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Brainerd School Board
Reader Opinion: Vote for Ruth Nelson
We have known Ruth Nelson for over 20 years and have worked alongside her in her current employment for several years and can state emphatically that she is honest, hardworking and has the highest integrity of anyone we know. The school board is very fortunate to have someone as dedicated...
8 hours 4 min ago
October 18, 2018
Reader Opinion: Czeczok is the choice
"Students are more than just dollar signs." That statement speaks volumes as to what Jeff Czeczok, candidate for Brainerd School Board, is all about. Jeff has consistently watched out for students and their taxpaying parents on issues of honesty and transparency in the past few years....
October 18, 2018 - 2:30pm
Reader Opinion: 100 Percent for Black Lance
A 181 parent, coach and community leader, Charles Black Lance gets my vote for Brainerd School Board. I am confident in his ability to lead our educational system in a positive direction. Charles' extensive involvement in several community non-profits as well as his educational career...
October 18, 2018 - 2:30am
October 17, 2018
Brainerd City Council: Council approves vacating property for school district
The Brainerd City Council voted unanimously to approve a number of property vacations to the Brainerd School District amid concerns the district...
October 17, 2018 - 11:00am
October 16, 2018
Brainerd Public Schools: Board candidates talk transparency, referendum, fiscal responsibility
About 50 people packed the Washington Educational Services Building board room Monday, Oct. 15, to listen to six of the seven Brainerd School...
October 16, 2018 - 9:00am
October 15, 2018
Our Opinion: Transparency is more than a catch phrase
The Brainerd School Board is, once again, defending itself against accusations that it violated the state's Open Meeting Law. At issue is a closed session the school board held in February regarding the purchase of BNSF Railway property near Riverside Elementary School. The problem,...
October 15, 2018 - 7:30am
Voter's Guide: Brainerd School District
Brainerd School Board Member (Elect 3) Matthew Avery Age: 34. Occupation: Owner of Avery Construction LLC. Public office experience: None. What...
October 15, 2018 - 4:30am
October 12, 2018
Reader Opinion: The blame game
It's hard to believe the Brainerd School District tried to blame a citizen for their own failures and it should make everyone wonder just how low they can get. Last week, the Dispatch reported that Jeff Czeczok went before the Brainerd City Council during a public hearing for a street...
October 12, 2018 - 8:30am
October 11, 2018
Brainerd Public Schools: Board agrees to issue, refund bonds
Bond issuing and refunding took center stage at the Brainerd School Board's Monday, Oct. 8, meeting. Director of Business Services Marci Lord...
October 11, 2018 - 7:00am
October 10, 2018
Brainerd Public Schools: Board reluctantly sends comment to city on street vacation issue
The Brainerd School Board will send a letter to the Brainerd City Council regarding a street vacation following a request for more information...
October 10, 2018 - 9:00am
Brainerd Public Schools: Board learns of special ed math initiative
Brainerd School Board members heard Monday, Oct. 8, about district efforts to improve math curricula for special education students.
October 10, 2018 - 7:00am
October 9, 2018
Reader Opinion: Voters should want Czeczok
Voters should want to vote for Jeff Czeczok for school board, and here's why. Jeff has always been looking out for the people in everything he's done involving local government. Jeff does his level best to point out when government doesn't follow the laws. He tries his best to hold...
October 9, 2018 - 8:30am
October 5, 2018
Brainerd City Council: Members table street vacation, look into school board conduct
The Brainerd City Council tabled a decision to approve a street vacation request from the Brainerd School District after hearing concerns about...
October 5, 2018 - 10:00am
September 28, 2018
Brainerd Public Schools: Residents demand more information on land acquisition proposal
More information was the request of citizens at a public hearing held by the Brainerd School Board Monday, Sept. 24, to discuss land acquisition...
September 28, 2018 - 9:00am
September 25, 2018
Brainerd Public Schools: Board sets preliminary levy at maximum amount
A nearly 20 percent levy increase could be in the cards for the Brainerd School District. School board members, during their Monday, Sept. 24...
September 25, 2018 - 9:00am