Johnson High School’s student government structure is changing in a big way — whereas before it was a small group of students leading, now over 300 are in leadership roles. Shown here, a Tuesday, Oct. 27 homeroom meetings saw a student-led small group meeting where students of mixed grades did a teambuilding exercise, scheming up their design for the school’s pumpkin carving contest. (Patrick Larkin/Reivew)
Dissolving student council, school takes more inclusive student government approach
If all goes according to plan, students could be running the show at Johnson High School within a few years.
Taking inspiration from a prep school in a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, Johnson High’s principal, Micheal Thompson, is hoping for a cultural shift at the school, where students have more say, and ultimately more responsibility.
Ramsey County is set to put out a request for proposls for designs of a new Rice Street bridge to bring to the Legislature next year in an attempt to secure construction funding. (original map via Google Maps)
Little Canada on board with plans
The Little Canada City Council is doing its part to make sure a 2016 pitch to the Legislature for funding to rebuild the Rice Street bridge over Interstate 694 is well prepared.
City Administrator Joel Hanson brought the council up to speed at its Wednesday, Oct. 28, meeting on Ramsey County's plans to issue a request for proposals to find a consultant to put together designs for a new bridge.