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YES: Voters Supported and Approved Both Phase I (2022) and Phase II (2023) on Election Days

Thanks to you, we can ensure stability in our classrooms as well as assist in the growth of our communities. The passing of both phases of the referendum will bring benefits to students, families, staff and the community for years to come. Take a peek at all that we are able to do with the gracious gifts to learning, technology and safety in our schools.


Staff Spotlight: Basswood Elementary School’s Michael Ahrendt

Michael Ahrendt, or Mr. Michael to the students, has worked as a custodian at Basswood Elementary School for five years, but the impact he has on students goes far beyond the traditional job requirements.  

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Birch Grove Elementary principal Dr. Ronald Salazar wins Distinguished Alumni Award

Birch Grove School for the Arts principal Dr. Ronald Salazar recently received recognition for his outstanding work with a Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development, where Salazar received his doctoral degree in 2003.

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Deepen your learning at Osseo Area Schools, deadlines quickly approaching!

In schools across our district, your child will be engaged and challenged, encouraged to develop new interests, and supported intellectually, socially and emotionally. Our unique opportunities include: 

  • STEAM and health-focused learning through six different magnet schools. Note: Dec. 31, 2023 – priority application for the first magnet lottery is due.
  • Full time online learning through 279Online

Taking the first step in helping your child thrive and achieve their dreams by enrolling with Osseo Area Schools today. 

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Find Your Path

In Osseo Area Schools, scholars benefit from exceptional opportunities, support and partnerships that help them graduate with the confidence, courage and competence to make their dreams a reality. 

Dream. Explore. Discover. 


Building a Better Future, Phase II

Our community is being asked to reinvest in district schools to address critical school building needs. This is considered to be Building a Better Future, Phase II. In addition to addressing critical school building needs, Phase II also expands on efforts already made in Phase I and continues strategic plan work. Priorities include:

  • Secure learning environments with enhanced safety.
  • Spaces for math, science and career programs, specialized learning services and growing student populations. 
  • Access to similar learning experiences at all district schools, including program opportunities, class sizes and space functionality.

Visit for a list of proposed projects and Nov. 7 voting information.

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