Commissioner Ricker Celebrates Diversity and Community at Pelican Rapids Friendship Festival
Commissioner Ricker attended the International Friendship Festival in Pelican Rapids to celebrate their diverse community and learn more about what Pelican Rapids Public Schools is doing to successfully to meet the needs of students and how that's contributed to their high graduation rate.
Summer Food Programs
The Summer Food Service Program helps our families by providing free meals and snacks to Minnesota students from June to August. Check out how you can find free meals for you students during the summer months!
Summer learning activities keep kids learning!
On average, students can lose two months of reading and 2.6 months of math skills each summer. The Minnesota Department of Education is committed to supporting and encouraging schools, libraries and other community organizations to provide children and families more high-quality summer opportunities. Find resources on the Summer Learning webpage.
Governor Walz signs $20 billion education budget
Preschoolers at Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul witnessed Governor Tim Walz signing the $20 billion education budget on May 30, 2019. Read the Pioneer Press article to learn how the budget will help schools and students.