Education

There aren’t many measurements where schools find satisfaction in being below average, but spending on administrative positions is one area where the Monticello district prides itself on being consistently below state and national averages. Starting July 1, the district added another administrator to their lineup when they hired former Little Mountain Principal Joe Dockendorf for [...]

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The Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry sponsored a candidate forum Oct. 21, just over two weeks before the Nov. 5 school board election that will fill three open seats on the six-member board. Forum moderators and chamber board members Tara Thurber and Janine Kopff told the audience that serving on the school board is [...]

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Three Monticello District 882 School Board seats are up for re-election on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. Current board members Liz Leitch-Sell and Scott Hill have decided not to seek re-election, leaving Robbie Smith as the only incumbent in the 2013 race. Five new candidates join Smith on the ballot: Carol McNaughton, Kerry Schmitz, [...]

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Since Sept. 10 more than 60 students have participated in a new program titled Read and Run Club at Pinewood Elementary School in Monticello.  The goal of the program is to not only get students to be engaged academically, but physically as well.  Every Tuesday and Thursday night from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.students met [...]

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Monticello elementary and middle school safety patrols help their classmates make thousands of trips across busy city streets and intersections each year. Local patrol participants make a special journey in early August each year to the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center just outside of Brainerd. Monticello is the only school district in the state [...]

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