Three of the six Osseo School Board seats will be up for election on November 4, 2014.

The filing period begins Tuesday, July 29 and runs through Tuesday, August 12. During the filing period, district residents who are interested in running for school board can file affidavits of candidacy in the superintendent’s office during regular office hours, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. On the final day, August 12, the office will remain open to receive affidavits of candidacy until 5 pm. The superintendent’s office is located in the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Avenue North, Maple Grove.

The filing fee for school board seats is $2. A candidate must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for 30 days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or general election.

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FreedomSchoolFreedom School is a new summer program offered at Brooklyn Junior High and North View High this year. It is a six-week program designed to help kids learn to love reading through a multicultural curriculum, to promote a sense of self worth and eliminate the summer slide. Each morning opens with a “Harambee” session including motivational dances and chants celebrating each participant’s individual value.

Freedom School focuses on five essential components: high quality academic enrichment; parent and family involvement; civic engagement and social action; intergenerational leadership development; and nutrition, health and mental health.

Read more about our Freedom Schools in the Star Tribune.

-Published July 8, 2014