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With falling enrollment, board to scrutinize list of renovations.
State action comes after receiving evidence showing the district accepts nonresident students on a first-come, first-served basis, and without conducting lotteries.
The vote puts him at the helm of the state's second-largest district for another three years — and with an $8,000 pay raise in the first year.
The lunches were tossed because the students owed $15 or more, but the action was quickly halted when administrators became aware of the situation.
District board chairwoman signs onto the campaign seeking moratorium.
The 11-candidate race focused on open enrollment was in contrast to 2015, when voters backed new funding for schools and four seats drew only four hopefuls.
A crowded field for the first time includes challengers determined to rein in the district's aggressive use of open enrollment to attract students.
Two front-runners confront challenges as Election Day approaches.
It suggests few updates were provided as projects grew in scope, such as with Humboldt High work.
First wave of building renovations came in millions of dollars more than projected.
Class work that was set to begin next Monday now will launch on Oct. 21.
A video helped their science-focused middle school land a new $100K fitness center. On Monday they celebrated.
St. Paul Public Schools officials acknowledge the move should have been better publicized.
District had been awaiting state's number-crunching.
Aaron Benner said district retaliated against him for criticizing its discipline practices.
The district and union also are in early talks on a new two-year contract.
The emphasis was on the new: New shoes. New start times. New principals. New clothes — even uniforms pulled together at the last minute.
Work continues at Humboldt, Como Park as district awaits external report on facilities plan.
Twenty-one elementary schools with nearly 10,000 students will start school an hour earlier to let the big kids occupy their old 8:30 a.m. start-time slot.
He's suing St. Paul district, alleging retaliation for criticizing discipline plan.
School district has threatened to sue union.
The board announced it plans to begin negotiating renewal of the three-year contract that Joe Gothard signed in 2017.
The unions representing teachers, teaching assistants voted to leave HealthPartners mid-contract, which would trigger $4 million penalty.
Deal aimed at avoiding $4 million penalty for the school district.
Another 10 filed for the four seats on the school board on the ballot in November.
Judge rejects district's attempt to dismiss suit filed by transgender student.
Ian "Fergie" Ferguson was a guitar-tech legend who had the ears and trust of heavy metal heroes from Ritchie Blackmore to Yngwie Malmsteen to Kirk…
Union vote puts district at risk of $4 million penalty from HealthPartners.
Investments include a new school in Woodbury.
A free after-school program for students in grades 1 through 5 is being expanded.
Superintendent Carlton Jenkins had hoped he and his critics could "move on."
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus to drop name of President James Monroe.
St. Paul arts school plans to drop name of slave-owning president.
Teams representing the nurses and the hospitals met for 21 hours and agreed to address issues that included raises and the cost of health insurance.
Rising costs led to outside review, too.
Two searches to replace Mary Mackbee have failed to produce the "right candidate," the superintendent wrote in a message to families.
An 8-year-old girl at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary found the gun when she looked into her backpack, police said.
Bruce Olson, 64 and nearing retirement, suffered a spinal cord injury, family says.
He cut many deals, and yet his business partner, Jerry Peterson, could not recall anyone not liking him.
With costs blowing past the district's early estimates, many residents elsewhere now must wait longer for improvements to buildings near them.
District faces enrollment losses, a new strategic plan even with Legislature's boost in per-pupil funding.
The district says nonresident students, and the revenue they generate, are vital to its operations.
A graduate of St. Paul's Humboldt High School, Ana Younker-Zimmerman, 19, excelled in adapted sports. So when the word went out that theTwins wanted an inspirational athlete to throw out the first pitch on April 26, she got the call.
School board avoids moratorium talk, floats idea of working along with other campuses.
Superintendent slices number of new teacher coaches to be hired.
More must be done to stop disruptive behavior at Ramsey Elementary, supporters say.
The St. Paul Federation of Educators has quizzed school board and City Council candidates about whether they would back a moratorium on charter school growth.
Thirty-one cities, counties have taken action to date.
School auditorium to be named for educator of more than 50 years.
Report says black students last fall were suspended eight times more often than whites.
Johnsen, who for 60 years was a charming, no-nonsense presence at the East Side institution, Obb's Sports Bar & Grill, and whose name now adorns the boulevard sign near the crosswalk outside, died Feb. 18. She was 97, and retired for only two years.
The $2.9 million shortfall would be the district's fifth in a row.
Union local is recognized leader in "common good" bargaining.
Nationally, the curriculum has been shown to improve grades and attendance.
District officials work to ease parental concerns.
The education of students learning to grasp the English language is getting fresh attention at the State Capitol — in no small part because of the fiscal pressures being placed on school districts facing budget shortfalls to cover ELL services.
Aaron Benner sued St. Paul schools alleging retaliation.
Beyond Walls, operating out of the University of Minnesota's Recreation and Wellness Center, looks to sharpen skills and academics.
St. Paul mayor, superintendent join in ordering "pause" on new joint powers board.
The enrollment incentive would ease costs for teens outside the metro.
Daniel Connell ran nine marathons, and after each one he vowed to never do it again."It's just too much," the Rev. Jerry Fehn quoted him…
Ex-teacher critical of board claims retaliation after series of investigations.
Middle schools to be an area of focus, he has said.
The proposal to return suspension policy stirs debate in Minnesota.
Many residents applaud investments, but new hikes raise concerns, too.
Drop in students for 2018-19 comes despite well-publicized campaign.
Video posted online shows door to stall being opened by adults outside.
St. Paul Public Schools is combining classic rock music and laser lights in a weeklong series of planetarium shows that will run Monday night through Saturday.
In St. Paul, court cases have gone from 15 in 2015 to 2 so far this year.
Rondo-area preschoolers draw inspiration from guest artists.
St. Paul schools plan is part of a settlement with parents of Karen students.
District has a plan it says will help parents' feedback be handled better.
The message was direct, “Vote Yes for Kids,” and on Tuesday, the people of Minneapolis and St. Paul delivered for their school districts. Voters backed…
Creation of two new jobs, rewriting of a third, comes as levy vote approaches.
Levies in Mpls., St. Paul and suburbs would boost taxes, steady district finances.