Education

The Rosemount High School marching band was the overall Sweepstakes Champion this past weekend at the Marshall Pursuit of Excellence Marching Band Competition. The band won awards for Outstanding Visual, Outstanding General Effect, Outstanding Color Guard, Outstanding Concert Percussion and Outstanding Drum Majors. (Photos courtesy of Dave Andrews)

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Levy for retiree benefits nearly doubles     Lakeville School Board members approved a maximum levy of $38 million at its Sept. 23 meeting, a 6.3 percent increase over payable 2014. The proposed levy, which may be reduced but not increased until certification in December, is the maximum increase allowed to the district by the Minnesota [...]

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Increase is 0.03 percent from payable 2014 The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board is preliminarily seeking the maximum property tax levy permitted by the state. On Sept. 22, the board unanimously approved a preliminary payable 2015 board approved property tax levy of $78.3 million, which is a 0.03 percent increase from payable 2014. “Seeking the maximum [...]

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Elementary school serves students in Lakeville, Apple Valley Detailed plans for a 13,200-square-foot addition and remodeling of Parkview Elementary School in Lakeville have been released. The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board reviewed architectural plans on Sept. 22, which include the addition of eight new classrooms and the elimination of two existing classrooms to make room for [...]

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Candidates for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education have been invited to participate in a forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Senior Campus (upper level) of Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. The forum will be broadcast live on the district’s educational Channel 18 and on the district’s website [...]

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School District 191 Superintendent Joe Gothard had an “exemplary first year” in the district’s top job, the School Board said in his first job review. Gothard, who started work last July 1, exceeded board expectations on three of seven performance benchmarks and met expectation on the other four. Members of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage board met with [...]

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