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Lanesboro School Board prepares for election


Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Posted in Education



The Lanesboro School Board met on July 15, and discussed options for creating a family season pass for athletic events.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said the individual ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children. He said even with the individual season passes, it can get expensive for larger families.

"It would be nice to give families with four or five children a little break," said Boggs. "We have been talking about this for a few years now."

Boggs added that he has been kicking around some ideas on how this would work best, and thought that maybe they could do a discount on any children after three.

"The number of families affected by this would not be huge," commented board member Dave Lawstuen. "It would not be a big financial impact to the school. I think it's a good idea."

The board approved allowing Boggs to come up with a price and regulations for the family season pass.

Resignation

The board approved the resignation of board member Linda Sifford, with much appreciation for her many years of service to the district. Boggs explained that Sifford is taking advantage of an opportunity to further her education and would not be able to continue on the school board.

Boggs said they do not need to have a special election for the position, but they can appoint someone. He said the usual way they fill an open board position is to ask a former board member who has retired if they would fill the spot for the rest of the term. A few board members volunteered to make some phone calls. If none of them can do it, they will take names from the general public and make an appointment at the next meeting.

Sally Ming, a Lanesboro resident, said she would like to be considered for the position if none of the former members would like to do it.

Contracts

There were two new teacher contracts approved at the meeting. Ethan Simonson was hired for the full-time Social Studies position. He has two years previous experience, and originally comes from Austin.

The board also approved the hire of Tori Johnson for a teacher at the daycare. Boggs said she had worked as a paraprofessional in the district before.

The board approved the contracts of the two principals and the Dean of Students.

Other Business

Boggs reminded the board members that the time to file for candidacy for school board is going to be August 3-17.

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Statewide Online School Announces Open Enrollment for Fall Quarter

Tue, Jul 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

Minnesota - The Minnesota Center of Online Learning (MCoOL), a program of the Houston Public School District, has announced its open enrollment period for any student living in Minnesota. Students in grades K-12 can enroll until August ..... 
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Sveen receives scholarships

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Winona State University Foundation "Light the Way" Leadership Campaign recently informed Katie A. Sveen of Preston, MN, that she was again selected as the recipient of the Dr. Robert and Barbara Dufresne Scholarship for the amount of $1,000 for the ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves 2010/2011 budget

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann spoke to the school board recently about a referendum in the fall. Luehmann said the last levy, which was for an extra $400 per pupil unit, will be sunsetting this year. It was a ten-year levy, and even ..... 
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International Exchange Students coming to Minnesota this Fall

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

A local Non Profit Exchange Program is inviting local Fillmore County families to host international exchange students for the 2010-2011 school year. The teenage students come from over 30 countries and attend local high schools. The students have t ..... 
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Chatfield School Board recognizes Lyman Hare

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

After fourteen "rewarding" years on the Chatfield School Board, Lyman Hare voted on school issues for the last time as a board member at the school board's regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 21, 2010. Board chairman Jerry Chase thanked Hare, no ..... 
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Bernard Bus Service fights for R-P contract

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

At the Monday, June 21st, school board meeting, Mike Bernard, owner of Bernard Bus Service, and attorney Joe Hammell spoke before the board, contesting the recent bidding process for the district's transportation needs. Ready Bus Line, of LaCrescent ..... 
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What qualifies for Health and Safety Program Revenue?

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the Lanesboro School Board meeting on June 17, there was some discussion about an application for Health and Safety Program Revenue. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained that this application used to be called Attachment #99. The board approve ..... 
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$500 scholarship available for returning college students

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship for Fillmore County college students who are returning to school this fall. To be eligible students must be a returning college sophomore, junior or senior; must be pursuing ..... 
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