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Houston School Board Selects
New Superintendent

At a special board meeting on April 15, the Houston Public Schools
School Board voted to select Mary Morem, Principal, Triton Public
Schools as the district’s new superintendent.

“The consensus was that Mary has the qualifications and skills to
move the school district forward. We feel she will come into the
position with an open mind, ready to listen, and committed to leading
the District forward, and we are excited to work with her,” said Tom
Stilin, Board Chair.


The School Board will commence contract negotiations immediately,
and a contract is expected to be approved by the School Board at an
April 22 special school board meeting. 


The pending start date for the new superintendent will be July 1, 2020. 

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Hybrid Model Status: We are back!

This tool will indicate when the current learning model might need
to change.
Green indicates no change; yellow indicates a change
might be needed; red indicates a change will be made. The lights will
remain red as long as we are in Distance Learning.

Following the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) guidance, Houston Public Schools
will take into account not only the county-level case data when determining learning
models, but also the number of confirmed cases, quarantines, and close contacts in
our school community, each school building within our district, and other data such
as individuals with influenza-like illness. This is what MDE is calling the “scalpel approach.”
This approach allows school districts and charter schools within the same county to have
different learning models. This scalpel approach is why some school districts that have
high county-level case data are still operating in an in-person or hybrid learning model.
Houston Public Schools will make decisions on the learning model based on all these
data points, keeping the education and safety of our students at the forefront of all

Important Announcement Regarding FREE Meals

Due to a waiver extension by the USDA, Houston Public Schools finally
received notification that we are able to offer meals (breakfast and lunch)
FREE of charge to ALL our students, whether or not they qualify for free-
or reduced-priced meals. This waiver only goes through June 30,2021,
but is retroactive to the first day of school. The waiver does not apply to the
snack milk program at Houston Elementary and Preschools.

It is still extremely important that families complete the Application for
Educational Benefits now or before the December 15, 2020 deadline. Our
school and students benefit from the funding we receive.


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Houston Public School District ranked one of the Best School Districts in America

Houston Public School District has been ranked one of the best school districts in America.  Our district is ranked #362 nationwide and #15 in the state of Minnesota. The article below from explains the factors used in this ranking.

"Ensuring that their children receive a good education is something few American parents are willing to compromise on. Since most cannot afford private schooling, families strive to place their kids in the best public school districts that their financial situation will allow.

While the debate over the importance and degree of funding necessary in delivering an excellent education has gone on for decades, nearly all experts agree that money is important. The schools that perform the best have plenty of it, and those that don’t typically under-perform in key areas. Revenue taken in by school districts is used to keep resources and curriculums up to date and allow schools to hire the best teachers available as faculty. There’s really no substitute for good funding.

Obviously another key factor in judging the value of a school district is the student body’s overall performance in math and reading tests. Enrolling your child in a school where students perform well on tests and get good grades will increase his or her own achievement through osmosis. Children and teenagers are highly influenced by their peer groups and competition between students to achieve top marks can be a very good thing.

Two intertwined criteria that also play an important role in a school district’s overall quality are dropout rate and poverty rate. Nobody wants their child to drop out of high school as it has been demonstrated that high school dropouts earn 200,000 less on average over their lifetimes than those who received a high school diploma. A school with a high dropout rate is not a place parents want to send their children.

Unfortunately, dropout rate is often linked to the level of poverty experienced by students in a given school district. Even if a school receives in a decent amount of funding, students can still struggle with test scores and grades if they experience a significant amount of poverty in their lives. While schools may provide adequate textbooks and other learning materials, poorer students are often deprived of basic needs such as proper nutrition and domestic stability that are essential to fostering positive academic performance. That is why poverty rate is also a determining factor in our ranking." [source:]

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