Eastern Carver County School Board Approves November Referendum

Eastern Carver County School Board Approves November Referendum Three questions on the ballot at the November 5 election At their Monday, June 24 meeting, the Eastern Carver County School Board unanimously approved putting a referendum before voters with a three-question ballot on November 5, 2019.  The three questions address enrollment growth and funding needs necessary to provide the educational experience each student needs and deserves. Question 1: An operating levy increase to help bridge our budget gap, continue the strong academic preparation of our students, prevent cuts to programs and services, maintain class sizes and manage growing enrollment.   Question 2: A bond request to build a new elementary school on district-owned land in Chaska, address deferred maintenance needs across the district and build a larger bus garage on a new site. Question 2 can pass only if Question 1 is approved. Question 3: A no-tax increase renewal of our existing security and technology levy,... Continue reading Eastern Carver County School Board Approves November Referendum

Chanhassen High School Student Recipient of Minnesota Administrators for Special Education Scholarship

Audrey Eidem, graduating from Chanhassen High School this week, is the recipient of the MASE $1000 scholarship presented by the Minnesota Administrators for Special Education and ECCS Specialized Education Services. Laura Pingry-Kile, Director of Specialized Services, served as MASE President this year and received the scholarship funding in honor of her work for the organization this year. She decided to award the scholarship to a graduating senior, interested in majoring in Special Education. Audrey has been working as a student aide to help support students in the DISCOVER program at Chanhassen High School and is recognized by students and staff for her kindness, patience and interest in working with the students. As part of her scholarship application, Audrey wrote, “I hope that as a special education teacher I can help children learn and become independent as they grow up. It is so important that we teach children not only to read and write, but also to make their own choices... Continue reading Chanhassen High School Student Recipient of Minnesota Administrators for Special Education Scholarship

La Academia Student Chosen as Winner for Minnesota in Doodle for Google Competition

A talented student in our district could soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 State and Territory winners in its 11th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “When I grow up, I hope…”. Liam Pautz, a 2nd grader from La Academia, is one of the 53 State and Territory Winners with his doodle, “My Imagination”. Liam’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year. Students at La Academia helped Liam celebrate during a surprise assembly. To help their favorites succeed, everyone across the USA can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 State and Territory Winners. Voting will be open from June 3rd-June 7th on this site: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html , and the public vote will determine the Five National Finalists (one in each grade group). Google will announce these five... Continue reading La Academia Student Chosen as Winner for Minnesota in Doodle for Google Competition

E. Carver Co. Schools Responds to Petition

Eastern Carver County Schools is committed to being a school district where every student feels safe, welcome, and valued, and has access to the tools and resources they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond. Our work to develop and support equity, inclusion, and diversity in every building in our district is foundational to that success. This is the right work to be doing, and we will continue to invest in making our district stronger for the benefit of all of our students. With regard to the parent petition circulating: Measurable Accountability to Concerns Equity updates are now a recurring item on the board agenda and a chance to track and report out progress as well as be held accountable in a public setting for that work. Information provided in those updates, as well as additional information about the work being done around equity and inclusion, is housed on the district’s equity webpage. As work with the Vision and Framework proceeds, associated action plans,... Continue reading E. Carver Co. Schools Responds to Petition