At the regular meeting held April 19, the Alexandria School Board voted to award the contract for facility improvements at Discovery Middle School and the Early Education Center to the lowest bidder, Innovative Builders, a general contractor based in Alexandria. The Board has made a long-term goal to reduce reliance on leased space and move toward owning the facilities for all our programs. Since January, the district has been working with JLG Architects through the Schematic Design Phase on both additions while engaging in a community input process involving district advisory councils, community members, coaches, and youth/adult recreation user groups. Bids were very competitive coming in lower than cost estimates. Click on the headline to read the full press release.
Feedback from discussions with teachers, parents, and administration led administrators to recommend adjustments to three dates to provide consistency for family schedules and honor the legacy of national leaders. Click on the headline to read the full press release and revised dates.
At a special meeting held April 14, the Alexandria School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Jeff Patience to fulfill a vacancy on the Board created by the recent resignation of board clerk, Bob Cunniff. It is anticipated that Patience would be officially sworn in at the regular board meeting on May 17. Click on the headline above to read the full press release.
Two Alexandria Public Schools 6th grade student teams competed in the regional Math Masters virtual competition in March. A total of 19 teams from across Minnesota participated in the event. The competition included a fact drill round, three individual rounds and three team rounds. Both Alexandria Public Schools’ teams finished in the top 3 with several students taking individual honors. Click on the headline to read the full press release.
Tuesday, May 18
Elementary Schools - Cycle Day 5 - Grades K-5 full in-person
Discovery Middle School - Cycle Day 2 - Grade 6 in-person; Grades 7-8 Group B (L-Z) in-person; Group A (A-K) distance
AAHS - Group B (L-Z) in-person; Group A (A-K) distance