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A group of last year's 8th grade Leadership class students designed some Valley clothing that is for sale this Fall. There are some unique designs and material choices this year!

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This meeting is not at the regular location and will be held virtually. Topics include certificates of participation pre-sale report for financing turf fields and bonding request for safety improvements at Diffley Road and Braddock Trail.

Distance learning begins Monday, March 30

We are committed to the goal of providing meaningful learning opportunities and personalized connections between students/families and teachers/school staff during this time.

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This includes all programs and activities. Teachers will not be providing instruction this week. School buildings will be open Monday, March 16 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow families to collect necessary items.

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Effective Saturday, March 14, all District 196 Community Education evening and weekend classes, and facility rentals are also canceled through March 29. As a reminder, all Minnesota State High School League-sponsored events, games and tournaments are canceled. We are following MSHSL guidelines in allowing practice until further notice.

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We continue to stay in regular contact with representatives from the Minnesota departments of health and education to guide our actions in preparing for and responding to COVID-19, and limiting the spread of all illness in our schools.

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Parents in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools interested in becoming involved in districtwide conversations regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment are encouraged to apply for membership on the district’s Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC).

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District and school leaders are reviewing emergency management plans to prepare for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The District 196 Budget Advisory Council (BAC) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the District Office in Rosemount to discuss enrollment projections and year-to-date budget performance.

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The Minnesota State High School League ExCEL Awards recognize high school juniors who are active in fine arts and athletic activities, who demonstrate leadership qualities and who are model citizens in their community.

Tom Sharp and Ryan Costley cross the finish line at the Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 6.

Lifelong distance runner and Eastview High School cross-country and track and field coach Tom Sharp has completed several times before. But this year’s running of the Twin Cities Marathon was a more rewarding challenge than previous marathons, as he crossed the finish line pushing junior Ryan Costley.

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For the 17th year in a row, District 196 has earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). “This award represents a significant achievement and reflects your commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting,” said ASBO International Executive Director David Lewis.

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District 196 high school students who participated in the College in the Schools (CIS) program during the 2018-19 school year earned a combined 6,185 college credits valued at more than $3.1 million, according to a value statement released by the University of Minnesota’s CIS program.

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The District 196 School Board approved a proposed 2019 (payable 2020) property tax levy increase of 1.5 percent. Based on calculations provided by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the district’s maximum proposed levy for payable 2020 property taxes is $96,771,258, which is $1.5 million or 1.5 percent more than the current levy of $95,300,391.

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Voters in Independent School District 196 can begin casting their ballots on the levy referendum question and School Board election beginning Friday, Sept. 20. Information about the Nov. 5 levy referendum is available at www.District196.org/Levy2019/.

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District 196 is exceeding state averages in test scores, according to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), who today released results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, Series III (MCA-III) and Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) data.

District 196 moving forward with plans for November levy referendum

The District 196 School Board is moving forward with plans to call for an operating levy referendum increase this fall that would allow the district to avoid up to $18 million in additional budget cuts and fund improvements to classroom staffing, increased mental health support for students and after-school activity bus transportation.

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Representatives from The Morris Leatherman Company will be contacting residents of District 196 April 25 through May 3 to gather data on the public’s satisfaction with district schools and support for bringing a levy referendum election this November.

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The District 196 School Board, at its Aug. 13 meeting, approved the purchase of a 34-acre parcel of land in Rosemount as a possible site for a new elementary school. The land is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Bonaire Path and Akron Avenue, east of Highway 3 and north of County Road 42.