Collaborate.  Innovate.  Advocate.

                                  Our Mission Statement

Through data-based decision making, meaningful collaboration, and implementation of innovative, evidence-based practices, the St. Croix River Education District will be a leader in maximizing outcomes for all learners.

The St. Croix River Education District (SCRED) serves the school districts of East Central, Chisago Lakes, Hinckley-Finlayson, North Branch, Pine City, and Rush City.  We also have three federal setting IV programs hosted in our member districts (SOAR, Pathway to Change, and Vision), as well as two transition programs (The Chisago County Schools' Life Work Center and The Pine County Transition Program).  In addition, we provide support to the TRIO Wolf Creek Charter School. 

We Are SCRED. Together We Are Stronger.

Guided by a strategic action plan developed with member district staff and administration, SCRED offers high-quality professional learning experiences and onsite support and consultation that promote collaboration and innovation in education while advocating for the unique learning needs of all students. 

SCRED Strategic Action Plan 2015-2020

Positive Happenings

                                        Holiday Happenings 2018

For the second year in a row, SCRED staff showed their generosity by 
participating in a Holiday Hope Bag Drive for Safe Haven Foster Shoppe.  This
non-profit organization provides essentials to children in foster care across the
districts we serve.  SCRED's very own Santa stopped by after visiting the 
students at Jacobson Elementary School to spread some additional holiday 
cheer!  We wish you all a very Happy New Year.

Holiday Hope 2018

                                 Curriculum Review Networking 

The Music and Art teachers from across our member districts came together to learn about the new MN Arts 
Standards on November 20th and November 27th.  This professional learning opportunity was hosted by SCRED and featured presentations by Wendy Barden and Jeremy Holien, courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Education's partnership with the Perpich Center for Arts Education.  The teachers were eager to dig in and apply their new learning during team action planning and networking time!

Music Teachers in meeting

Music Day Presenter 

SCRED Legislative Forum 2018

Yesterday evening, SCRED hosted the 26th Annual Legislative Forum at the Spare Room in Rush City, Minnesota. This year's event included a social, facilitated dinner discussions, an awards presentation, and a legislative panel. The event provides an opportunity for school administrators, board members and legislators/candidates to share the successes and discuss the challenges facing the local school districts.

A special thank you to those legislators and legislative candidates who participated in the event: Senator Tony Lourey, Representative Sondra Erickson, Candidate Tim Burkhardt, Representative Jason Rarick, Candidate Jeff Peterson, Representative Anne Neu, Candidate Renae Berg, Representative Brian Johnson, Representative from Senator Tina Smith's Office Hannah Alstead, and Candidate Joe Radinovich.

Legislative Panel

The "Advocate in Education" Award was presented to Kirby Ekstrom, North Branch School Board Member, for going above and beyond in his efforts to advocate for education legislatively. Brad Lundell and Deb Griffiths from Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) were given the "Ambassador of Education" Award for their tireless fight to ensure that all Minnesota children have equal access to a high quality education regardless of where they live and the property wealth of their local school district.

Advocate for Education Award: Kirby EkstromAmbassador in Education Award: Brad Lundell



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