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Voters in the Forest Lake Area School District will decide whether to raise their own taxes by referendum next spring, but until then, they won’t have to worry about an increase in their regular school property taxes. At its Sept. 11 meeting, the Forest Lake School Board certified its maximum levy for 2015. The actual [...]

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The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are statewide tests that measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  Last week the Minnesota Department of Education released the results of reading, math and science tests taken in March, April and May. Students took the science test if they were [...]

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The Forest Lake school board approved spending $272,756 in 2014-2015 for three school resource officers. The cost will increase in 2015-2016 to $281,987. The vote was unanimous, with four board members present at the Aug. 21 meeting. Through a joint powers agreement with the city of Forest Lake, the school district pays for a full-time [...]

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Scott Geary wants his students to explore. Instead of focusing only on subjects they know they will excel in, the new principal at Southwest Junior High hopes they will test new waters. “My advice to students is to try everything,” he said. “Junior high and high school are about trying things you’re not familiar with [...]

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Century Junior High was filled with high expectations Monday as students in grades 7, 8 and 9 received their schedules and met their teachers. School begins on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Photo by Mary Bailey.

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