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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. These are students that do not qualify for Special Ed. services.

Breitsprecher explained it has been a long process for them to get this worked out, but they are really excited about it. She and Marsha Dowe, a teacher at the Root River Program, created a brochure to help explain to parents, the board, and the community what the program is all about and how it will benefit the students.

According to Breitsprecher, the program focuses on the successes of the students instead of their weaknesses. It also gives more specific data about where the child is struggling.

The RtI Model has three tiers. Tier 1 represents 80 percent of the students in a classroom, who are making growth and succeeding with the core curriculum. Tier 2 has between 5-10 percent of the students, who need more small group research-based intervention. Tier 3 represents 1-3 percent of the population that need more intense guidance.

The students' progress in monitored more frequently when they are in Tier 2 and Tier 3. When they respond to the intervention and improve their skills, they will move down a tier.

Breitsprecher explained the main focus right now is elementary students, but she is hoping to move it into seventh and eighth grade as well. The hope is that this program will catch those kids that are struggling before they get so far behind that it's difficult to catch up.

Board member Sue Sikkink thanked Breitsprecher for her work on this, as well as Dowe's. "I hope you are able to catch those kids that don't have IEPs, kids that are on the borderline," said Sikkink. "I hope the teachers get excited about it. It benefits the teachers, the kids, everything."

Superintendent Richard Keith agreed that it's good for teachers as well as the kids, as teachers can get very frustrated. He said it helps them to look at teaching methods and curriculum, looking critically at what's being taught in the classroom.

Staffing Changes

Norma Johnson was presented with a plaque in recognition of her retirement. Johnson worked for the district as a paraprofessional for 22 years. The board thanked her for her years of service.

The board approved the resignation of Jade Wangen, .....
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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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Lanesboro School Board members to meet with Lanesboro Grocery, LLC

Fri, Jul 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board had a discussion about the grocery store at their meeting on July 21. Chairman Dave Ruen said a group of people in Lanesboro are working toward the goal of getting a grocery store in Lanesboro, and they have approached the ..... 
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