Superintendent search has begun
With the impending retirement of Superintendent Linda Madsen coming this summer, the Forest Lake Area School Board has begun its search for a new superintendent. The process will begin with presentations by four search firms occurring this month - two of which will present to the school board on Jan. 12 and two on Jan. 14. Click here
to see updated information on the superintendent search process.
Kindergarten registration starting now
The district's annual Kindergarten Round-Up will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 7, but families interested in registering their students are able to do so right now. Anyone interested in enrolling their child in our Spanish Immersion program may also want to get a head start to ensure placement in the school of their choice. More information on kindergarten registration is available here
School board election results
Incumbents Rob Rapheal, Gail Theisen and Julie Corcoran won re-election on Nov. 8 to the Forest Lake Area School Board, and newcomer Jeff Peterson won the open seat currently held by Dan Kieger. Theisen was the top vote-getter with 10,538 votes, followed by Corcoran (9,896), Peterson (9,540) and Rapheal (8,435). The final, but unofficial, election results are available by clicking here
Forest Lake schools taxpayers save $9 million on renovations
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported in its Oct. 17 print and online editions about the $9 million that will be saved by local school district taxpayers due to favorable interest rates associated with the school bond project, which was approved by voters in November of 2015. The favorable interest rates are due, in part, to the school district's high credit rating. Click here
to see the online version of the article.
Strengthening a positive climate for learning
In a continuing effort to prevent bullying and quickly deal with any bullying that occurs, Forest Lake Area Schools has launched a new district-wide procedure for identifying and reporting bullying behavior. If families believe that their child, or a student they know, is being bullied, they are asked to fill out this Bullying Reporting Form.
The form can be filled out online, but must be printed and signed before it is turned in at any school office in the district. Paper copies of the form are also available at each school building and the Community Education office. Those seeking more information about bullying prevention in Forest Lake Area Schools can click here
to visit the bullying resource page.