Jennifer Johnson covers K-12 education for the Grand Forks Herald.
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The Grand Forks School Board approved a preliminary budget proposal that reduces property taxes for the 2014-2015 school year. Total revenue would be brought to $90.8 million, or a 4 percent increase from last year’s actual revenue, and the tax levy would be lowered from 89.78 to 82 mills, according to a proposal approved by the finance committee last week. For a house with a market value of $100,000, the owner would pay $464.85 in taxes, an $8.28 savings compared to last year.
Per-student spending by the Grand Forks School District has spiked compared to other districts, but school officials are confused by some of the reported increases.
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE — On one hot Wednesday afternoon, Sandy Gregory walked around her new third-grade classroom at the base. Several boxes, plastic crates and stacked chairs lay...
The Grand Forks School District’s finance committee approved Monday a recommendation that wouldn’t increase property tax rates for the 2014-2015 school year. The preliminary budget proposal would bring total revenue to $90.8 million, or a 4 percent increase from last year’s actual revenue, but keep the tax levy at 82 mills, said Business Manager Ed Gerhardt.
Grand Forks School District educators place a high priority on reading remediation, and the results proved that last year. With 77 percent of total students proficient in reading, the district...
Roseau (Minn.) Public School District Superintendent Larry Guggisberg said a district doesn’t need to spend a lot of money to get results. Of five districts in the region, his reported...
After a short stay at the Ruth Meiers Adolescent Treatment Center in Grand Forks, one teen was able to recover from a traumatic past and now hopes her relative will seek the same help.
The Grand Forks Public School District could be looking at no increase in the property tax rate for the 2014-2015 school year, district staff told the finance committee Wednesday.
The Grand Forks School Board approved $422,328 in local funds Monday for remedial help for students at three elementary schools.
The Grand Forks School Board will be considering the approval of $442,328 to provide at-risk students with support for academic achievement, according to school district staff.