Cobra Communications


As the summer months draw to a close, I’m eargerly anticipating the return of students to our school building. Our fall sports kick-off event on August 9th was a great success featuring an inspiring guest speaker. It’s truly rewarding to have speakers who reinforce the values that we instill here at Triton. We’re excited to have more guest speakers throughout the school year, as they play a vital role in promoting positive decision-making among our students.

Over the summer, an important change occurred with the City of Dodge Center’s commitment to supporting our School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. While we’ve had an SRO for many years, we are now fortunate to have a dedicated officer working full-time within our district. One of the significant advantages of this change is the opportunity for the SRO to build strong relationships with our students. This includes teaching the DARE program to our fifth graders, fostering positive connection between law enforcement and our students. Throughout my years at Triton, I have witnessed firsthand the positive outcomes that arise from these relationships.

The upcoming school year promises to bring various changes due to recent legislative updates. In my three decades of education, I can confidently say that this is the most extensive wave of new legislation affecting our schools that I have ever seen. Embracing change is essential when it benefits our students and enhances the learning environment. I’m optimistic that these changes will indeed have the desired impact on our students. At Triton, we are already implementing many best practices to support our students, and I believe these new initiatives will further elevate their educational experience.

Another significant change this year is the introduction of the MN-FSM (Minnesota Free School Meals) program. This program ensures that every student receives a free breakfast and lunch each school day.

It’s noteworthy that Minnesota is now the fourth state to adopt such a program. While the MN-FSM program covers regular meals, a la carte items will require separate payement as they have in the past. Additionally, if any wishes to purchase an extra meal, they will need to pay the adult price for that meal.

Please reach out to me with any questions that you may have regarding our school district. You can email me at or you can call me at 507-418-7530 to reach me at the district office. I would be happy to set up a time to meet with you or your organization. I believe that communication is an important aspect of my job responsibility, and I welcome the opportunity to learn from your perspective. GO COBRAS!