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Lanesboro School Board hears update on Lanesboro Arts Campus


By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro Arts Campus project. Photo submitted

The Lanesboro School Board met on Tuesday, May 13 for a regular monthly meeting. All members were present for the meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs and Courtney Bergey from the Lanesboro Arts Center also present.

Bergey addressed the school board on the overview and goals of the Lanesboro Arts Campus. The overall goal is to invest $1.1 million dollars in the community to make it a more attractive place to live, operate a business, and raise a family.

So far, the leaders of the Lanesboro Arts Campus initiative have identified a few projects that they would like to pursue. One idea includes enhancing the bass pond parking lot by improving the green space with trees and directional signage for the town. Another project would be to update the historic walking bridge green space by highlighting pedestrian walking paths that connect the parking lot and downtown. This area will be developed into a community gathering space/respite area with seating and natural plants.

The downtown area has also been looked at for improvements. Recent renovations of the St. Mane Theatre to improve functionality and accessibility is one of the downtown projects recently completed.

Bergey reported that all of the projects are on track to be completed by fall of 2014, but the Lanesboro Arts Campus was seeking the school district’s informal endorsement for their projects. Board member Dave Lawstuen asked where funding for the projects comes from. Bergey said that to date, the majority of the $800,000 collected has come from grants with some dollars coming from local support.

The board liked the Art Campus efforts and looks forward to possible collaboration with the school’s greenhouse, FFA and industrial tech programs.

Injury Prevention Policy

The district’s insurance company requested that the board make some minor changes to the district’s injury prevention policy. Superintendent Boggs said that coaching injuries have occured in the past and that the expenses that come with these can add up. A concern with this policy is also when teachers participate in activities such as teacher versus student athletic games or staff participation in things like the FFA Ag Olympics. The board wondered if these count as risk liabilities.

While these activities are fun, they do pose risk. Boggs said that the insurance provider and the Minnesota School Board Association do .....
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Youth tractor safety classes offered

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The 25th joint annual youth tractor safety training is being planned for Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11. The training sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. each day. It will be held at Rushford-Peterson High School. Our area ..... 
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The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools to be used on their project of building a permanent fence around the baseball field. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a g ..... 
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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 4 By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had tw ..... 
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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

Day 4 By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had tw ..... 
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Houston Robotics Team presents their trip to World Championship in St. Louis

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board had a very busy meeting on May 6. In attendance was the Houston Robotics Team that told the board about their trip to the World Championship in St. Louis. Team members Lilli Carlson and Evan Heintz said that even though they ..... 
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Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The week of May 5–9 is Teacher Appreciation Week with Tuesday, May 6 being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day! We ask our parents and community members to join us in extending our thanks and appreciation to the teachers at Rushford-Peterson Sc ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1 By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for t ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1 By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for t ..... 
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