Tricounty News

Two local schools honored by state

Kimball Elementary has been named a Reward School for being among the top 15 percent of Title I schools in the state based on high performance on the MMR (Multiple Measurements Rating). The reward for this achievement is public recognition.

Eden Valley Elementary School has been named eligible to be a Celebration School for being in the 15 to 40 percent performers of Title I
schools in the state, again based on MMR. An application must be submitted to the state, and those selected will be announced in January. About 10 percent of applicants will receive the recognition as Celebration Schools.

“Title I” schools accept financial assistance based on high numbers of students from low-income families.

MMR is a new system of measuring school performance, now that Minnesota schools are waived from “No Child Left Behind” requirements.