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Luehmann recognized for her years of service


Fri, Jun 24th, 2011
Posted in Education

State funding uncertainty and transportation costs for the 2011-2012 school year were among the topics of discussion facing the Fillmore Central School Board at their regular monthly meeting on June 21, 2011. The board also recognized Myrna Luehmann for her years as superintendent of Fillmore Central schools.

Luehmann presented the board with an operating budget for the coming school year, explaining that because the state has not reached a budget compromise, the district is dealing with "a lot of unknowns here." By using general numbers and attempting to anticipate the coming year's expenses and revenue, the superintendent told the board that the district will most likely have to borrow money in order to cover their costs next year. However, in the words of board member John Torgrimson, "We really don't know what we'll need to borrow because we don't have a budget."

Finances also dominated the transportation committee's report. The committee, which met recently with school transportation employees, explored various options for cutting costs next year. Potential choices include rescheduling or eliminating one afternoon shuttle between Harmony and Preston, cutting bus routes, reducing the number of in-town bus pickups, or negotiating transportation of outlying rural students. "We look at transportation as a privilege," Torgrimson commented. "There are no easy answers to our transportation issues." Fellow board member Craig Britton agreed, noting that some discrepancy exists over whether or not the extra shuttle is actually full on most runs. The shuttle was added near the end of last year as an extra resource for seventh and eighth graders. Although cutting regular bus routes and in-town pickups could save significant amounts of money, either measure could increase the amount of time students spend riding to over one hour. Board member Shelly Topness voiced concerns about younger students spending long amounts of time on the bus, adding that it could cost the district in open enrollees. Torgrimson said he believed that as Fillmore Central's programming becomes more "dynamic," more students will transfer their enrollment and help solve some transportation issues. The board postponed any definitive action on transportation financing.

The school board also presented Superintendent Myrna Luehmann with a plaque in recognition of her years of service to Fillmore Central Schools. Luehmann spent nine years as superintendent, summing up a 3 .....
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Foreign exchange students come to rural Minnesota

Fri, Jun 10th, 2011
Posted in Education

Foreign exchange students from Slovaik Republic and other countries are scheduled to arrive in communities throughout the state of Minnesota for the 2011/2012 school year, and they are excited to learn about the families they will be living with for ..... 
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Youth Tractor Safety continues strong in the Twenty-third Year

Fri, Jun 10th, 2011
Posted in Education

I want to start by thanking Rushford-Peterson Ag Instructor Colby Lind for hosting the Youth Tractor Safety Training at the Rushford-Peterson High School this past week. There is a lot of work involved, lining up tractors, arranging facilities, and ..... 
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Kingsland Public Schools receive finance award

Fri, Jun 3rd, 2011
Posted in Education

Superintendent John McDonald announced to the school board during their meeting Monday night, May 16 that the Kingsland Public Schools had received the 2011 School Finance Award for Fiscal Year 2010 from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Fillmore Central talks budget cuts

Fri, May 27th, 2011
Posted in Education

There was a lot of talk about the budget and budget cuts at the recent Fillmore Central School Board meeting. Superintendent Myrna Luehmann said they still have no idea where the state is as far as funding the school districts. She went over the lis ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson education director resigns

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

At a huge loss to the district, Community Education Director Beth Theede is resigning from her position, effective May 26th. Instrumental to the district, Theede has assisted in the significant growth of the district's Lille By Preschool, as well as ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson graduation in sight

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

Sunday, May 29th, 2011 the members of the Class of 2011 will received their high school diplomas at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Commencement for the class of 38 graduating seniors is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. School board ..... 
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The next phase

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education



The next phase in my life isn't just going to be leaving Fillmore Central. It's about becoming an independent woman in the real world. Scary, yes, but it will be a journey that will make me a stronger person, more responsible and more respec ..... 
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Moving on

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education



It's finally time to move on to a bigger and better world: college. Senior year has been the fastest year of my life and even though it's been really fun, I'm ready to move on.

Next fall I will be attending UW-La Crosse to major in ..... 
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