Laurie Putnam

St. Cloud Schools Planning Maintenance Projects This Summer
St. Cloud Schools Planning Maintenance Projects This Summer
St. Cloud Schools Planning Maintenance Projects This Summer
St. Cloud School District 742 is planning numerous buildings and grounds projects this summer. St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam joined me on WJON this week. Putnam says they are continuing their multi-year HVAC and roofing project at Apollo with the expectation that it will be completed this summer.
St. Cloud Schools Sets Its Calendar With Religion In Mind
St. Cloud Schools Sets Its Calendar With Religion In Mind
St. Cloud Schools Sets Its Calendar With Religion In Mind
St. Cloud School District 742 considers numerous religions and religious holidays when setting its school calendar. That according to St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam. Muslim students recently celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday April 10. St. Cloud schools did not have school that day in observance.
How Per Pupil State Funding Affects St. Cloud Schools
How Per Pupil State Funding Affects St. Cloud Schools
How Per Pupil State Funding Affects St. Cloud Schools
Public schools in Minnesota are dependent on state funding. St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam joined me on WJON. She says the current base formula is $7,138 per student. Putnam says they also get different pockets of compensatory money from the State depending on the amount of students who qualify.
St. Cloud Schools Anticipating Wage Increases For Staff
St. Cloud Schools Anticipating Wage Increases For Staff
St. Cloud Schools Anticipating Wage Increases For Staff
Wages are going up for staff in St. Cloud School District 742. St. Cloud Schools Superintendent Laurie Putnam joined me on WJON. She says they currently have tentative agreements with 3 bargaining groups which includes the unions representing sign language interpreters, paraeducators, and Licensed Practical Nurses.
HVAC Work Happening At St. Cloud Elementary Schools
HVAC Work Happening At St. Cloud Elementary Schools
HVAC Work Happening At St. Cloud Elementary Schools
Maintenance work is underway on some St. Cloud area elementary schools. St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam joined me on WJON. She indicated that Oak Hill and Discovery Elementary Schools are undergoing HVAC work and this will continue for the next month.
St. Cloud School Staff and Students Receive Awards
St. Cloud School Staff and Students Receive Awards
St. Cloud School Staff and Students Receive Awards
St. Cloud School District 742 have staff and students who have received awards recently. I talked with St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam on WJON to talk about upcoming graduation plans and she highlighted some achievements from both staff and students.
St. Cloud Schools Seeing Uptick in Sick Kids, Staff
St. Cloud Schools Seeing Uptick in Sick Kids, Staff
St. Cloud Schools Seeing Uptick in Sick Kids, Staff
Illnesses are making their way through Central Minnesota. St. Cloud School Superintendent Laurie Putnam joined me on WJON. She indicates the illnesses appear to be a combination of RSV, flu, COVID and the common cold. Putnam explained they are seeing higher numbers of sick students and staff lately.

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