monday afternoon. Last week, after interviewing several finalists for the position, the board offered the...
Area school boards are welcoming new officers this month, with incoming chairs, vice chairs, clerks and treasurers reporting for duty. School board officers have turned over at Kasson-Mantorville, Byron and Hayfield. At Triton, the school board officers remained the same for 2021-22, with Rebecca...
Kasson-Mantorville School Board members elected to take a massive pay cut for 2021, reducing their salaries to $1 per month and $1 per special meeting. In 2020, the board chairperson made $1,300 annually and the other school board members pocketed $1,000 each annually. On Monday, Jan. 4, during its...
College students are among those filling in in area classrooms, taking on the job of classroom supervisor for in-person learners when teachers are teaching from home. This trend is unfolding around the country, reports ABC News, with college students recruited to oversee classrooms during a...

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