Monday, February 03, 2014

4-day week meetings

For? Against? Unsure?

Here's a few chances you can give feedback to the B-B-E school administration regarding a possible application to the Minnesota Department of Education that could extend our use of a 4-day model for another three years.

Currently, B-B-E is in the third year of utilizing what is called by MDE a "Flexible Learning Year program".

Here's the upcoming community/public meetings:
  • Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00pm at the high school
  • Monday, February 10 at 7:00pm at the elementary school
  • Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00pm at the high school

A special meeting of the B-B-E school board is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30pm at the high school to make a final decision on re-applying for the 4-day model.

I honestly haven't heard any level of push or chatter around the community to revert back to the 5-day model. That doesn't mean we will for sure stay with the 4-day model, as the school board will make that final decision. I'd guess around a dozen individuals around B-B-E have asked me what the status of this is in the last 2-3 weeks. Now you've all got an answer.

It's possible that B-B-E could re-apply for a three-year extension with MDE denying it. I'd be truly shocked and visibly upset if they tried overruling our local decision-making on the issue.

**By the way!! Don't miss out on these two upcoming events:
The B-B-E Dazzlers host an exciting 9-team dance competition tonight, Monday, starting at 7:00pm at the elementary school.

The B-B-E Robotics team hosts their 2nd annual Fish Fry and Silent Auction fundraiser tomorrow, Tuesday, February 4 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the Belgrade V.F.W.

Below is a recent list of items on the silent auction:
Chanhassen Dinner Theater - Dinner and Show for two
Grand Casino, Mille Lacs - Hotel & Buffet for two
Prairie Edge Casino, Granite Falls - Hotel &$25 food certificate
Seven Klans Casino, Thief River Falls - Hotel & 6 Waterpark passes
Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen - Jacket
Tennessee Roadhouse - $10 gift certificate
Waterpark of America - 2 all day general admission tickets
Minnesota Twins - Tony Oliva signed Jaeger Print #2
Mikki's - $25 car wash certificate
To Be Determined - one month gym membership & t-shirt
Central Minnesota Credit Union - camping package
A robot-themed blanket
Thank you in advance for your support of the many fine programs we offer at B-B-E!

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