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Welcome Back From Superintendent Dr. Daniel Bittman

ISD 728 Families and Friends,

It is my pleasure and honor to welcome you back to our schools as we begin the 2017-2018 school year.  We look forward to educating, inspiring and empowering our students as we find exciting and innovative ways to contribute to our communities, and embrace our core values.

Throughout August, families should have received information related to such things as transportation, the Parent Portal, and school meals. Specific information related to each item is provided below for your convenience.

Transportation Card

A postcard regarding Vision Transportation schedules, which included your child's bus number and bus stops, was previously sent. Please use the information on the card to check your child's bus route and times (pick up and drop-off) often, as they may change between now and the end of the week. Vision Transportation is using these last few days prior to the start of school to finalize its routes.

If you did NOT receive a postcard, please visit This is where you will find specific contact information for Vision Transportation.

Furthermore, thank you for your patience during the first few days of school as extra time is often needed to get children to and from their appropriate bus stop safely.

Information about Parent Portal

Families that are new to ISD 728 recently received information about their child's specific Parent Portal Account. Parent Portal connects parents with their student, giving them access to everything from schedules and grades to activities.

NEW FAMILIES: Please take time to set up your account with the information provided prior to the start of school.

CURRENT ISD 728 FAMILIES: If you are not new and already have an account, please update your information including your address, phone number and e-mail address. The school district uses the information you provide to communicate during emergencies and other important times of the year.   

If you did not receive the information previously, please visit for more information. You can also re-set your password or set up your account here.

School Meals and Information

We are proud to introduce Southwest Foodservice Excellence as our new vendor for school meals. Families should have already received a letter containing specific information about individual accounts. Please make sure to follow the steps on the letter if you would like to set up your child's PayPAMS account prior to the beginning of school.

For more information about the school meal program, visit which has menu information and more. If you have further questions, please contact Amanda Ives at (763) 241-3400 ext.1354.

Free and Reduced Price Meal Options:  Families should have already received information highlighting Free and Reduced Price meal options, along with 2017-2018 meal prices.

For more information about options, prices, or applications, visit If you have further questions, please contact Patti Naugle at (763) 241-3400 ext. 1353.

Additional Communications

We realize information and communication are vital to a successful start. If you need additional information or are looking for something specifically, please visit or call (763) 241-3400.

I am looking forward to seeing you at open houses, orientation, and at various activities throughout the school district.  Thank you for your partnership and engagement, it will be an amazing year!

Dr. Daniel Bittman
Superintendent of ISD 728