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Record year: Dickinson Public Schools breaks ’80s boom peak for student enrollment

August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

At around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, only hours before the new school year began, another family stopped by the Dickinson Public Schools administrative office to register a student.
It was no surprise to Assistant Superintendent Vince Reep: students have be…continue reading on

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

Better Know Your Leaders: Douglas Sullivan

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Name: Douglas Sullivan
Hometown: Dickinson
Position in the city: Dickinson Public Schools Superintendent
For how long? 5 years
When did you first move to Dickinson? 2009
What is the biggest challenge leading a growing school district?
The unpre…continue reading on

Sullivan: Check out Dickinson’s School District Profile

December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Every year the Dickinson Public School District, in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, provides an annual progress report on student achievement called the School District Profile.
This profile is now available for y…continue reading on

Sullivan: Supplemental educational services can help students

October 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

This summer, as required through the No Child Left Behind Act, the district distributed a letter to parents indicating that Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) had not been achieved. Continue Reading

Sullivan: Dickinson schools growing fast

August 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The new school year began on Aug. 21 and I would like to welcome all students and parents to the new school year. Continue Reading

Sullivan: DPS has strategies for increasing enrollment

March 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

At the conclusion of the 2008-2009 school year, the enrollment report indicated there were 2,471 students enrolled in grades K-12. The enrollment report for March of this school year indicates there are 2,851 students enrolled in grades K-12. Continue Reading

School year approaching fast

July 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The summer is moving quickly in the Central Administration Office and the beginning of the 2012-13 school year is rapidly approaching. Continue Reading

All about the Benjamins: A look at what Dickinson public sector employees are earning

April 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

How much do people earn? Some might covertly earmark the question as a conversation starter, which can be fueled by casual dinner conversation, subtle water cooler gossip or any other number of social communication phenomena. Continue Reading

Some southwest ND schools, including Halliday, state unhappy bar keeps getting raised with test

February 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota education officials are worried a test mandated through the No Child Left Behind Act is hurting North Dakota schools. In response, the Department of Public Instruction is expected to apply for a waiver from that portion of the law in September, officials said Monday. Continue Reading