Board members are looking into a Tuesday through Friday school week to help save $5 million. The cost cutting plan would eliminate 17 school days from next year's calendar, but classroom hours wouldn't change. If approved, WCCO reports Burnsville-Eagan-Savage would be the first district in the Twin Cities metro to have a four-day week.
Minnesota state trooper injured at crash scene on I-35
The trooper was in his squad when another vehicle struck.
Charges: Man stole thousands from 3 Twin Cities banks
When he was arrested, police found a folding knife on him.
Here's what Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said in his first press conference
The 40-year-old former Wall Street trader originally wanted to be an economics professor.
Minnesota DFL to allow non-voters to participate in its caucuses
The party is holding its precinct caucuses this Tuesday.
Council member offers first comments on DWI, fleeing police charges
Prosecutors say he was drunk while fleeing police on the wrong side of the highway.
Charges: Man schemed to illegally buy gun used in Truck Park mass shooting
He's the second person to be charged in connection to the straw-purchasing scheme.
Walz announces $2 million to distribute KN95 masks in Minnesota
The announcement comes after federal officials have updated guidelines to recommend KN95 and N95 masks.
Southwest LRT may now cost $2.75B, won't open until 2027
Met Council said last year it would open in 2023.
Broncos hiring Packers OC sparks speculation Rodgers could follow
What about both Rodgers and Davante Adams teaming up in Denver?
Fire tears through House of Charity building in Minneapolis
The charity serves hundreds of meals to those in need daily.
Here’s what the Vikings owners say about new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
The Vikings announced his hiring on Wednesday night.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage leaders drop four-day school week proposal
The plan would have cut more than two weeks from the school calendar to help balance the budget and save about $776,000. The proposal had strong opposition from parents. The BurnsvillePatch reports many teachers and parents are in support of eliminating late-start days used for staff development.
Districts struggle with state approval for shorter school weeks
Minnesota school officials considering the change to a four-day school week are having trouble getting approval from the state. Sleepy Eye's request was recently denied by the state's education chief, who cited the impact on students who receive free and reduced lunches. Many districts also say the application process for a shorter school week is extraordinarily complex.
Fate of 3 schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district to be decided
A School Board meeting will focus on the recommended closures.
Board votes to close 3 schools in Eagan-Burnsville-Savage district
Two elementary schools and one middle school will close.
Public blasts Burnsville school board over unusual contract payout
Concerned members of the public packed a Burnsville school board meeting to complain about a $255,000 payout to the district's former human resources director. Tania Chance worked for the district for seven months of a two-year contract before resigning.
South metro district moves to distance learning to combat COVID surge
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district is dealing with high case levels and transmission.
Police investigate school threats in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district
Classes will continue as normal.
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