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Lanesboro School Board passes referendum


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

At their regular meeting on July 17, the Lanesboro School Board adopted a resolution authorizing a board approved referendum authority.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained the state allows school boards to pass up to $424 per pupil unit without going to the voters for approval. The state is currently issuing a match of up to $300 per pupil unit to schools that choose to do this.

“We can adjust the amount at any time,” said Boggs. “It’s a way to capture that money from the state.”

Boggs added if they feel they don’t need the money, they can take money off other places in the levy. In that case, there would be no increase for tax payers.

Lunch and Milk

Milk bids were accepted from Ziebell’s Hiawatha Foods, Inc. This is the same company that was used last year. The district received other bids but Ziebell’s was the best deal.

Due to USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) requirements, lunch prices were increased by 10 cents. Boggs said the school has been charging less than they should and are being forced to increase the prices.

The juice and milk prices for snack at the elementary school were also increased. They had not been increased for a few years. The juice was increased from $43 a year to $45 a year. Milk went from $38.50 a year to $40 a year.

Election Filing

A resolution was passed establishing the dates for school board members to file for election. All candidates must file from July 29 through 4 p.m. on August 12. There are three members that are up for re-election this year; Steve Snyder, Lolly Melander, and Dave Ruen.

Other Business

The board officially recognized junior Olivia Haug for placing 4th at state in the discus.

Krissy Overland was hired for a high school English teacher position.

Open your heart and home to an international exchange student

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Face The World is an International High School Exchange program that is inviting Minnesota families to host a teenage exchange students for five or ten months starting this fall. Students have their own spending money and insurance. They have a wi ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 18th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each have ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 18th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each have ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 18th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each have ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects underway

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22. ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects underway

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22. ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects underway

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22. ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses revenue opportunity; approves senior passes

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge At the Chatfield School Board meeting on July 21, Superintendent Ed Harris explained that there was an opportunity from the state allowing for the school board to take advantage of a minor increase in revenue for the district. ..... 
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