NORTH METRO

Magnet school fair

The Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) "Power of Choice for Education Fair" is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road.

Representatives from all 15 NWSISD magnet schools will be available to answer questions about their schools, and applications to district magnet schools will be available. The fair will feature student performances; comedian and performer Tou Ger Xiong will also appear.

NWSISD is a consortium of seven school districts; students residing in the Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, Elk River, Fridley, Osseo and Rockford School Districts are eligible to apply to attend the magnet schools. For more information, please call 763-450-1304 or go online to www.nws.k12.mn.us.

ST. FRANCIS

Last public forum on levy tonight

The St. Francis School District is holding the last of its public forums on the district's levy request at 7 tonight at East Bethel Community School, 21210 Polk Street NE.

District voters are being asked to approve an operating levy that district officials say would prevent $4.5 million in cuts. If approved, the levy would result in a $107 tax increase on a house valued at $200,000.

STAFF REPORTS