• Tuesday, April 28 - 11th Grade Students take the ACT test. (May 12 - Make Up)
  • Tuesday, April 28 -
    Spring Picture Day at the Elementary.  If you want pictures taken, they must be prepaid.  

    Elementary Picture Day:  It's easy to create your own package 
    Ordering online is quick, easy, and gives you a wide selection of choices:
    1. Go to mylifetouch.com.
    2. Create your own package with the sizes and quantities you want.
    3. Pay online and your order is complete!
    4. There are also paper order forms available.

  • Saturday, May 16 -  Evan Walk - Check out the website for more information.
  • Monday, May 18 - School Board Meeting at 5:15pm - Streamed Live
  • Monday, May 25 - No School
  • Friday, May 29 - Graduation
  • Monday, June 1 - Kindergarten - Last Day of School
  • Tuesday, June 2 - Last day of School for Grades 1-12
  • Check out the www.prbtigers.com page for the sports schedules.  Students can also register for sports at this site.  


Job Opportunities - Check out the current available positions: School District / Job Opportunities.

At the April School Board Meeting, the 2014-15 calendar was updated:

2014-2015 Calendar Changes - Students will be done one day early than on the posted calendar.
Last day of school for Kindergartners - Monday, June 1
Last day of school for Grades 1 - 11 - Tuesday, June 2

Letter to the Editor from the School Board:

Dear Editor,

With a projected $1.9 billion budget surplus for the next biennium, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota State Legislature have an opportunity to adequately fund public education and make-up for previous stagnant funding - public education funding has not kept up with inflation for some time now.

In order to meet the basic needs of Minnesota’s public schools, the Legislature and Governor must add at least a 3 percent increase on the general education funding formula each year OR pass legislation that resolves facility, equalization, property tax inequities and teacher development and training issues.

The general education funding formula is the core of school districts’ finances and respects the long-term commitment of school boards while giving schools the most flexibility to meet student and community needs.

Despite the surplus, the Legislature has come up short with their budget targets - as has the Governor’s proposal with regard to the formula. We need a 3 and 3 that means a 3 percent increase to the formula each year of the biennium - to make up for lean years and to maintain Pine River-Backus’ educational programming today and into the future.

Senators Saxhaug, Ruud, and Gazelka and Representatives Anzelc, Heintzeman, Lueck and Anderson all represent Pine River-Backus Schools and have supported our efforts to decrease local property tax burden. They truly have championed our cause! They support schools and education and our students’ futures. Please contact them, offer your thanks and encourage their continued support to reasonably fund public education by putting 3 and 3 on the funding formula!

Proud to be PRB!

The Pine River-Backus School Board

Lee Aimers

Jim Coffland

Katy Botz

Garny Gaffey

Chris Cunningham

Dave Sheley

Richie Bean

Richard Meyer,
Nov 3, 2014, 5:06 AM
Richard Meyer,
Oct 25, 2013, 12:55 PM
Richard Meyer,
Aug 12, 2014, 9:36 AM
Richard Meyer,
Aug 6, 2013, 9:27 AM