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Life @ 279

More than a job: Excellent opportunities, support and partnerships that help you thrive as a professional and an individual

ISD 279-Osseo Area Schools is a great place to work! Regardless of job title, every employee here helps students learn. Whether you’re a current employee or retiree looking for benefits information; a prospective employee doing research on your new professional home; or an aspiring educator looking for a student teaching assignment, you’ll find it all here.

Main Contact

Human Resources
763-391-7007
HR@district279.org

Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Employee Benefits

Osseo Area Schools provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical coverage, dental care, life insurance, long-term disability, flexible spending, retirement/pension, and our life assistance program.

 

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Grow Your Own

Osseo’s Grow Your Own alternative pathway provides an opportunity for staff whose contract has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the district. This is an alternative pathway while being employed in their current assignment and completing their student teaching practicum.

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Teachers of Color Mentorship

Learn more about our work to actively support educators of color in Osseo Area Schools via the Teachers of Color Mentor Program. 

 

 

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Employee Contracts

Osseo Area Schools works with employee groups to negotiate contracts every two years. Learn more and view current contracts for each group. 

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Continuing Ed / Relicensure

All you need to know about renewing your professional teaching license so you remain eligible for employment in the district. 

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Student Teaching

By student teaching in Osseo Area Schools, you’ll gain valuable experience for a career in education where you will help shape the next generation of learners and leaders. 

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diana bledsoe

Osseo Area Schools is a nice mid-size district in the sense that the opportunities are limitless. You’re not going to get stagnant. There’s opportunities to continue to grow and become better. And I think the district prioritizes innovation and professional development, so you have no choice but to grow.Diana Bledsoe, Principal,
North View Middle School
(Park Center Senior High Class of 1994)

 

 

40.6%
WHITE
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24.8%
BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN
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16.5%
ASIAN
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9.6%
HISPANIC OR LATINO

20,672 students

7.7%
TWO OR MORE RACES
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AMERICAN INDIAN
OR ALASKA NATIVE

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.048%
NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR
OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER

 

 

I retired from Honeywell at 55; I thought, 'I'm not ready for doing nothing.' So then I came to the school district. High school's a hard age for a lot of kids, so I'm somebody who asks how their day is, and it seems to be important. I'm just glad the district gave me the opportunity to be able to do this as the last job of my life. I think it's a really good fit for me.laura petersons, nutrition services assistant,
osseo senior high
(park center senior high class of 1977)

Laura Petersons holds a dog

Our District

We proudly serve students in the communities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers and Plymouth, as well as scholars from other communities who choose to open enroll in the district. 

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