ISD 197 school board elections: nine candidates, four seats
On Nov. 3 residents of West St. Paul, Mendota Heights and part of Eagan will have the opportunity to select a majority of the ISD 197 school board.
The terms of current school board members Brenda Corbett, Joanne Mansur, Byron Schwab and Mark Spurr are set to expire Dec. 31. All but Spurr are running for re-election.
Henry Sibley High School received a Promising Practices Award for Henry Sibley’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) by Synergy & Leadership Exchange at the Character Recognition Awards ceremony at the State Capitol May 21.
With a string of Facebook photos Nov. 5, School District 197 thanked the community for voting to increase funding for technology and security initiatives. Similar requests failed in a special election in May. (Courtesy photo)
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The second time's the charm for School District 197.
West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools will see a jump in funding starting next year, thanks to the around 10,000 voters who said "yes" to security upgrades and renewing and increasing the technology levy.
Though many of them can’t vote Nov. 5 on the District 199 request for voters to approve bonding funds, district students are doing what they can to promote the cause.
“Students for Better Schools” members have set about their campaign like larger counterparts on the state and national scene. They have a mission statement, officers and an organized door-knocking project. They also launched a Facebook site (search “Students for Better Schools”) and a Twitter feed they’ll use for Election Day get-out-the-vote messages.