Fillmore Central is gearing up to start school on September 5. Numbers are up from the last school year at 351 students currently enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade versus 345 last year. Open house for the high school and K-6 are on August 30 from 4-6 p.m., along with an open house for SAC and daycare. The open house for Pre-K will also be held on August 30, but from 3-5 p.m.
Fifty-six students have signed up for football, 52 for volleyball, 12 for cross-country, and 11 for cheerleading.
At their regular August 22 meeting, the school board approved the resignation of paraprofessional Taylor Vrieze. They also approved the resignation of part-time high school industrial arts teacher Dennis Peterson and thanked him for the 50 years he spent serving as an educator.
Andy Todd was approved as the volunteer football coach, and Tiffany Scheevel as the volunteer volleyball coach.
A three-year contract for Chris Mensink as the Elementary Dean of Students and Athletic Director was approved by the board.
The board reviewed and approved the list of non-certified staff assignments for the 2017-18 school year.
An open enrollment request for a second grade student from the Lanesboro school district was approved.
A Memorandum of Understanding will be included in the new teachers’ contracts which will allow the district to pay one experienced teacher up to 10 hours at per diem rates to train the new teachers in the Action 100 program. The program was implemented last year and was a success.
A cooperative arrangement with the Lanesboro school district was approved for the dance team beginning this winter.
A master agreement between Education Minnesota and Fillmore Central was approved for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.
There are two job openings currently available in the daycare for a toddler room aide position and a transition aide position.
The Truth in Taxation meeting will be held at 6:01 p.m. on December 18, which is also the date for the holiday music and band concert. The regular board meeting that month was also moved to that date and will be held at 5:30 p.m. before the Truth in Taxation meeting and be continued afterwards if necessary.
The next Fillmore Central School Board meeting will be held on September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harmony Media Center.