Budget concerns abound as the Monticello School District prepares to approve a $2 million budget realignment due to miscalculated special education cross subsidy funding.
It’s not just awards season in entertainment, it’s also nomination time for high school awards. Monticello High School’s nominees for the AAA and ExCEL awards were recently announced, and they will be waiting with baited breath for the awards to be announced next Monday, Feb. 5.
The Monticello Times highlights a teacher from the Monticello School District each month of the school year. Teachers are nominated by Education Minnesota, Monticello (EMM) members, and the recipient is chosen by the EMM Executive Board. This month’s recipient is Kim Nygaard, a fifth grade t…
The three new members of the Monticello School Board were sworn into office during the Monday, Jan. 8 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: Melissa Curtis, Jennifer R. Lewis Kannegieter, and Candace Carda. (Photo provided)
With the addition of eight new students into the Pinewood Elementary School Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) program, staff resources have been stretched to maximum.
Future Monticello High School students will have the option of selecting a few new courses during the 2018-2019 school year.
The Monticello School District is excited to announce Cindy Fasching as the interim director of curriculum and instruction for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.
The Monticello School Board opened December with a finance-heavy meeting last Monday, Dec. 4. The board held its Truth in Taxation meeting, and received an audit report from CliftonLarsonAllen. The good news is there were no surprises for the board. The levy actually went down slightly from …
Operating under the theory that more of a good thing is an even better thing, the Monticello School District has expanded its peer mentor program.
While the school year is still in the early stages, the school’s financial year came to a close this summer, and the numbers were presented to the Monticello School Board on Nov. 6 in a presentation by Director of Finance Tina Burkholder.
With the results canvassed at the Nov. 13 Monticello School Board meeting, it is now official. Three new faces will be joining the school board on the first Monday of January, 2018.
Schools across the Monticello School District held programs Friday morning to celebrate Veterans Day. At the middle school, students packed the arena to listen to guest speaker Captain Julian Plamann. Plamann, a military intelligence project officer, delivered a moving speech, thanking past …
Settling school kids in for an hour long talk about anything is an exercise in patience and finding ways of keeping groups of kids engaged and participating. Pinewood Elementary had such a task when children’s author and poet Laura Purdie Salas visited the school last Wednesday and Thursday,…
The Monticello High School musical, a production annually awaited by student performers and fans alike, hits the stage next week.
For as long as Joe Dockendorf can remember, Monticello has made a point to honor its veterans.
Monticello School District residents turned out more by the dozens than by droves Tuesday night, but those who did turn out voted to elect three newcomers to the Monticello School Board.
Three candidates for Monticello School Board are on next month’s election ballot. Newcomers Candace Carda, Melissa Curtis, and Jennifer R. Lewis Kannegieter will hope to fill the three open spots up for election.
Last month the Monticello School Board got a positive update on the school enrollment numbers in the district. However, within that positive update came some slightly less desirable news - some class sizes were growing a little larger than the district was comfortable with.
As he strolls through the halls of the new-look Monticello Middle School, everybody gets a greeting. It may be a simple ‘hi’, a ‘good morning’, or a ‘how are you?’ Other times it’s a fist bump or a hand shake.
The Monticello school board voted Monday night to approve a maximum preliminary levy, as set by state statutes, of $11,746,663.54. That figure represents a $497,111.45, or 4.42%, increase over last year’s final levy.
A fall full of Monticello School District open houses continues this weekend, with the Eastview Family Extravaganza at the Eastview Education Center in Monticello.
No new stadium can replace the nostalgia associated with a long-time venue. That’s especially true in Monticello, where the old football field held decades and decades of memories, including conference championships, state tournament teams, unforgettable players, and legendary coaches.
The Monticello Public School District has officially hired Dr. Michael Favor, formerly the executive director of schools and student services for Robbinsdale Area Schools, as its interim superintendent. The hiring was finalized at a special school board meeting Tuesday night, with a 5-0 vote…
When Jim Johnson was announced as the new superintendent of the Monticello Public School District in January of 2005, it was to considerable praise and cheer from school board members, staff, students, and even the former superintendent.
The Monticello School Board will have a much different look following the upcoming Nov. 7 election. Three people have filed their intent to run for the three available school board seats that will be on the ballot this fall. None of the three are incumbents. Those three include: Candace Card…
The Monticello Public School District has officially extended an offer to Dr. Michael Favor, executive director of schools and student services for Robbinsdale Area Schools, for the interim superintendent position.
Per a press release from the Minnesota School Boards Association, Monticello's partner in its search for an interim superintendent, the Monticello School Board has selected three finalists to interview for the superintendent vacancy. The finalists were selected from a pool of 14 applicants b…
The Eastview Education Center will get a two-day late start on the school year this September, as construction lags just a bit behind the expected pace.
The Monticello School Board will meet in a special session tonight (Monday, July 17) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to review and discuss an interim superintendent search proposal.
Monticello School Board members were in uncharted waters Monday when reviewing two key agenda items associated with Superintendent Jim Johnson’s departure.
Jim Johnson announced in a letter to school district employees late Thursday night that he will be stepping down as the superintendent of the Monticello School District. Friday morning he confirmed the news to the Monticello Times.