On Tuesday, June 25 the Mounds View School Board unanimously authorized the district to enter into lease agreements for two properties to house its K-8 Special Education Programs, Adult Basic Education Programs and Adult Learning Center Program.
Relocation of these programs is necessary to accommodate the free all-day kindergarten program the district will be offering starting in the 2014-15 school year.
The district has plans to move kindergarten out of its six elementary schools, making them first through fifth grade.
Youngsters who will be starting off kindergarten in the fall of 2014 may or may not be happy to know they can spend all day, not just a half day at school.
The Minnesota Senate approved a $15.7 billion education-funding bill on Sunday, May 19 in a 41-26 vote. The omnibus bill passed in the House earlier in a 78-56 vote.
The Mounds View School District has plans in place to add a free all-day kindergarten option starting in 2014.
Superintendent Dan Hoverman said the district wants to make good on its Equity Promise, which states that all students in Mounds View schools be prepared for post-secondary success regardless of race, class or disability.
11-year-old Lucy Chen took top honors for her essay on protecting human rights in Shoreview’s 2013 Human Rights Commission’s (HRC) annual middle school essay contest.
Shoreview’s essay contest is held every year in conjunction with the League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions (LMHRC).