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The release of the 2016 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) results indicate that overall, District 833 students continue to demonstrate a high level of proficiency, meeting or exceeding grade level expectations in reading, mathematics, and science, and performing above statewide proficiency rates.

District 833’s negotiating team is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement for the 2015-17 contract was reached with the United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC) on Monday, July 25, during a previously scheduled mediation.

The Minnesota School Immunization Law requires that all students are current with certain immunizations before starting school unless there is a medical or conscientious exemption on file for that student.

Our remaining contract to close for 2015-16 is with our teachers, and we’d like to ensure our community is apprised on the status of these negotiations. We highly value and support our teachers, and are pleased that ongoing efforts to achieve efficiencies in our budget, combined with the referendum success, we are able to offer our teachers an unprecedented increase of 8.2% over two years, and realize a balanced budget.

The School Board met on Thursday, July 14, with the following items on the agenda:

Valley Crossing Elementary School is now owned and operated by South Washington County Schools. What was a 20-year tri-district partnership has concluded.

As part of the transition of Valley Crossing Elementary School joining the South Washington County School District, the phone numbers of the school have changed to become part of the school district’s “425” prefix. Effective now, the main office number for Valley Crossing Elementary School is 651-425-7500.

Five students from East Ridge High School participated in the National Speech and Debate Tournament, hosted by the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 12-17.

Two sixth graders from Woodbury Middle School earned third place in their division at the National History Day Contest held June 11-16 at the University of Maryland.

United Educators Credit Union provided students with a friendly competition to promote 2016 Youth Financial Literacy Month.


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