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Brainerd School Board Working for Students
02/19/2018
Brainerd School Board members devote an immeasurable amount of time and energy to improving the learning environment for our children and ensuring our schools are helping every child achieve at his or her best. This week, Brainerd Public Schools District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week, February 19-23, to honor local board members for their commitment to Brainerd and its children.
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2018 Teacher of the Year Nominations Being Accepted
02/12/2018
2018 Teacher of the Year nominations are being accepted February 12 thru February 23, 2018.
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: Safety and security in our schools
02/11/2018
In a few weeks, the polls will open and voters in our district can begin deciding how Brainerd Public Schools will address the challenges our 12 aging school buildings pose as we strive to fulfill our mission to educate all learners in our community.
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LPTV News: Brainerd High School Students Learn About Local Trade Careers
02/01/2018
The tech shop at Brainerd High School was transformed into a speed dating setup with a focus on trade careers.
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LPTV News: Brainerd Schools Hosting Information Sessions For Referendum
01/29/2018
After years of compiling data, over one hundred listening sessions to see what the district’s priorities were, and several trips to the school board, the district is ready to take the next step toward the referendum.
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PineandLakes Echo: Officials outline referendum plans in public meetings
01/29/2018
During a three-year planning phase, the Brainerd School District hosted 150 community hearings to get input on the referendum. Now they're taking the results of this process and presenting them back to the public.
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Brainerd DIspatch: Negotiations spark marked changes to district employment
01/28/2018
Negotiations between the Brainerd School District and Education Minnesota Brainerd have yielded significant changes for employees in the district moving forward.
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Blueprint 181 Public Information Sessions Planned Throughout Community
01/24/2018
Blueprint 181, the comprehensive long-range proposal to address the facility needs of Brainerd Public Schools, will be presented to voters as three ballot questions on a special election scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2018, with early voting beginning on February 23.
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Board approves referendum ballot questions, plan includes $12 million in improvements to Nisswa School
01/24/2018
The Brainerd School Board finalized the bond referendum language voters will see on ballots this spring and the cost to taxpayers if each question is approved. Nisswa Elementary School is part of the Brainerd district. The facilities plan includes $12 million in improvements to Nisswa School.
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: April 10 Special Election Information
01/21/2018
This spring, voters will have an opportunity to decide whether to move forward with the Brainerd Public Schools Board of Education Blueprint 181 plan to address health, safety and educational adequacy needs in all our school buildings.
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Brainerd School Board: Referendum gets green light
01/09/2018
The Brainerd School District referendum is getting the official green light.
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Brainerd Schools Referendum Questions Finalized
01/09/2018
The Brainerd Public Schools Board of Education has finalized the language that will be used on the referendum ballot in April.
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2018 Winter/Spring Community Education guide arrives January 5
01/02/2018
In the mood to make New Year's Resolutions? Check out these opportunities in the Community Education 2018 Winter/Spring Guide
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: A proposal for new buildings in the new year
12/23/2017
As the familiar Christmas saying suggests, "Presence is more important than presents." Having our community participate in the Blueprint 181 comprehensive facilities planning process these past few years has been a gift that I truly cherish.
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Brainerd School Board: School officials crunch data to select referendum polling places
11/28/2017
As December shapes up to be a hive of activity for school officials, members of the Brainerd School Board are hunkering down to fine-tune the election process for the referendum on April 10, 2018.
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Brainerd schools may see new Baxter elementary, but not Harrison
11/13/2017
There may be a new Baxter Elementary School in the near future in the Brainerd School District—but there most likely won't be a new Harrison Elementary School.
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2 sites chosen for proposed Baxter Elementary School
11/13/2017
The Brainerd School Board Monday narrowed the list that started out with nine possible sites for a proposed elementary school. The school board proposed one primary site for the school to be built on property owned by the city of Baxter, east of Forestview Middle School.
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: Continuing to listen to the voices of our community
11/12/2017
Public input is a critical step to developing the best plan to meet student, teacher, and community needs while providing high value to local taxpayers.
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MSHSL: League to recognize Brainerd's Campbell
11/10/2017
Brainerd High School activities director Charlie Campbell will be receive a Minnesota State High School League "Why We Play" Leadership Citation Award Nov. 25 during the Prep Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
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Brainerd Schools Release Survey Results
11/06/2017
The long-term facilities plan is taking a look at space, health, safety and security issues within Brainerd schools.
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School Board encouraged by survey results
10/31/2017
Brainerd School District leadership received some encouraging news Monday on their expansion plans.
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Nicole Harmer Named Outstanding Educator of the Year
10/27/2017
Nicole Harmer Named Outstanding Educator of the Year at the 19th annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet
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Lakeland Currents
Brainerd School District’s Long Range Facilities Plan featured on Lakeland Currents
10/23/2017
On this new episode of Lakeland Currents, host Ray Gildow welcomes Laine Larson, Superintendent of Schools, and Steve Lund, Director of Business Services for the Brainerd School District.
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Andrea Rusk
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Helping prepare students for the world and workforce of tomorrow
10/22/2017
Career and technical education is an important part of what we do at Brainerd High School because we are preparing kids for real world jobs and helping them learn the skills that are needed right here in our community.
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Fall 2017 BPS Magazine
Fall 2017 Brainerd Public Schools Magazine
10/17/2017
Read the online version of Brainerd Public Schools magazine
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Superintendent Laine Larson
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Partners for educational excellence
10/07/2017
Brainerd Public Schools have a lot to be proud of as we continue to promote innovation, opportunity and success for students, while partnering with the community to pursue educational excellence for all.
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Distinguished Hall of Fame Inductees
Burnham, Williams inducted into BHS Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame
10/02/2017
Even if you've never heard of Kelly Burnham and Kristen (Doyscher) Williams, chances are you've heard their work.
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