Waconia School Board

After spending months to develop a profile of the desired skills and characteristics of the next superintendent for Waconia Schools and conducting a nationwide recruitment of qualified candidates, members of the Waconia School Board are getting close to actually sitting down with the top candidates. An update on the superintendent search was made during the [...]

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One of the most familiar faces in Waconia Public Schools has announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year. Peter Gustafson, who has served as the district’s middle school principal for the past 20 years, revealed his plans in a letter that was discussed during the Waconia School Board meeting on [...]

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by Todd Moen WACONIA PATRIOT For a second consecutive year, Waconia Public Schools has received the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. The district’s Business Office was recognized for the achievement during the [...]

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What do parents in Waconia think about field trips? This question got to the heart of a discussion held by members of the Waconia School Board during their brief school board meeting held on Aug. 12. As it does before the start of every school year, the board reviewed a list of proposed field trips [...]

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With 86 years of experience between them, the quartet of Roxy Hilfers, Lois Jones, Monica Vierling-Hall and Marlene Wagner will surely be missed at their respective buildings at Waconia Public Schools next year. The four women are retiring at the end of this school year. They were honored by Superintendent Dr. Nancy Rajanen and the [...]

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An impressive slate of capital improvements — including roof replacement projects at Bayview Elementary and Waconia High School — are in store for Waconia Public Schools during the 2013-14 school year. The Waconia School Board approved the proposed 2013-14 Capital Budget during its meeting on Monday, April 8. The budget details money that is specifically [...]

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