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Enjoy a Well-Deserved 3-Day Weekend

During this time of the winter, we all look forward to a break. Considering how the challenges of COVID have added to the winter blues, this 3-day weekend is so welcome and extremely well-deserved.

A big thanks to all ONE10 staff for all you do to make ONE10 a great place. Your continued care and compassion for ONE10 kids is extremely appreciated. WE Are ONE10!!

School Board Recognition Week

Each February, MSBA sponsors Minnesota School Board Recognition Week to recognize school board members for their commitment to Minnesota’s public school students. The 2022 Minnesota School Board Recognition Week is scheduled for February 21-25, 2022.

As we have all observed, we are living through one of the most difficult times to be a school board member anywhere across the country.  We want to give a big thank you to our ONE10 school board members for all their hard work, dedication, and support over the past year.  It’s been difficult and the ONE10 community is thankful for all your work.  

Weekly ONE10 Positive COVID Cases Reported

The weekly trends from January until February 18th are as follows;  135, 165, 137, 70, 24, 19, 29.  We have experienced the following daily trend over the past 7 days;  10-(S, S, M), 10, 3, 3, 3.  Hopefully, we have seen the worst of Covid and there are better days ahead. Current Covid numbers. We will continue to monitor our numbers and keep staff and students safe. Thanks for all your work and support throughout this pandemic.

MN Legislative Session has begun….Feel Free to Advocate for Public Schools 

Each year MN legislators look at ways to support public schools.  This year, MN has a large surplus budget and this is a great time to ask for some funding issues to be resolved for all schools…especially how it may help ISD ONE10.  Feel free to advocate for changes that support our schools.  I realize that everyone may not be interested in politics but, just in case, here are some of the proposals and bills to watch.

Below are links that describe Governor Walz's School Finance Proposal based on the work of a nonpartisan MN School Finance Group that spent 3 years developing suggestions for improvements.  It is really laid out well to address much of what we have been asking for.  Hopefully, this can be a bipartisan bill where all legislators show their passion for education in MN. 

SEE THE PRESENTATION
READ THE GOVERNOR’S EDUCATION BUDGET PROPOSAL WITH BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS
READ THE GOVERNOR’S EDUCATION PROPOSAL BUDGET SUMMARY

Other bills to watch....

Hiring Process for HR Director and for New Superintendent

To keep you in the loop.  We are currently in the process of hiring a replacement for Sonya Sailer who finished her last day at ONE10 on 2/18/22.  We expect to have a candidate named by early March. The ONE10 School Board will be interviewing Superintendent Search Firms early in March. The selected search firm will be reaching out to the ONE10 students, staff, parents and community for input in March and will start to seek candidates.  The timeline of the interview process will be announced once the search firm is selected with the expectation of conducting interviews in April.  

Thanks to all that supported Polar Plunge this Year!!

This ISD ONE10 Community turned up BIG for Polar Plunge this year.  The Lake Waconia Plunge was a huge success.  Thanks to all that supported it by volunteering, plunging, cheering and donating.  Check out the pictures on the MN Polar Plunge website.   WE Are ONE10!!

Enjoy the Well-Deserved 3-Day Weekend!!!

WE Are ONE10!!

NOW HIRING:
Waconia Public Schools is currently seeking applicants for multiple positions. Use the link below to view open positions, and share with people you know.
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