The District 196 School Board received a recommendation to make changes to the 2024-25 calendar to provide time for teachers to complete 45 hours of required training next year, focused on structured literacy.
Superintendent Mary Kreger reported Feb. 12 that negotiating teams for District 196 and Dakota County United Educators (DCUE) reached a tentative agreement on a new, two-year contract for 2023-2025.
More than 200 District 196 high school students qualified to compete at state business conferences that will be held in March.
District 196 middle school students took two of the top five spots and seven of the 18 special awards at the Regional Future City Competition held Jan. 20 at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount.
The District 196 School Board on Tuesday appointed Eagan resident Leah Gardner to fill the board seat vacated when Bianca Virnig was elected to fill a vacancy in District 52B of the Minnesota House of Representatives in December.
Three District 196 elementary magnet schools have been selected for recognition in Magnet Schools of America’s 2024 Merit Awards program. Diamond Path Elementary School of International Studies and Echo Park Elementary School of Leadership, Engineering and Technology are being recognized as Schools of Distinction, and Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science is one of a select group of schools in the nation to be named a Top School of Excellence.
District 196’s four comprehensive high schools have nominated a total of 16 students for 2023-24 leadership awards sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.
The District 196 School Board on Jan. 22 selected five residents to interview to fill a vacancy on the board created when former board member Bianca Virnig was elected to fill a vacancy in District 52B of the Minnesota House of Representatives in Decembe