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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school


Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and then the Preston School District. There is some confusion and no records as to the change in ownership after that time, but the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce has been paying the taxes. They are now questioning why they are doing so, when the parcel technically belongs to the school.

The subject came to the school board in 2008, and it was decided at that time to take no action.

Board member Deb Ristau had looked back on meeting records. She remembered the board deciding at that time that the legal fees and other costs associated with selling the land or giving it away would be significant. Also, there is some discrepancy in the description of the land and some confusion as to the exact location.

At the time, the board considered giving that land to the Boy Scouts, but Ristau found the Boy Scouts organization cannot own land. There was also some discussion about giving the land to the Game Havens, as they can own land and have used it before.

The board did not take any action at this time. They will be getting more information and finding out if anyone wants the property or if anyone is using it. They will speak with the owner of the adjacent land as well, and working with Scott Springer, the attorney that approached the district on behalf of the chamber, to see about getting the legal details worked out.

Organization

The board went over organizational items for 2014. Chairperson will remain Ross Kiehne, and Vice Chairperson Craig Britton. The clerk will now be Jim Love, with Shelly Topness as Vice Clerk and Sue Sikkink as Treasurer.

Board salaries for 2014 will remain the same.

Committee assignments will stay the same, with the exception of Emily Ellis taking Special Education Advisory Council, and trading with Sue Sikkink, who will be on the Meet and Confer Committee.

Official depositories are First SE Bank in Harmony, F&M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank in Fountain, and MSDLAF (Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund).

Official newspapers are the Republican-Leader, News Record, and the Fillmore County Journal.

Official stations fo .....
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Houston School Board looks at 'World's Best Workforce'

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on January 21. At the meeting, Superintendent Rick gave an overview of the district strategic plan to support teaching and learning that is aligned with new legislation’s “World’s Best Workforce” initia ..... 
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Mabel-Canton student representatives give report

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on January 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present except for Troy Soiney. The minutes from the December 17, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The consent agenda was approved. It included ap ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Country vs. City Life

By Peyton Bergey

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in All Education

When figuring out where might be the best place for you to live, whether that may be the country or in the city, there are many aspects that one must take into consideration. Now, if you’re like me who has grown up in the country and a very small ..... 
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