Sunday, July 1, 2012
Taking a look back at the news of the week in Woodbury.
In case you missed some of the week’s top stories, here’s a recap. Simon Says: Woodbury’s Stoplights Could Be Timed Better Pizza delivery driver Jordan Simon, a Woodbury grad and student at UW-Stout, has plenty of opinions regarding the city’s traffic flow. Lots of discussion on this piece. Worker Injured in Construction Accident at Liberty Ridge Expansion Site Part of a roof at the expansion site for Liberty Ridge Elementary fell in on two construction workers, sending one man to the hospital. He has since been released, and District 833 officials were looking into the matter. Say it Ain’t So! No Dogs at the Woodbury Farmers Market This opinion piece about dogs at the Woodbury Farmers Market generated some conversation. Battling Beetles …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Recapping the latest posts from Woodbury Patch bloggers.
What’s the word from your neighbors in Woodbury? Here are this week’s blog posts—tackling everything from Obamacare to your best bets for enjoying the summer. If you're interested in joining our Local Voices roll, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For Such a Time Celebration of Community offered a look back on Mark Porter's 32 years with South Washington County and a look ahead at what's to come for all of us who live by the 3 Ps. (Vicki Strong) The Key to Surviving Those Awkward Grad Party Moments We All Love 'Tis grad party season—awkward walks up the driveway, stares from the family, and the notorious display boards bragging about the grad. But how do you survive when you barely know the grad at all? (Brittney Harvin) Get Outside! It's …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The outgoing superintendent is heading to a Florida Keys district, accoring to keysnet.com.
Outgoing District 833 Superintendent Mark Porter will be the new head of schools in a Florida school district, according to a report. The advertised start date is Aug. 1, with a salary of between $125,000 and $150,000, according to the story on keysnet.com. The South Washington County School Board last December opted not to renew Porter’s contract. He had spent 32 years in the district. The board has selected Dr. Keith Jacobus to take over; he starts July 2. Porter beat out three three other candidates for the job in a 4-1 vote by the Monroe County School Board, the keysnet.com report says. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
An event for the outgoing superintendent is set for Thursday at the Prom Center.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The outgoing superintendent only agreed to the celebration if it was also a fundraiser for a nonprofit that supports at-risk youth.
Superintendent Mark Porter has spent 32 years in District 833. And folks wanted to recognize him for his service. “We told him, you really need to give the community an opportunity to say thanks—and that’s just not Mark’s style,” said Vicki Strong, one of several residents heading up the event. The only way Porter would agree to an event was if it could also function as a fundraiser for Berean Missional Church/Harvest Academy, which works with at-risk youth on the eastside of St. Paul. “This could be a pretty good collaboration,” Porter said, adding that he and his wife Jane have been involved with the nonprofit for the past seven or eight years. A “Celebration of Community” in honor of Porter is set for 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The South Washington County School Board has replaced Superintendent Mark Porter, who spent 32 years with the district.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
“I couldn’t be more pleased. I am so excited to join the district,” Jacobus said in a statement.
District 833 has a new superintendent. Dr. Keith Jacobus will soon take over the district’s top administrative job following Wednesday’s vote by the South Washington County School Board. “We were pleased to have two very excellent candidates for the position of superintendent,” board chair Leslee Boyd said in a release from the district. “Of our decision, Dr. Jacobus clearly has the skills and leadership abilities that inspire people to want to do their best. His diverse background and, specifically experience with Alternative Learning Centers, and the creative approach he has in working with kids are just a few of the attributes that led to his selection as superintendent for our schools.” Jacobus will replace Superintendent Mark Porter, …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The opinion was handed down regarding the evaluation of outgoing Superintendent Mark Porter.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Interviews are set for Saturday, May 5, beginning at 8 a.m.
District 833 on Tuesday announced the slate of candidates for its new superintendent. There are eight people vying for the top administrative job in South Washington County Schools as the district looks to replace outgoing Superintendent Mark Porter. Check out more information about the upcoming search process. Related: District 833 Closing in on New Superintendent According to a release from District 833, the candidates are: Dennis Dearden is currently superintendent for the Casa Grande Union High School District in Casa Grande, Ariz. He was also a superintendent for the Marana Unified School District in Marana, Ariz., and assistant superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, Virgina. Dearden has been the …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Several upcoming meetings will be held as South Washington Schools looks for a replacement for Mark Porter.
District 833 officials on Tuesday will hear from a slate of candidates as the district looks to find a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Mark Porter. The South Washington County School Board will meet for a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the District Service Center in Cottage Grove to hear the slate of superintendent candidates culled from the search committee, School Exec Connect, according to a release from District 833. The board will also hold a special meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the service center in Cottage Grove to conduct first-round interviews of superintendent candidates. Interviews will take place at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. …