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Independent School District 191A 1976 Burnsville Current photo of a School Board meeting.
River Ridge Education CenterRiver Ridge Education Center, School District 191 located at 100 River Ridge Court.
16 teachers prepare to retire 2016The Savage Pacer June 13, 2016 interview a number of the 16 long time school district teachers who retired in 2016.
Included were: Leanne Banks, Mark Challgren, Mary Hatrick, Jean Jaeger, Linda Lange, Roely Lawrence, Mark Mraz, Charlene Ostendorf,
and Jane Wegleitner. Mentioned, but not interviewed were - Marilee McLaughlin, Beth Wsterhouse, Lynn Pauly, Terry Walters, Diane Miller and Pam Hauer. (4 pages).
District 191 Health Services 2017 -2018District 191 brochure outlining the Health Services provided in each of the schools.
Superintendent bullish on the state of District 191May 20, 2022 Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News

Theresa Battle's update on the school year.
District 191 students future ready - 2022Burnsville Community Guide 2022 - published by Sun/Thisweek News profiles School District 191 and other districts in the area.
1939 Dakota County One Room SchoolsAugust 18,1939 Dakota County Tribune

List of 1 room school teachers - Burnsville being Districts 15, 16, 94 and Eagan 104.
Cable's Secretarial College1942 ad appearing in the Lakeville High School yearbook for business school option.
Rasmussen School1942 ad appearing in the Lakeville High School yearbook.
Business school education option for graduates.
1957 Independent School District 191 School BoardFront row - Rose Kyllo, Eleanor Caspersen, Dorothy Studer
Back row- Joseph Adelman, Herbert Lundberg, Pat Connelly, James Kelleher and John Metcalf.
Over 1000 students expected, 1960 school yearThe Minnesota Valley Review reports that there will be some changes made this fall as youngsters living in Savage, Burnsville, Glendale and Eagan wend their way back to school.

For one thing there will be a lot more students, some 1000 in all, when the school doors open September 6.
Burnsville High School District plans for growthFebruary 25, 1960 Dakota County Tribune

A long-range plan which predicts a population of 40,000 by 1980 calls for up to nine pubic elementary school units in the next 12 years....
School District 191 facts year 1963Information about the School District prepared prior to a September 1964 vote.
Burnsville Cheerleaders1964 Newspaper clipping of Burnsville's Cheerleaders.
District schools open September 2 with 7,034 students 1969August 28, 1969 Dakota County Tribune reports that September 2, 1969 is the first day of school and School District 191 expects 7034 students to attend ten different schools including Rahn Elementary in Eagan, opening this year.
Burnsville teachers strike 1972November 9, 1972 ad -

What is it like to be a Burnsville teacher today?
Weekly school lunch menu 1978Each week the community newspaper published the school lunch menu for the following week. Since Burnsville was served by multiple school districts, both Burnsville and Rosemount are listed.
Independent School District 191 Board of Education 1981 - 1982The 1981 - 1982 Independent School District's Annual Report to the Community includes photos of Board of Education members:

Daniel Cybyske (chair), Frances Potts (clerk), Gladys Scheunemann (treasurer) and directors Robert Alpers, Richard Bonin, John Coskran and Phyllis Evans.
First Day of School 20172017 First Day of School, random photos compliments of School District 191.
Diamondhead Education Center The Diamondhead Education Center off Burnsville Parkway 2019.
2011 - 2012 City of Burnsville Residents GuidePage 19 of the Guide addresses: Burnsville being served by three school districts - and a listing of the schools.
District 191 teachers get their own police academy 2011April 25, 2011 St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that once a week Burnsville, Eagan and Savage teachers are playing students during a teachers academy effort by the Burnsville and Savage police....
Diamondhead Education Center2014 Diamondhead Education Center signage.
Braves - What's in a name?After many years of area students commuting to the various buildings to attend school, Burnsville senior high school became a reality in 1956. Until then our athletic teams have been called the "Black Dogs". With the move to the senior high our logo was changed to the "Braves".

Now, 21 years later, another change is seriously being considered. The controversy started when Kennedy H.S. featured the slogan "Burn the Braves" at their 1976 homecoming. Buttons featured an Indian burning at the stake.

Answering complaints, Kennedy argued that the word "Braves" naturally suggested savagery. Indeed, the dictionary describes a "brave" as "a North American Indian warrior".

Our logo support that image; warm-ups have a warrior on them and the letter jackets have a chief. The negative connotations not only anger Native American groups but feminist — as the chief/warrior logo excludes females. For these reasons, the local committee is discussing a change. It would take approximately 5 years to phase out the Braves name and be replaced. School colors, black and gold, would remain the same. But given the arguments, time and cost can't be considered.

(source: 1978 KOTA Yearbook)
Burnsville High SportsWorkout area at the newly expanded Burnsville High School. Photo compliments of School District 191.
Burnsville High School Theatre Guild The Music Man 2017 presentation at Burnsville High School. Photo compliments of School District 191.
Burnsville school bus 2017Burnsville Schools bus - 2017. Photo compliments of School District 191.
School District 191 Referendum vote Nov 7, 2017On November 7, 2017 residents in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will be asked to vote on two school funding requests - renewing an existing operating levy and increasing that operating levy. The increase in question 2 can only be approved if voters first approve the renewal in question 1. These are the Information pieces created by the School District to encourage a Yes vote. The materials were published in three languages: English, Spanish and Somali which are -- by far -- the top three languages most spoken by families from among the 80 or so languages they do speak.
Teachers receive Chromebooks 2017The School District reports April 25, 2017 that nearly 180 middle school teachers received Chromebooks as part of Vision One91 and the district's plan to increase classroom technology. All middle school students will receive the same devices before the start of school.
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