Education

Monsanto has given the Princeton School District a $10,000 grant through the agricultural company’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. Farmers have to nominate their school district to apply for such a grant, and a number of local farmers did. They were Judy Gerth, Dennis Haubenschild and son Bryan, Daniel and Karol Orton, Brian D. Orton [...]

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The Princeton School District is going to refinance $10.7 million in an existing bond series with a goal of saving at least $800,000 over an approximately nine-year period. The board, in a 5-1 vote on Oct. 7, passed a resolution authorizing Superintendent Julia Espe and School Board Chair Deb Ulm to approve a refinancing bond [...]

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The Princeton School District is preparing for a 29 percent increase in its tax levy for the 2015 tax year — an increase that is sure to result in tax increases for many, if not most of, Princeton-area property owners. But don’t be mistaken. Taxes are not increasing 29 percent. Because of an intricate formula [...]

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Rehearsals have begun in the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center for the musical “The Music Man,” which will be performed there Nov. 7-9 and 14-16. Tickets are to go on sale at Marv’s True Value on Oct. 4 and all seating will be reserved, according to PHS choral director Mark Potvin, the artistic director. [...]

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The latest Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test scores show the percentage of students proficient in reading and math at Princeton public schools is still below the state average, but the district’s math and test scores showed greater improvement rates than the state. The latest MCA scores were released on Aug. 26 and were based on MCA [...]

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The Princeton School District’s new human resources director, Stacie Vos, is a Tiger for the third time. Her school in her hometown of Springfield, Minnesota, has the Tigers mascot, and so does St. Cloud Tech High School, where she once worked. Now she is part of the Princeton Tigers. Vos, who began her new job [...]

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Job duties for PAC coordinator The School Board approved a job description for the district’s performing arts center coordinator. Linda Evans retired from the job earlier this year after 20 years in the position. The job qualifications include having previous experience in fine arts activities, training in use of PAC operations and equipment, the ability [...]

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