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Ed Graff's tenure with the district, which included a controversial redesign and a disruptive teachers strike, ends Thursday.
The Minneapolis school year went into overtime this week, the first of two extra weeks to make up for time lost during the teacher's strike this spring. It was also a time of outdoor fun to ease the pain of a postponed summer break.
The board faced a $27 million deficit after enrollment declines and the new teacher contract that settled a three-week strike.
At the start of their two-week extension, 14 schools in the city will have online classes on Tuesday.
Bakken was a passionate photographer, a fan of puns and a doting grandfather.
Their high school careers have been affected by the pandemic, a racial reckoning and the teachers strike.
The district says students are required to attend until June 24, but principals can approve student absences if they have conflicts.
The provision goes into effect next spring.
Catina Neal Taylor was elected president of the education support professionals chapter.
Enrollment in classes has soared since Kara Noble took over the program last fall.