The Edina School Board received and discussed a proposed 2015-16 calendar at its regular meeting on Dec. 15. Gwen Jackson, director of human resources and operations, presented the recommended draft, which was developed by the Calendar Committee, a group comprised of teachers, staff, parents and administrators.
Edina Public Schools is on track to meet the 2017 goal of reducing its achievement gap by 50 percent, according to Minnesota Education Commissioner Dr. Brenda Cassellius. In a message to Superintendent Ric Dressen, she commended the district for its progress toward proficiency goals in math and reading that were established under the state’s No Child Left Behind Flexibility Waiver.
Four Edina High School students have been selected to receive recognition for their well-rounded achievements during their high school career. Receiving Triple “A” Awards are seniors Matt Jirsa and Julie Johnson. Junior ExCEL Award recipients are Dan James and Rose Bruns.
Looking at ways to align and create flexible learning spaces that will serve EPS learners into the future, community members, board members and staff gathered on Dec. 8 to discuss the district's facilities planning efforts, which are aligned with the goals and vision outlined in the district's Next Generation of Edina Public School's Strategic Plan.
Click the play button above or follow this link to watch a recording of the community forum.