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Houston Superintendent Abraham appointed as MNVA Head of Schools


By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on August 19. At the meeting, the board set a date for the Truth in Taxation meeting, which will be on December 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Houston High School library.

The big discussion of the night was the topic of making Superintendent Abraham the MNVA Head of Schools. Board members Kelleher and Carlson took opposite sides in the discussion, Kelleher in favor and Carlson in opposition.

Superintendent Abraham gave board members the job description of the MNVA Head of Schools, highlighting the wide overlap that there is between the job and the position of the superintendent. The only addition to the already existing superintendent duties would be the involvement of the superintendent in K12 activities. Board member Krage was concerned that this would be a major change for the superintendent and was not sure it would be the best option. Board member Carlson felt strongly that the superintendent should not take on the the role of the Head of Schools, as it would be too much work for a new superintendent and perhaps be a conflict of interest at times between the school and MNVA.

Board member Kelleher on the other hand felt that it was in the best interest of the entire school to have one distinguished leader. Kelleher felt that if Superintendent Abraham delegated well, that the additional position would not be overwhelming. Board member Bonner added, “I find it rather refreshing that our superintendent is willing to step up and take responsibility for our whole organization.”

Bonner then called for a vote on the matter. After some additional discussion, the board voted in favor of making Superintendent Abraham the MNVA Head of Schools. Board members Carlson and Krage were the only ones to vote in the negative.

At the meeting Superintendent Abraham gave an update on the facilities repairs that are happening around the school. Some of the projects have been delayed, which makes board members nervous that they will not be completed in time for the first day of school. There was discussion on whether or not in the future they could have a financial penalty for those doing the projects if they are not completed on time. The board also approved the resurfacing of the southern section of the teardrop with blacktop at a cost of $13,753.

The school board made several other approvals, including the hiring of a half-time online teacher on .....
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Principal of Mabel-Canton High School resigns

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 19th, 2014 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the July 15, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to welcome back the staff and students of Mabe ..... 
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Chatfield School Board proclaims new referendum authority

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

At its regular August meeting on August 18, the Chatfield School Board approved a resolution authorizing new board approved referendum authority that will generate local revenue for the district. While the additional revenue will be generated locall ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson discusses plans for repurposing facilities

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Following a recent Tri-City meeting, and meetings with municipal councils and entities, the school board continues to discuss options for repurposing current facilities should the November referendum be successful. In doing so, the district has secu ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson discusses plans for repurposing facilities

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Following a recent Tri-City meeting, and meetings with municipal councils and entities, the school board continues to discuss options for repurposing current facilities should the November referendum be successful. In doing so, the district has secu ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson discusses plans for repurposing facilities

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 22nd, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Following a recent Tri-City meeting, and meetings with municipal councils and entities, the school board continues to discuss options for repurposing current facilities should the November referendum be successful. In doing so, the district has secu ..... 
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College News 8.18.14

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Dean’s/President’s List •Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wis.: Stefani Elliott, Tia Gurtner, and Stephanie Prinsen of Chatfield, Minn.; Autumn Mulhern of Fountain, Minn.; Rebecca Bakke and Jacob Prinsen of Preston, Minn.; and Steven Koenen, M ..... 
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AWANA springs up in the Rushford Peterson Valley

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Awana, an international non-profit ministry for children in kindergarten through high school, will see its first club in Fillmore County this fall, piggybacking on the success of clubs in Houston County (Spring Grove) and Winona County (St. Charles ..... 
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Houston School Board seeks director of curriculum and instruction

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on August 5. This was the first school board meeting with Krin Abraham as acting superintendent. At the meeting, Superintendent Abraham was pleased to report that the teacher computer systems update will actua ..... 
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