Waconia School Board

In contrast to the storms outside, a calm discussion regarding Waconia Public Schools facilities occurred inside the Education Service Center during a special Waconia School Board meeting on Monday, June 16. At the meeting, the board detailed a plan to address the district’s ever-increasing enrollment and the resulting strain that growth has put on district [...]

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The possibility of a Waconia Public Schools land/building referendum being part of the general election this November will be discussed by the Waconia School Board during a special meeting focusing on facility needs that will be held at the Education Service Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 16. In a series of work sessions [...]

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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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