St. Cloud Schools

St. Cloud Schools Sets Its Calendar With Religion In Mind
St. Cloud Schools Sets Its Calendar With Religion In Mind
St. Cloud Schools Sets Its Calendar With Religion In Mind
St. Cloud School District 742 considers numerous religions and religious holidays when setting its school calendar. That according to St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam. Muslim students recently celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday April 10. St. Cloud schools did not have school that day in observance.
What No Snow Days Means For St. Cloud Schools
What No Snow Days Means For St. Cloud Schools
What No Snow Days Means For St. Cloud Schools
The warmer than normal winter has led to little to no school late starts or closings. St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam joined me on WJON this week. Putnam says the lack of snow days does not affect their school schedule.
St. Cloud Schools Anticipating Wage Increases For Staff
St. Cloud Schools Anticipating Wage Increases For Staff
St. Cloud Schools Anticipating Wage Increases For Staff
Wages are going up for staff in St. Cloud School District 742. St. Cloud Schools Superintendent Laurie Putnam joined me on WJON. She says they currently have tentative agreements with 3 bargaining groups which includes the unions representing sign language interpreters, paraeducators, and Licensed Practical Nurses.
HVAC Work Happening At St. Cloud Elementary Schools
HVAC Work Happening At St. Cloud Elementary Schools
HVAC Work Happening At St. Cloud Elementary Schools
Maintenance work is underway on some St. Cloud area elementary schools. St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam joined me on WJON. She indicated that Oak Hill and Discovery Elementary Schools are undergoing HVAC work and this will continue for the next month.
Fights are Down at St. Cloud Schools This School Year
Fights are Down at St. Cloud Schools This School Year
Fights are Down at St. Cloud Schools This School Year
Fights are down in St. Cloud area schools this school year. That according to St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam. Putnam attributes the decrease in fights, assaults and safety related behaviors on many things including a clear line of what is tolerated within the school district, some clear instruction about behavior, and assistance from mental health instructors on staff.
St. Cloud School District 742 Expects to be Fully Staffed by the Fall
St. Cloud School District 742 Expects to be Fully Staffed by the Fall
St. Cloud School District 742 Expects to be Fully Staffed by the Fall
A worker shortage has impacted so many industries and that includes schools.  St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam joined me on WJON.  She says: "We expect to be fully staffed by the time our school year begins." Putnam says they've made great progress in hiring para professionals which is where they saw a significant shortage last year.  She say...
Safety is the Top Concern for St. Cloud School District Families
Safety is the Top Concern for St. Cloud School District Families
Safety is the Top Concern for St. Cloud School District Families
St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam has been in her new role for almost a month. She joined me on WJON today. Putnam says she's been reaching out to School District staff and families to identify the top concerns they have. She says every parent wants their child to be successful and safe.

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