Pine River-Backus School District

401 Murray Ave, P.O. Box 610, Pine River, MN 56474

218-587-8000 | | ISD 2174

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Welcome to the PR-B website! You will find the Parent, Student and Staff pages under Resource Pages at the top of the screen. For the Lunch Menu and Job Opportunities, look under School District. You will find the Announcements, Calendars and Streaming Events links under the Welcome heading.


Our Elementary and High Schools are celebrating

our Level 1 Certification for HRS!

High Reliability Schools (HRS) is a systems-check framework for schools. This framework is based on 40 years of educational research and is made up of five progressive levels of criteria that candidate schools must demonstrate.

Pine River-Backus Schools met the criteria, completed the interviews and supplied data for the Level 1 certification. Being considered a High Reliability School District means its schools have demonstrated approaches to learning conducive to preparing all students for college and career success. HRS is not a one time certification; system-checks are continuous to ensure ongoing growth and fidelity.

Learn more about the HRS program here. Questions or comments can be directed to Tina Hanneken, HRS Coordinator at (218)587-8325

Food Service - 2019-2020

Notice to all families - access to the Federal program allowing the school to offer free lunches to all students is expiring. Starting September 2019 the district will revert to regular lunch pricing. Lunches will be $1.60/meal for grades 5-12. Price for K-4 lunch is $1.55. Breakfasts will remain free to all students. Applications for free/reduced lunch will be available at high school orientation days and open houses at the start of the 2019-20 school year. Questions, please contact Food Service at (218) 587-2865.


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