Eden Prairie

It’s a battle of the band sections for fundraiser

The Eden Prairie High School Eagle Marching Band is holding a fundraiser Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The band’s hornline, which consists of woodwinds and brass, will compete against each other at carwashes in two different locations in Eden Prairie.

All proceeds will go to the Eagle Band’s fundraiser, the Sharp-Dressed Band campaign, to raise money for new band uniforms.

Students who play woodwinds (flutes, saxophones and clarinets) will be washing cars at Cub Foods on Den Road. Students who play brass instruments (trumpets, baritones and tubas) will have their carwash at Walgreens on the corner of Eden Prairie Road and Hwy 5.

In addition to raising money for new uniforms, the section that raises the most money will get to be first in the food line at the annual band camp held in August. The losing section will have the privilege of waxing the band’s 54-foot trailer.


New director of student support services hired

Edina Public Schools has hired Jeff Jorgensen as the district’s new director of student support services. Jorgensen replaces Penny Kodrich, who is retiring. Jorgensen will begin his new job on July 1.

In that role, Jorgensen will oversee special-education, English-learners, early childhood special-education and health-services programs.

Jorgensen currently serves as the director of special services with South Washington County Schools, a post he has held since 2011. Previously, he held similar positions with the Alexandria and Worthington districts.

In addition to his work in public schools, Jorgensen has taught graduate courses in special education, and has worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist.


Applicants for financial advisory council sought

The school board is seeking qualified applicants for its Financial Advisory Council. There are three open positions for three-year terms.

The council provides financial advice and support for the school board and senior administration, evaluates the district’s economic condition, helps develop future budget assumptions and provides insight to the overall fiscal condition of the district. It also uses the district’s financial-planning model to review revenue and expenditure projections for future budget years, and helps with recommendations on future budget targets and assumptions.

Preferred qualifications include a strong background in finance, economics and/or accounting, along with experience in school or business finance, and the ability to declare no conflicts of interest.

For more information, contact Jeff Priess at 763-504-8037 or Patsy Green or 763-504-7992.

The deadline for applications is July 31.