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Osseo Area Schools announces opportunities for families and community members to gain leadership skills, give back to their community and help influence the future of the district. Join one of the district’s three advisory groups who are currently looking for volunteers. Applicants should demonstrate a collaborative and positive attitude while working with other committee members who bring diverse perspectives and be able to attend meetings throughout the school year.

The Fiscal Advisory team helps to shape the future for our students, families and community in Osseo Area Schools by providing community-based input and feedback on district financial matters. Members of this team have strong financial skills. Apply by Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m.

The Risk and Emergency Management Advisory Committee works to continuously improve the district’s Risk and Emergency Management Plan and is looking for applicants who have a high interest in school safety and ensuring a healthy environment for students and staff. Current committee members include staff, community partners, police officers and fire department representatives. Apply by Friday, Aug. 23 at 4:30 p.m.

The Student Wellness Advisory Committee (SWAC) members have an interest in health and wellness and provide meaningful input on the implementation, review and evaluation of the district’s wellness policy. Student Wellness Advisory Committee members commit to serving two-year terms. Apply by Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m.

 

math tutor with two studentsMinnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps are seeking more than 25 tutors to serve at several sites in Osseo Area Schools during the 2019-2020 school year.

Reading Corps and Math Corps tutors commit to serving either 35, 25 or 18 hours per week, working with students one-on-one or in small group settings. Tutors receive a stipend every two weeks and can earn up to an additional $4,200 for student loans or tuition, which can be gifted to a family member if the tutor is age 55 or older. Many tutors also qualify for free health insurance and child care assistance.

No previous tutoring experience is necessary; individuals selected as tutors will receive extensive training and ongoing coaching throughout the year.

Tutors are currently needed for the following elementary schools:

  • Basswood
  • Birch Grove
  • Crest View
  • Elm Creek
  • Fair Oaks
  • Fernbrook
  • Oak View
  • Palmer Lake
  • Park Brook

Tutors must be age 18 or older with a high school diploma or equivalent. Those interested in serving as tutors should visit readingandmath.net to view and apply to open positions or chat with a talent specialist.