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Brainerd School Board
April 18, 2018
Sports and activities make BHS students' lives better
Sports and activities enhance the educational mission for students at Brainerd High School. This was the emphasis BHS Activities Director Charlie...
22 hours 14 min ago
April 17, 2018
BHS releases sport participation numbers
Brainerd High School has an estimated 1,200 students participating in sports this school year. The Brainerd School Board met Monday and received...
April 17, 2018 - 10:00am
March 30, 2018
Reader Opinion: Keep the electoral college
Our Founding Fathers were smarter than any current political hacks! If you use only the popular vote New York, Florida, Texas and California would elect every president! Small states would be ignored and have no say. The local school board operates on a popular vote—only Brainerd...
March 30, 2018 - 7:30am
March 23, 2018
Reader Opinion: Vote no
I was appalled when I received the notice of a special election for April 10. Why a special election? Maybe because they think that the voters will not turn out to vote unless it is a general election. This is one election that it is time to step up and vote with millions of dollars...
March 23, 2018 - 10:30am
March 20, 2018
Brainerd School District: 'A difficult school year': Brainerd school discuss mental health services
The Brainerd High School lost two students this school year to death by suicide, and Forestview Middle School has seen an increase in suicidal...
March 20, 2018 - 6:00am
Brainerd School Board: Education dept. gives go-ahead on proposed building plan
The Brainerd School District got the green light from the Minnesota Department of Education on its voter-approved bond referendum. And just in...
March 20, 2018 - 4:00am
March 11, 2018
Brainerd School District: Baxter Elementary takes focus in public forum
BAXTER—When it comes to the 2018 referendum, members of the Baxter community may be looking at one of the more significant proposals—both...
March 11, 2018 - 8:00am
March 7, 2018
Reader Opinion: District's false premise
The facility plans are in place, the voting has begun, the district won't change, they're on the run. Questions were asked of Laine Larson at the last Brainerd City Council meeting about Lincoln School. The superintendent said she hadn't heard of concerns about Lincoln. Council members...
March 7, 2018 - 9:42pm
February 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: Deplorable
I attended the last school board meeting and heard a community member discuss his concerns. The concerns raised identified how the Dispatch has not accurately reported the true cost to the taxpayers regarding the referendum that will be voted on in April. Along with the misleading...
February 20, 2018 - 7:30am
February 14, 2018
Brainerd School Board: Board supports special ed funding increase
The Brainerd School Board voted to back state-level and national resolutions to push for increased special education funding—an area of...
February 14, 2018 - 6:00am
January 28, 2018
Brainerd School Board: Negotiations spark marked changes to district employment
Negotiations between the Brainerd School District and Education Minnesota Brainerd have yielded significant changes for employees in the district...
January 28, 2018 - 6:00am
January 23, 2018
Brainerd Public School special board meeting agenda
Brainerd Public Schools Special school board meeting Meets 5 p.m. Thursday Washington Educational Services Building 804 Oak St., Brainerd 1. Call the meeting to order and roll call 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approval of the agenda as presented / amended Motion _________ Second _________...
January 23, 2018 - 5:30am
January 10, 2018
Brainerd School Board: Members question use of committees
Brainerd School Board members voted unanimously to establish standing committees for the 2018 year, but also opted to re-evaluate the matter...
January 10, 2018 - 5:00am
January 9, 2018
Brainerd School Board: Referendum gets green light
The Brainerd School District referendum is getting the official green light. The ballot questions will be posed to voters, who will decide the...
January 9, 2018 - 6:00am
December 12, 2017
Brainerd School Board: District 181 approves 3 percent levy increase
Taxpayers in the Brainerd School District won't see much change in their school district taxes for next year. The Brainerd School Board Monday...
December 12, 2017 - 7:00am