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At left, security at Rocky Branch Elementary is improved by a new entrance built over the summer. When visitors come in, they will be directed into the office before they will be allowed into the school. At right, changes to River Falls High School include the addition of a new set of doors. These new doors will enhance security by moving visitors through the office before they have access to the school. Jillian Dexheimer photos

New school year means changes

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As students around the district enjoy the last few days of summer vacation, teachers and staff are busy making preparations for the 2012-13 school year.


District wide

School start times have been moved 15 minutes later. After a comprehensive study and survey given to parents, teachers and staff, the school board made the decision to move start times back 15 minutes. See individual schools for start and end times.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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