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Mabel-Canton approves funding for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports


Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on May 21, 2013 at 7 pm. All members were present except for Dave Swenson and Jeff Nolte.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Superintendant Michael Moriarty made several additions to the agenda. Consent agenda items including the minutes from the April 16 meeting and the monthly bills were reviewed and approved.

Mr. Moriarty stated that the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, or PBIS, endeavor started out three years ago using staff development funds and a small grant which is almost used up. He asked the board to approve $1000 in the budget next year to be used for PBIS as it has been an asset to both the students and the teachers. A motion was made in favor of the money being used for PBIS and carried.

It was recommended that teachers Jordan Nelson and Lauren Lund be moved from 2nd to 3rd year continuing contract status. A motion was made to move them to 3rd year probationary status and carried. A motion was made and carried to put the 9/10 month employees on summer leave. The board approved the hiring of Tyler Augedahl who will either work as an elementary teacher or in a Title 1 position. The board also approved a motion for Barb Eiken to be hired for the reading corp.

The board approved the school’s continued membership in the MSHSL or Minnesota State High School League.

The budget for the 2013-14 school year was reviewed. Mr. Moriarty pointed out that most expenses were comparable to the previous year’s and so no big changes will be made in the coming year. He stated that at the last Technical Committee meeting he attended, plans were made to purchase several ipads for use in the first grade and kindergartern classes and Title 1. Three or four classrooms in the school still do not have smart boards and the school hopes to purchase those soon.

The school was able to acquire enough access points in every room, since it is necessary with many wireless devices. These access points were purchased from a local college.

The school will be replacing the side backboards in the gym and will post the old ones for sale.

Board member Jane Hall questioned whether the school would keep student-used laptops in the school or if students would be allowed to take them home. Mr. Moriarty pointed out that because having laptops for student use is so new, that .....
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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6th grader receives letter from President Obama

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

Twelve year old Zachary Queensland has been interested in history, especially World War II, and learning about the US presidents since he was in 2nd grade. He is currently a 6th grader at Kingsland Middle School in Wykoff and his interest has grown ..... 
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Part 3: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

Day 8 By Christy Welscher and Morgan Roppe We started out the day early in the morning so we could be the first group at Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. We took a tour of the house and walked around the property. After we got back on the ..... 
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Part 3: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 8 By Christy Welscher and Morgan Roppe We started out the day early in the morning so we could be the first group at Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. We took a tour of the house and walked around the property. After we got back on the ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears about senior class trip

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School seniors Michael Holst and Kirsten Ruen attended the school board meeting on May 13 and talked about the recent senior class trip to Washington, D.C. The seniors were gone from April 3-11. “It was amazing, ..... 
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Peterson awarded scholarship at SDSU

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Katlyn Peterson of Lanesboro, Minn. was awarded the Matthew and Colleen Vukovich Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year at South Dakota State University. Peterson is a exercise science major at SDSU, where she is active in ..... 
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