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MASA donates $1,000 scholarship to NBAPS

Gary Amoroso

Gary Amoroso presented NBAPS with a $1,000 check that will be used to provide a scholarship to a 2019 graduate considering a career in education.

The NBAPS school board held its regular meeting on Thursday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. in room 126 of the North Branch Area Education Center. The agenda included action on a number of policies, consideration of transportation services for Phoenix Academy, and more. Meeting materials can be found here, and here is a podcast of the meeting.

Superintendent's report: Dr. Gary Amoroso of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) presented the school district with a check for $1,000 in honor of Supt. Deb Henton's service as MASA president for the 2018-19 school year. Supt. Henton indicated she would use the funds to provide a scholarship for a 2018-19 graduate considering a career in education.

Policy: A number of policies were approved. See the meeting materials for a complete list.

Transportation: After much discussion, the school board voted against providing transportation services for Phoenix Academy due to Phoenix's failure to officially notify the school district of its intention to seek transportation services by the state-imposed deadline of March 1.

In other news: The school board set June 13 for its annual public hearing on student fees, and approved the administration of a random sample community survey.

Dates to remember:
May 30 - Life Work Center Graduation and Awards Ceremony, 6:00 pm, High School Commons
June 2 - Graduation of the Class of 2019, 2:00 p.m., North Branch High School, West Gymnasium. Board members should be there at 1:30 p.m.
June 6 - End of Year Staff Breakfast, Sunrise River Elementary School Cafeteria, Coffee at 7:15 am; Recognition Program at 7:30 am
June 13 - Public Hearing on Student Fees, 5:30 pm, Sunrise River Elementary School Cafeteria
June 13 - Regular School Board Meeting, beginning immediately after the Public Hearing, Sunrise River Elementary School Cafeteria