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Fillmore Central School Board takes action on items discussed at special meeting


Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Education

The night after their special meeting was held to discuss restructuring their administration, the Fillmore Central School Board made some decisions that will mean changes at the school. They are also looking to the future at other possible changes that will be part of the $200,000 they need to cut from their budget this next year.

Board member Craig Britton made a motion to approve the discussed administration changes. Starting next school year, the superintendent position will be half-time. There will be one principal for grades K-12, and one full-time Dean of Students. This will eliminate the principal position that Superintendent Myrna Luehmann currently has and save some money.

The board also approved a motion to start negotiations with Luehmann to take the half-time superintendent position for one year. Luehmann has expressed an interest in working only part-time for the district for one more year. The negotiations committee will also be talking with Heath Olstad about the K-12 principal position.

Board member John Torgrimson said he was very much influenced by listening to Olstad the night before. Olstad believed the idea was feasible, and said that he, Luehmann and Dean of Students Chris Mensink all work very well together. Chairperson Sue Sikkink agreed, and said the three of them would likely let the board know if things weren't working out.

Britton added that there was no reluctance on their part, and that everybody was positive about the change. "I put a lot of faith in our administration," said Britton. "I think they do a great job."

Torgrimson agreed with Britton about the administration but added they should look at the long term. He was supportive of Luehmann staying for another year, but would like the board to hire a superintendent after her that would be a long-term option.

The board also directed the administration to look into a couple more options. They will be looking at the idea of moving the seventh and eighth graders to the high school in Harmony as far as the potential savings and the logistics. They will also be looking at he feasibility of moving the Root Rover Program into one of the district buildings to save on rent money.

Audit Report

The audit report was presented by Steve Salveson from Smith, Schafer & Associates. Salveson presented slides that took the audience through a slide show summary of their findings. He explained the Average Daily Membership of the di .....
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Kingsland school board holds truth in taxation meeting, certifies final property tax levy

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Education



The Kingsland School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday, December 21, at the Kingsland High School District Conference Room. All members were present. The agenda was approved with two additions.

Public Thank Yous

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FCHS students to Wartburg College Meistersinger Honor Band

Fri, Dec 18th, 2009
Posted in Education

Congratulations to the following FCHS band students on being selected to the prestigious Wartburg College Meistersinger Honor Band in Waverly, IA, on

February 6 and 7th:

Senior Band (10-12th grade)

Andrea Nolan

Logan Whit ..... 
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Fillmore Central nominates students for ExCEL award

Fri, Dec 18th, 2009
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central High School has nominated Katie Ristau and Drew Bahl for the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) award.

Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, ExCEL is a unique recognition program design ..... 
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5th - 12th Grade Band and 6th - 12th Choir Holiday Concert

Fri, Dec 11th, 2009
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central Schools Band and Choir Department had their annual Holiday Concert on Monday, December 7, 2009, at 7:00pm in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony.

The groups preformed a wide variety of traditional and popular h ..... 
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5th - 12th Grade Band and 6th - 12th Choir Holiday Concert

Fri, Dec 11th, 2009
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central Schools Band and Choir Department had their annual Holiday Concert on Monday, December 7, 2009, at 7:00pm in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony.

The groups preformed a wide variety of traditional and popular h ..... 
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Jr. High Knowledge Bowl

Fri, Dec 11th, 2009
Posted in Education

Jr. High Knowledge Bowl at Fillmore Central is off to a great start.  Three teams have represented our school throughout the fall round robin meets, which are held in Rochester, MN.  The teams are based on grade level with seventh, eighth ..... 
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Internet safety

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Education

On November 23, Karina Berzins from the BCA Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was at Fillmore Central to talk with students grades 3-12 about internet safety. She also presented to a small group of parents in the evening. The third and fo ..... 
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Fillmore Central gets grant

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central Schools is one of twenty in southeast Minnesota who will be boosting learning options for their students with videoconferencing supported by a federal grant.

Southeast Minnesota's rural schools struggle with providing basic ..... 
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