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  • Community invited to South St. Paul School Board candidate forum

    South St. Paul community members are invited to attend an upcoming School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Kaposia Education Center. There are 10 candidates vying for four seats on the South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) School Board. Voters will select four as part of the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election ballot. Each member will be elected to a term of four years, from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022.

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  • District receives $500,000 school safety grant from Minnesota Department of Education

    South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) is excited to announce that it is one of 90 public school districts or charter schools to be awarded a school safety grant by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). The $500,000 grant will be used to support security enhancements at South St. Paul Secondary School. According to an Oct. 1 news release, MDE received a total of 1,187 complete applications, requesting $255.5 million—more than 10 times the available amount of funding.

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  • Board approves preliminary tax levy with 1.07 percent decrease in property taxes, continues push for referendum equalization at Legislature

    At its meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, the South St. Paul School Board approved the preliminary tax levy for 2018 payable 2019. The preliminary levy, which is required to be approved by school districts annually by Sept. 30, represents a decrease of 1.07 percent from last year’s overall levy. Statewide, the Minnesota Department of Education estimates that this year, the average school district levy will increase by 6.4 percent.

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  • School Board discusses options for school start times, agrees to no change until at least 2020-21 school year

    Following up to a presentation by members of the Teen Sleep and School Start Time Study Committee on Sept. 10, the South St. Paul School Board discussed its options at a work session on Sept. 24. The board focused its discussion around four key issues: identifying support for the committee’s preferred “Option E” or other proposed options, the role of the committee going forward, next steps for implementing a possible change to school start/end times, and alternative daily schedules for the high school and/or secondary school.

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  • Opportunity for Parents of Middle Schoolers: Parents in Action beginning October 29

    Do you have a student in 6th, 7th or 8th grade in South St. Paul Schools? Consider participating in Parents in Action; a free six-week course offered by South St. Paul Schools that provides a space for parents to learn from each other, discuss the challenges of raising a preteen, and how to best support your middle schooler’s learning throughout these important years.

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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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  • Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Royals!

    Pictured from left to right: Elizabeth Kirchner, Sam Bade, Madeline Dosser, Marco Gonzalez

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