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Fillmore Central hears Community Ed. report


Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Fillmore Central Community Ed. Director Holly Kanengeiter gave the school board an annual report during the board meeting on May 22, 2012.

Kanengeiter reported that the One Block at a Time Day Care has 75 registered children right now, and they are licensed for 80. They have purchased all new cribs due to new federal regulations, and implemented a new Mother Goose curriculum.

SAC (School Age Care) currently has 55 registered students. They average 25 students per day during the school year and 35 a day during the summer. ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) conducted three classes per week per session, and averaged 14 children per session. They also held many special events and had successful father/daughter and mother/son events.

The School Readiness pre-school program also had a lot of students this year, and transportation was provided for 30 kids throughout the year.

Summer Recreation will be different this year, as Harmony and Preston will no longer have separate programs. There will just be one Fillmore Central program now, with transportation provided between the towns.

Kanengeiter noted that when she began six years ago, Community Ed. lost approximately $75,000 that year. This past fiscal year, the Community Ed. program made $24,000. This is a turn-around of almost $100,000 in six years.

Curriculum Committee

Board member Craig Britton, speaking for the Curriculum Committee, said they met recently and reviewed options for scheduling at the high school next year. At the last meeting, Principal Heath Olstad made some suggestions on how to change the schedule to include math and English classes all year long.

Britton said the committee looked at a few options and decided the schedule should stay the same this coming school year, with more math review sessions added in. This will give them more time to look at schedule changes for the next year.

Root River Program

Micki Breitsprecher, Director of the Root River Program, informed the board that when their contract with Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center ends on June 30, they are not going to renew. Breitsprecher said they would save a lot of money by hiring their own full-time therapist, a .2 FTE Mental Health Professional, and a .2 billing person.

Staffing Changes

Keith recommended they decrease the hours of Jeff Thompson, techn .....
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Kingsland discusses iPads

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in All Education

The Kingsland School Board had a full agenda on May 21, 2012. Superintendent John McDonald and all school board members were present. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Doug Plaehn. Consent agenda items were approved. A discussion was he ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves computer purchases for high school students

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

In the fall, Lanesboro students in grades 9-12 will each be receiving their own personal tablet computer. High school Principal Brett Clarke and Superintendent Jeff Boggs have been researching different computers and discussing their ideas for imple ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson National Honor Society

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in All Education

On Wednesday, April 18 the Rushford-Peterson Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony. The National Honor Society recognizes those students that have followed our school’s motto of “Always Our Best” in the areas ..... 
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Fillmore Central discusses technology needs

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Fillmore Central’s technology committee met recently to further discuss options for offering more technology to the students. Superintendent Richard Keith and board member Jim Love spoke to the board at the regular meeting on April 24. “We di ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board looking at improving technology

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board heard from High School Principal Brett Clarke at their meeting on April 19. Clarke was excited to share with them something the school had been talking about for years. With him he had two different netbook computers that ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses Action 100

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members had a busy night on April 16 as the group met for its regular monthly meeting. A main focus during the meeting was discussion on reading curriculum instructional development as new initiatives are being formulated for ..... 
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Local student selected for scholarship

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Education

(ST. PAUL, MN)—Fillmore County Commissioner Duane Bakke, Past President of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), selected Samantha Kiehne, a Fillmore Central High School Senior, to receive the $1500 AMC Student Scholarship during AMC’s Le ..... 
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R-P may catch a break with flood mitigation bill

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

The district continues to take strides to see its New School Initiative become a reality. It was announced in March that the district’s need had been recognized by the the House Finance Committee who recommended funding of the initiative to the bo ..... 
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