Eagle Ridge gets school breakfast grantEagle Ridge Junior High School in Savage has received a grant to get more kids to eat breakfast at school.

The $3,000 grant is from the Child Nutrition and Fitness Initiative Breakfast Grant program, sponsored by General Mills Foodservice in partnership with the National Dairy Council.

Students at Eagle Ridge can now buy breakfast as they walk in the door at school.

Research has shown that kids who eat breakfast have healthier diets and do better academically.


District sets meetings on boundary changesThe New Prague School District will hold two meetings in the next few weeks to gather feedback on a plan to change the attendance boundaries of its elementary schools.

If approved by the school board, the plan will move about 20 percent of the district's elementary population, or about 350 students, said Superintendent Craig Menozzi. The changes would go into effect next fall.

The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Eagle View Elementary and at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Falcon Ridge Elementary. The second meeting will serve as a joint meeting for families at Falcon Ridge and Raven Stream elementary schools.

Maps of the proposed boundary changes will be posted in all three schools before the meetings. School board members will give a presentation and answer questions at the meetings.

The board plans to make a final decision about the proposal at its Dec. 13 meeting.


Volunteers sought for integration councilThe Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District is looking for residents and staff members who want to help develop a plan for continuing integration efforts in the district for the next three years.

The plan is a state-mandated response to an imbalance in diversity between Cedar Park Elementary and other elementary schools in the district. Just over half the students at Cedar Park are minority students, compared to an average of 27 percent at elementary schools throughout the district.

Applications for the district's Integration and Educational Equity Collaboration Council are available at www.isd196.org and are due by Nov. 30. The group is tentatively scheduled to meet once in December and twice a month over the following three months. A new integration plan is to go to the school board in late March.

For more information, call Scott Thomas at 651-423-7914.