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

Audiology Month Banner w/ Image of Instructor
October Is National Audiology Awareness Month
The American Academy of Audiology is dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing public awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing protection. At SCRED, we share an educational audiologist, Sarah Schraufnagel, with the Rum River Special Education Cooperative. Sarah teams with our Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, medical providers, district staff, families, and students themselves to ensure our students' unique hearing needs are met. Please join us in recognizing her contributions this month!

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October is National Physical Therapy Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. We are grateful to have such a skilled PT on staff here at SCRED, Caitie Schmidt, who serves all six of our member districts. Her dedication and creativity in meeting the needs of all learners doesn't go unnoticed! Please join us in recognizing her this month. #ChoosePT

Legislators, speakers, and award recipients

SCRED 27th Annual Legislative Forum, October 1st, 2019

The St. Croix River Education District hosted its 27th annual Legislative Forum at The Spare Room in Rush City on Tuesday, October 1st.
This event provides school district administrators, board members and other educational partners an opportunity to share their stories of celebration and challenge with local legislators.
A special thank you to Senator Jason Rarick, Representative Anne Neu, and Rommel Lee from Senator Amy Klobuchar's office for participating in the event this year. We were also grateful to have Brad Lundell, Executive Director of Schools for Equity in Education, as our speaker and moderator of the legislative panel once again.
A number of awards were presented to honor individuals who have demonstrated exceptional efforts in support of public education:

  • Advocate for Education Award: Scott Tryon, Rush City and SCRED Governing Board Member
  • Ambassadors in Education: The Chisago County Board of Commissioners
  • Innovation in Education: from Pine County: Terry Fawcett, Director of Probation; Becky Foss, Director of Health and Human Services; Reese Frederickson, County Attorney; Sydney Silko, Assistant County Attorney; Honorable Judge Heather Wynn

Let's continue to tell our stories as we gear up for another legislative session.
Our children are counting on us!

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The Dash for disABILITIES Fun Run/Walk 2020 will be held
on Saturday, February 29th at Jacobson Elementary, Rush City, MN
Watch for more details!

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