Board of Education members select superintendent candidate finalists

The Board of Education members named four finalists April 13 for superintendent of schools. Read more.

Blazing Cats featured on 'Land of 10,000 Stories'

As the Blazing Cats adapted floor hockey team faced off in the state championships March 17-18, their most enthusiastic supporters were on the sidelines. See the KARE 11 story that helped the cheerleaders blaze a path into the hearts of Minnesotans on Boyd Huppert's "Land of 10,000 Stories."

Superintendent application window opens

Ray & Associates, the district’s search firm, has opened the window for applications for superintendent of Lakeville Area Public Schools. Read more.

Learning from heroes

Eastview Elementary students dressed like their favorite heroes Feb. 10. Read more

Spiking diabetes

Lakeville South High School volleyball player Karly Lewis is working to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes through research and fundraising. Read more

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Lakeville South band earns recognition touring the Rockies

Lakeville South High School’s band program has earned top honors, including the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall at a future date.   The recognition came as part of the band’s trip to Colorado April 4-9.    Four performing groups from LSHS (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble) with a total of … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Public Schools announces 2017 Friends of Education award winners

Six individuals will be recognized in May with Lakeville Area Public Schools highest awards.   Each year Lakeville Area Public Schools present Friends of Education Awards to honor outstanding individual contributions to Lakeville Area Public Schools. The awards recognize people whose service has been ongoing in one of the following categories: Volunteer Service, Business/Community Partnerships, … Continue reading

Lakeville high schools among top 20 in state: Report

Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools rank among the top 20 in Minnesota and among the top 750 in the nation, according to a new report.   Lakeville North ranked No. 12 in Minnesota and Lakeville South ranked No. 17, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best High Schools rankings released April … Continue reading

Adjustment to superintendent interviews

Lakeville Area Public Schools is making changes to its schedule for superintendent interviews after one candidate withdrew.   Roger Rindo has withdrawn his name from the selection process. Interviews with the parent and community group will begin at 8:15 a.m. April 21 at Eastview Elementary, but there will be a two-hour gap between the first … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Public Schools Board of Education members select finalists for superintendent role

The Lakeville Area Public Schools Board of Education members have selected four finalists for superintendent of schools.   The four finalists include: Michael Baumann, executive director of Business Services, Lakeville Area Public Schools Jeffrey Holmberg, Ed.S., assistant superintendent, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Roger Rindo, Ed.D., superintendent, Oconomowoc (Wisconsin) Area School District Ann Schultz, Ph.D., superintendent, … Continue reading

Important information on law requiring MCA scores be used for course placement

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) scores soon will be used in determining course placement at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. A student’s MCA score could potentially save them significant money by demonstrating that they do not need to take non-credit bearing developmental courses. Read full announcement and share this information with staff so they are aware of … Continue reading

Coalition to hold forum on distracted driving April 27

Distracted driving is a national epidemic: More than 3,000 people die and over 400,000 are injured each year as a result of motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving. In Minnesota, distracted or inattentive driving is a factor in one out of four crashes, resulting in 70 deaths and 350 injuries each year, according to the … Continue reading

Board of Education update

Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Board of Education has approved a new health insurance provider for the district. Starting July 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield will be the district’s provider for a two-year period after being identified through a request for proposals.   The board members also approved two new policies: Teacher code of ethics and … Continue reading


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Independent School District 194, the Lakeville Area Public Schools, is an award winning school system located in the South Metro of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota. The District serves approximately 10,800 students in Dakota County and Scott County, and covers 86 square miles, including most of Lakeville, parts of Burnsville and Elko New Market, and portions of Eureka, Credit River and New Market Townships. There are eight elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8) and two high schools (9-12), an Area Learning Center and two Community Education facilities

Lakeville Area Public Schools consistently earns high levels of proficiency in Reading and Mathematics accountability testing. Student performance outpaces the State averages and is competitive with other high-achieving metropolitan districts.

Our Mission: Lakeville Area Public Schools is a partnership of students, families, staff and community committed to excellence and life long learning.

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