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  • Electronic flyer distribution starting February of 2019

    South St. Paul Public Schools is excited to announce that the district will now be using Peachjar, a digital flyer management system. Peachjar provides an innovative flyer management system that sends school-approved eflyers directly to parents’ inboxes and posts them on schools websites, making it easier than ever for parents to learn more about events, activities and programs offered to students. This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

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  • Upcoming Student Survey

    South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) is planning to participate in the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey. This statewide survey, which is anonymous, confidential and voluntary, is given every three years to students in grades 5, 8, 9, and 11. It helps gather insights into the world of Minnesota students and their experiences.

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  • Board approves local tax levy with 1.07 percent decrease in property taxes, continues to advocate Legislature for referendum equalization to “level playing field”

    At its meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, the South St. Paul School Board approved the final tax levy for 2018 payable 2019. The levy represents a decrease of 1.07 percent from last year’s overall levy. Statewide, the Minnesota Department of Education estimates that the average school district levy will increase by 6.4 percent this year. The board’s approval followed the district’s annual Truth in Taxation presentation by Aaron Bushberger, director of finance. No one spoke at the hearing.

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  • District receives clean financial audit

    South St. Paul Public Schools received a positive report on its annual financial audit, which was presented to and approved by the School Board at the Nov. 28 meeting. Auditors issued an “unmodified opinion” on the district’s financial statements for the 2017-18 school year, which means no corrections were needed.

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  • Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Dairy Families award Kaposia Education Center with $10,000 grant to support nutrition and physical activities within schools

    The Minnesota Vikings, Midwest Dairy Council and Fuel Up to Play 60 showed their continued commitment to child health and wellness by awarding Kaposia Education Center with a $10,000 ‘Hometown Grant’ to support healthy nutrition and physical activity programs at the school. The ‘Hometown Grant’ program developed by Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL provides the organizations with the opportunity to identify deserving schools in their area and award them with $10,000 to help meet their health and wellness goals. In its fifth year, the Hometown Grant program allows each of the 32 NFL Clubs, Fuel Up to Play 60 and local dairy representatives to provide funding to schools throughout the country.

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  • Superintendent's Message about return to school on Nov. 26, 2018

    As was shared with all families and staff last week, the South St. Paul Police Department (SSPPD) located the individual responsible for the threat of violence made against South St. Paul Public School (SSPPS) on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. The individual, who was found to be “in an apparent mental health crisis,” was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The SSPPD has since shared with district administration that there is no credible threat against the district at this time. As such, we look forward to returning to a normal routine for school tomorrow.

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  • District Statement about school threat and cancellation (Nov. 21, 2018)

    Following an early morning notification from the South St. Paul Police Department (SSPPD) indicating a threat against one of the district’s elementary schools, Superintendent Dave Webb notified students, families and staff that he was canceling classes and activities for all South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS). While the SSPPD was not certain of the credibility of the threat, the decision to cancel school for the day was made out of an abundance of caution.

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