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Chatfield gets ready for new school year


Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Chatfield Public School system is gearing up for another school year in the coming weeks. School board members met on Monday, August 22 for the final meeting before the 2011-2012 school year begins.

Recently, the district has been working on two ballot questions for the upcoming special election in November. Both questions will pertain to the operating levy. Question one would ask to renew the current operating levy for the next 10 years. Question two would propose to increase the levy $250 per student. Preliminary research that has been conducted on the district's financial statistics shows that these ballot questions are vital in preventing the school from facing deficit spending. In addition to deficit spending, the district would face budget cuts, larger class sizes, and the school system would no longer be able to support as many elective classes. School administrators and board members will be continually working to educate the Chatfield community on these issues in the coming months before the upcoming election.

Superintendent Harris also spoke on other topics in addition to the operating levy. He informed the board that over the summer enrollment numbers had increased slightly. As the school year approaches, lunch prices will remain the same from the previous school year. Finally, after a busy summer, Superintendent Harris thanked many people including those who were involved with community education, the summer maintenance and cleaning crew, the summer office staff, the principals, and Smart Goal training attendees.

Secondary principal Randy Paulson informed the board on the Smart Training program taking place in the school. The purpose is to increase communication about life and goals between students and staff. Students will be working on setting goals and achievements beginning of the first day of school. Elementary principal Craig Ihrke explained adequate yearly progress reports from state mandated tests were delayed due to the state government shutdown.

Some consent items on the agenda included hiring English and reading instructor Mary Allen, the hiring of elementary paraprofessional Elizabeth Allen, and replacing Christine Voeltz as the new school nurse. Finally, Terri Dudek will be serving as the new high school secretary.

Both principals are ready for the 2011-2012 school year while the rest of the teaching staff will be preparing soon. Before adjourning the next meeting was announced for Sep .....
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Fillmore Central implementing Response to Intervention program

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central's Special Education Director Micki Breitsprecher spoke to the school board recently about the Response to Intervention (RtI) program. The program is designed to help kids who are considered "at risk" for math and reading problems. T ..... 
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Technology will play a key role in Kingsland Schools this fall

Fri, Aug 19th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School board approved decisions in their meeting Monday, August 15 that will have technology playing a key role in the 2011-12 school year.

The board approved the purchase of VBrick technology software and server. "This is a one ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board revisits grocery store issue

Fri, Aug 19th, 2011
Posted in Education

There will be a public hearing on September 15 after the regular Lanesboro School Board meeting at 7 pm. The board will be listening to the community's input on the possibility of the school investing in a grocery store for Lanesboro.

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R-P begins "Yes Campaign" for facility referendum

Fri, Aug 19th, 2011
Posted in Education

Following direction from both the community and the Joint Facilities Task Force, the board intends to bring forth a referendum for the construction of a new early childhood through grade 12 facility to be located adjacent to the Ben Niggle Sports Co ..... 
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Fillmore Central welcomes new superintendent

Fri, Jul 29th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School Board held their first meeting with new superintendent Richard Keith on July 26. Keith informed the board that he is moving to the area very soon, and will then have a chance to spend more time getting to know everyone. H ..... 
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Kingsland School Board approves bus route reduction for 2011-2012 school year

Fri, Jul 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School board approved the reduction of bus routes in their meeting Monday, July 18.

"I would like to thank Kevin Klomps for looking at our bus routes in order to more efficiently transport our children," Superintendent John McD ..... 
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Chatfield works on budget projection

Fri, Jul 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

Despite the scorching heat, Chatfield School Board members met on Tuesday, July 19th for the regular monthly meeting in a short session. The majority of the time was delegated to Superintendent Harris and his report. Harris announced that board memb ..... 
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Eligibility meetings for Fillmore Central

Fri, Jul 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

Eligibility meetings for Minnesota State High School League activities for the 2011-2012 school year will be held at Fillmore Central High School as follows: Monday, July 25, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Please note th ..... 
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