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Houston elementary named as a Reward School


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on October 1 in the Houston High School Library. At the meeting Krin Abraham, the director of curriculum and instruction, gave an overview of Houston’s Multiple Measurement Rating or MMR score, and gave an update on what 2013 legislation means for Houston Schools.

Abraham was pleased to tell the board that Houston Elementary School received an MMR score of 86.99, making Houston Elementary a Reward School. The MMR rating is Minnesota’s measurement of school performance. It measures proficiency, student growth, achievement gap reduction, and graduation rates. Few schools in the district received a Reward School status. The only other schools awarded this honor in the district were Lanesboro and Lewiston-Altura. The school board members applauded the school’s achievement.

During her presentation on “The Implications of 2013 Legislature”, Abraham said, “This was an equalization year. Instead of Resident Marginal Cost Pupil Units, Minnesota now has Adjusted Pupil Units, which caused most revenues to be increased.”

Abraham also informed the school board that they must adopt a long-term plan that includes, “clearly defined goals and benchmarks; a process for assessing and evaluating student progress; a system to periodically review; education effectiveness practices that integrate instruction, curriculum, technology, teacher quality, performance, and effectiveness; and an annual budget for continuing to implement the district plan.” The board is also responsible for approving the Annual Report and conducting an annual public meeting to address components of long-term plan.

The district is also directed to pay for tests such as WorkKeys job skills assessment, the Compass computer-adaptive college placement test, a nationally recognized armed services vocational aptitude test, or the ACT assessment for college admission for public school students.

Abraham informed the school board that compulsory school attendance changed from age 16 to age 17. Legislation also directs that boards cannot non-renew a coach based only on parental complaints.

At the meeting, Interim Superintendent Bartleson informed the school board that they must start to meet and confer with representatives of the schools professional employees in order for the board to learn from their expertise. The state of Minnesota encourages close cooperation between pu .....
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Rushford-Peterson High School provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a headstart on their college education

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

By Jenny Helgemoe, R-P H.S. Counselor Rushford-Peterson High School is providing juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head­start on their college education. For a number of years now, R-P High School has been offering dual credit courses. ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a headstart on their college education

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Education

By Jenny Helgemoe, R-P H.S. Counselor Rushford-Peterson High School is providing juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head­start on their college education. For a number of years now, R-P High School has been offering dual credit courses. ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a headstart on their college education

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

By Jenny Helgemoe, R-P H.S. Counselor Rushford-Peterson High School is providing juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head­start on their college education. For a number of years now, R-P High School has been offering dual credit courses. ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves preliminary levy

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton During their regular meeting on September 19, the Lanesboro School Board members approved the preliminary 2013 payable 2014 tax levy at the maximum amount. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained the total levy is $336,776.08, but they a ..... 
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Fillmore Central to purchase sprinkler system

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central football team raised $8,500 this fall by selling coupon books during their annual fundraiser. This money will be spent on a new sprinkler system for the fields. At the regular board meeting on September 24, At ..... 
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Fillmore Central to purchase sprinkler system

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central football team raised $8,500 this fall by selling coupon books during their annual fundraiser. This money will be spent on a new sprinkler system for the fields. At the regular board meeting on September 24, At ..... 
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Fillmore Central to purchase sprinkler system

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central football team raised $8,500 this fall by selling coupon books during their annual fundraiser. This money will be spent on a new sprinkler system for the fields. At the regular board meeting on September 24, At ..... 
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Olson’s monologue “I’ll Always Know Where You Are” will be published

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

By Angie Rodenburg Life has been a whirlwind adventure lately for Rushford-Peterson senior, Mariah Olson. In the last few weeks she has started her senior year, been voted homecoming queen, and found out that her ten-minute original monologue has b ..... 
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