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Board halts steps toward 4-day week

March 11, 2011 NEW ULM — On a 3-2 vote with two board members absent, the District 88 School Board on Thursday effectively halted, for the time being, steps in the direction of a four-day student school week. more »»

District 88 transportation costs underfunded

January 23, 2011 NEW ULM — District 88’s transportation costs are underfunded, according to a report published last fall by Minnesota 2020, a self-described “progressive think tank. more »»

District 88 Board holds work budget session

January 6, 2011 NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education reviewed enrollment and financial projections Wednesday, as it prepares next year’s budget. more »»

Budget deliberation process to start in District 88

December 3, 2010 Editor’s note: This is the first article in an occasional series on budget deliberations in School District 88, ahead of adopting a budget for 2010-11. more »»

Budget cuts identified

March 26, 2010 NEW ULM — During its regular meeting on Thursday, the District 88 School Board considered — but did not yet approve — a list of budget adjustments for next yea. more »»

Merit pay seen as serious, not immediate, possibility

March 22, 2010 NEW ULM — A merit pay plan is not on the cards for District 88 teachers in the near future, officials are quick to point out. more »»

Budget cuts before District 88 Board next week

March 19, 2010 NEW ULM — As every cash-conscious educator knows, school budget planning in times of financial stress is a balancing act. more »»

4-day school week? Idea has merit, officials say

March 11, 2010 NEW ULM — It wouldn’t happen next year — because it requires substantial planning and bringing many interest groups on board — but a potential switch to a four-day school week is generating some... more »»

Modifying activities could save District 88 money

March 10, 2010 NEW ULM — As District 88 officials develop next year’s school budget, they are considering the money-saving potential of modifications to extra-curricular programs in seventh and eighth grades. more »»

All-day, everyday kindergarten back in spotlight

March 9, 2010 NEW ULM — As District 88 mulls the latest round of budget cuts, its relatively new all-day every-day kindergarten program is back in the spotligh. more »»

Ideas sought to save on busing

February 25, 2010 NEW ULM — Could District 88 save on busing? It is one question being asked, as budget planning for next year gets under wa. more »»

Principals develop worksheets on staffing alternatives

February 9, 2010 NEW ULM – District 88 principals have developed worksheets showing how staffing changes would affect class sizes next year, as part of the process of drafting the 2010-11 budget. On Ja. more »»

District 88 sets budget reduction target

January 29, 2010 NEW ULM — The District 88 School Board on Thursday set a budget reduction target of $450,000 to $600,000 for next year. more »»

Budget discussion in District 88 begins

January 21, 2010 NEW ULM — As the District 88 School Board begins preliminary consideration of next year’s budget this month, administrators are sharing projections with the board. more »»



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