Randy Bergquist, Osakis Public Schools superintendent
Educational financing in Minnesota is very complicated. Every December, the Minnesota House of Representatives Fiscal Analysis Department publicizes an 82 page document titled "Financing Education In Minnesota." This large document breaks the following topics into specific categories and summarizes each one of them: General Education Program Revenue, K-12 Categorical Programs, Family and Early Childhood Categorical Programs, Property Taxes, and Finances.
I am often asked, as the school year ends, what I will do with all the time off in the summer.
Osakis High School students are given the opportunity to start their college careers early because we offer College in the High School (CIHS) classes. Altogether, students can earn up to 60 college credits while still in high school without ever leaving OHS. They earn these credits through several colleges, among them the University of Minnesota, M State Fergus Falls, and Alexandria Technical and Community College. To qualify for CIHS, students must have a 3.0 GPA (for U of M classes) or pass the Accuplacer test.
Osakis Public Schools is proud of its students, staff and community, and only want what is best for all educational stakeholders. The Osakis School Board has adopted a strategic plan, which includes a mission statement and five goal areas. The mission statement is: To engage and support all students in building a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and character. To help achieve the mission statement, the following goal areas have been adopted. The strategic plan is a "roadmap" of what Osakis Public Schools will work to accomplish in the years to come.