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Brainerd School District
July 26, 2016
Facilities Committee meeting canceled
The Facilities Committee meeting for the Brainerd School District that was scheduled for Aug. 5 has been canceled.
July 26, 2016 - 6:08pm
Reader Opinion: Apology owed
The information shown on the Brainerd Independent School District-181 website lists Mark Ronnei as a member of the Comprehensive Facility Planning Steering Committee. As a member of this committee, Mr. Ronnei was allowed to speak, without objections, to the ISD-181 School Board on...
July 26, 2016 - 5:51pm
July 15, 2016
Our Opinion: Brainerd a ghetto? Get real
It was disappointing, to say the least, to see Mark Ronnei refer to Brainerd as a ghetto in comments made Monday before the Brainerd School Board. Ronnei, a member of the school district's long-range comprehensive facilities planning committee, told the board four of the district's...
July 15, 2016 - 10:35pm
May 19, 2016
Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich schedules announced
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June. Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6 to Aug. 26 at the...
May 19, 2016 - 9:35pm
April 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: The best place?
I've heard that asbestos from deconstruction of the heating system abounds at the old state hospital site. Is this any place to build a new elementary school? Jerrold Turnquist Brainerd
April 29, 2016 - 8:33am
April 15, 2016
Reader Opinion: Excellent start for education
A recent letter was critical of educators. I'm concerned about the cost of education, too. But, rather than complain I joined an ISD 181 committee. Before retirement, I was in information technology, so I was interested in the direction ISD 181 was headed using the computer as a tool,...
April 15, 2016 - 10:02pm
April 10, 2016
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Comprehensive facilities planning - building solutions for 21st Century students
For the past several months, I have had the privilege of serving on Brainerd Public Schools' Comprehensive Facilities Planning committee alongside about 20 other district staff, parents, school board members, business people, elected officials, government employees, non-profit leaders,...
April 10, 2016 - 11:25am
April 9, 2016
Tech Savvy: Skyward Family Access is helpful, when you look at it
It's hard enough for me to keep track of my two middle-school children so I cannot even fathom how Brainerd School District teachers and administrators...
April 9, 2016 - 3:58pm
March 17, 2016
Volunteers wanted for 2016 Warrior Day of Service
Warrior Day of Service, set April 6, is an opportunity for Brainerd Students to give back to their community. Organized by Brainerd Area Youth...
March 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
February 20, 2016
Reader Opinion: Needs more investigating
The recent Dispatch article regarding the school district's meeting with the local faith community should leave them, us, and congregations wondering just what is indeed going on. www.brainerddispatch.com/news/3950406-faith-community-discusses-school-issues Although "rumors" were...
February 20, 2016 - 6:30pm
January 25, 2016
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Community Education can help with your resolutions
Although the new year is just three weeks old, I suspect (hope) that I am not the only one to have already become estranged from my resolve to...
January 25, 2016 - 12:09pm
October 31, 2015
ISD 181 Viewpoint: MakerSpace and technology integration
It used to happen in the garage or basement - kids tinkering with or taking apart old electronics, hammering together wood pieces or constructing...
October 31, 2015 - 8:04pm
September 14, 2015
Residents won't see huge change in Brainerd school taxes
Taxpayers in the Brainerd School District should be pleased when they see their 2016 property taxes, as their statements won't increase as much as they did in 2015. The Brainerd School Board Monday approved a preliminary 0.72 percent increase for the 2016 levy. The final levy in...
September 14, 2015 - 10:20pm
More schools to join Warrior's Alpine ski and girls' hockey programs
Two schools will join the Brainerd Warrior's Alpine ski team and one school will join the girls' hockey team this school year. Lake Region Christian School in Baxter and Crosby-Ironton High School signed a cooperative sponsorship with the Brainerd School District to join the boys'...
September 14, 2015 - 9:47pm
August 25, 2015
Sertoma Club presents check to help with amplification system install
The Brainerd Area Sertoma Club has devoted themselves to dealing with hearing issues on a local basis for many years.
August 25, 2015 - 10:19am