River Grove

Students walk to class at River Grove. The school, now in its second year, has received a financial reporting award for its first year of operation.


The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) announced on April 12 that River Grove: A Marine Area Community School is a 2019 School Finance Award recipient for 2018 financial reporting. The School Finance Award is awarded annually by the MDE, recognizing schools for meeting statutory deadlines for submission of audited financial data, maintaining select indicators of fiscal health, and accuracy in financial reporting.

“River Grove is a great school whose stakeholders have worked hard to place the school in a good financial position, one that many first-year schools don’t reach,” said Kyle Knutson, finance and compliance manager for The Anton Group (River Grove’s accountant and financial manager). “The school wouldn’t have been eligible for this recognition without the guidance of the community, the River Grove board, and the execution by school leadership. It should also be mentioned that the school benefited greatly by the financial support of its PTO organization and community at large.  A true team effort resulted in a great first year of operations.”

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