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Letter: Dickinson school board needs to bargain in good faith

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

About the school district negotiation meeting Wednesday evening, Oct. 22: The news story reports that the room was filled with teachers, when, in fact, many were interested members of the community. Otherwise, it was a good report. However, the most …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Our View: Dickinson residents should support school bond issue

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson is growing and its schools are growing right along with it. Because of this, we believe residents should vote “Yes” Tuesday on the bond referendum to build a new middle school. The benefits of this $65 million bond issue far outweigh th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Our View: Dickinson residents should support school bond issue

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson is growing and its schools are growing right along with it. Because of this, we believe residents should vote “Yes” Tuesday on the bond referendum to build a new middle school. The benefits of this $65 million bond issue far outweigh th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Suspect behind “vague threat” that caused lockdown in custody

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Updated at 6:09 p.m. on 9/25/2014

A suspect behind the unspecified threats that caused a city-wide school lockdown Thursday has been taken into custody, Dickinson Police report.

In a statement sent out Thursday evening, Capt. Joe Cianni said th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kris Fehr: Dickinson Public Schools continue to grow

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Dickinson Public Schools Board of Education listened intently during the three public forums held last school year.
We reached out to you, we asked for participation and together we created a solution to address the critical enrollment and capac…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kris Fehr: Dickinson Public Schools continue to grow

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Dickinson Public Schools Board of Education listened intently during the three public forums held last school year.
We reached out to you, we asked for participation and together we created a solution to address the critical enrollment and capac…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lewton: Hagen faces challenges in coming years

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Editor’s Note: This is the first of three monthly columns from Marcus Lewton about Hagen Junior High.
Hello, stakeholders of Dickinson Public Schools. My name is Marcus Lewton, and I am the principal at Hagen Junior High School. Dickinson Public S…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Filling the gaps: Amidst teacher shortage, schools try to fill positions before year starts

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

As the entire state of North Dakota faces a critical shortage of teachers, local schools are hurrying to fill remaining openings before the new year starts later this month.
The North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders reported hundreds of teache…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

DPS budget reviewed by committee: Bottom line increased to almost $38.6 million

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Dickinson Public School Board will be reviewing a number of what Superintendent Doug Sullivan calls “big-ticket items” when it sets the 2014-2015 budget at its executive meeting August 11.
The board’s budget committee, chaired by Leslie Ro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

DPS officer: More students, more criminal activity

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Dickinson Public Schools resource officer updated the school board Monday on problems that come along with increased students, many from outside North Dakota.
By this fall, the school district is expected to have grown by 578 students since May …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com