Austin Public Schools to review testing, breakfast research

Published 9:29 am Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Austin Public Schools board will get a lot of results during its special session Monday.

The board will review the results from recently released student testing data, which may include benchmark testing and Multiple Measurement Rating data from last year’s Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment.

The board will also hear the finer details of the breakfast study done at Neveln Elementary School earlier this year. Hormel Foods Corp. representatives will break down more of the data collected by Hormel researchers on whether students face a protein deficiency due to a lack of breakfast or not eating the right kind of breakfast foods.

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Board members will also certify next year’s tax levy. The district can’t set levies like a city or county, but Austin schools will most likely accept about $6.8 million in levy funds next year, or about $225,000 less than the levy funding the district received this year.