Archive for November, 2007

281 Teacher Health Care Crisis?

November 22, 2007

From SpeedGibson blog:

Our local news, cable Channel 12, is reporting a health care “crisis” in Independent School District 281, the Robbinsdale district that saw its operating levy referendum fail earlier this month. One teacher said his premium is rising by $600 per month. If true, I’d agree this is at least a personal crisis, especially since the collective bargaining agreement is already done and ratified for this period.

My first thought is that this was the TV equivalent of a typo, that they meant $600 per year, not per month. But the interviews with teachers seemed to confirm this. One said she will effectively have a negative check at the end of this month. The general mood is that many teachers will have to move to another district.



Robbinsdale Cooper High School: 11/13/07 Yellow Alert Lockdown

November 17, 2007

At least two fights broke out during diversity cafeteria seating at Cooper High School caused a yellow alert lockdown Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 13-14. Students were asked to sit with new people, when 2 fights and 2 verbal arguments broke out. We’ll post details when they are given by the school, district or media.

4-Year Old Boy Left On Robbinsdale School Bus For 2 Hours

November 16, 2007

From the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

A 4-year-old boy who was supposed to be dropped off at a YMCA day care Thursday was accidentally left on a school bus for more than two hours before he was discovered.