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Chatfield discusses adequate yearly progress


Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
Posted in Education

The Chatfield Public School Board met for its first meeting of 2012 on January 17. All board members were present for this meeting. The brief meeting's main focus was on analyzing curriculum within the district in order to achieve adequate yearly progress.

Superintendent Edward Harris discussed several topics with the board involving curriculum building especially in math and reading areas. The district's administration has been looking into possible major implementations such as the 100 Book Challenge to further education. This potential program will be reviewed further by Harris and other administrators such as the elementary and secondary principals. Harris also announced what teachers will be working on in their January 20 workshop. Teachers will be given a mental health presentation, learn more about the 100 Book Challenge, and finalize a curriculum and staff development leadership team which will work on teacher evaluations in 2014.

Another important item discussed by the board and administration was the use of Odysseyware in the second semester of the year. Odysseyware is a credit recovery and enrichment trial program that will allow students to make up classes that they need in order to graduate. Odysseyware is a convenience to students and allows them to take the additional classes within the high school.

The board also passed many consent items and motions. Some of the items included the hiring of Kayla Urban and Orchid Englund as elementary para-professionals. Also, the board approved an annual payment of $5,000.00 to the City of Chatfield and Chatfield Community Television for 2012. Finally, the board passed a motion to keep the same school board committee assignments as 2011.

Before adjourning the board announced important dates for the district. On February 10 there will be an early 1:00 p.m. dismissal for a staff workshop. There will be no classes on February 20 due to President's Day. The next regular school board meeting is set for February 21. Parent-teacher conferences are also approaching. On February 23 and February 27 the high school conferences will take place. On February 23 and February 28 the elementary conferences will take place.

Fillmore Central art students display work

Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
Posted in Education

The current show in the gallery at the Lanesboro Arts Center features student art from local high schools. One of the schools participating is Fillmore Central. Each year Fillmore Central students, along with those from Lanesboro, Chosen Valley, and ..... 
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Kingsland School District approves a levy increase

Thu, Dec 29th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School Board approved a 4.41 increase for the 2012 tax levy at their meeting Monday, December 19.

The board held the state mandated Truth in Taxation public hearing to present the 2012 budget and the proposed levy. Business Man ..... 
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A hopeful R-P hosts Senate Tour

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

Aimed at furthering its New School Initiative another step, R-P played host to a contingent of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee December 15. Senators David Senjem, committee chair, Keith Langseth, Dan Sparks, Jeanne Poppe, DFL-Austi ..... 
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Fillmore Central students learning with virtual reality

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the final levy for 2012, which was the same as what was proposed this fall. The total levy is $1,621,231.60, which is a 5.54 percent increase from last year.

Superintendent Richard Keith explained ..... 
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Chatfield Schools hold Truth in Taxation meeting

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board completed its final 2011 agenda at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 19. During this regular meeting, the board held its public Truth in Taxation hearing.

The Truth in Taxation hearing was primarily l ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves levy and budget

Fri, Dec 16th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board approved the budget and levy for 2012 during their regular meeting on December 15. Superintendent Jeff Boggs went over the levy certification with the board and explained the different places the school's funds come from.[Read the Rest]

Chatfield School Board discusses passage of levy

Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Education

At the monthly Chatfield school board meeting on November 21, 2011, a wide variety of topics were brought in front of the board. All board members were present at the meeting along with Superintendent Edward Harris and other school administrators. S ..... 
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Kingsland School District receives $15,000 Early Childhood Grant from SMIF

Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Education

Superintendent John McDonald announced that the Kingsland School district received a $15,000 early childhood grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) for pre-school, school-aged child care and kindergarten programs at the schoo ..... 
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