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Fillmore Central ready for new school year


Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton

The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 24, 2012. Dean of Students Chris Mensink said the asbestos removal is done at the elementary school and they are ready to start the new year. They have moved a few classrooms around, and now all preschool rooms are located downstairs.

The board discussed several changes in personnel for the 2012-2013 school year. A resignation from Lisa Sackreiter, Vocational Ag/FFA teacher at the high school was approved. A new hire was approved in her place, Jennelle Thorman.

It was approved to hire Bryan Lee as a paraprofessional at the Root River Program. Melissa Simonson was also approved for a therapist position at the Root River Program. Director Micki Breitsprecher explained that the contract with Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center will be up October 1, and that is when Simonson’s contract will begin. She also explained that Simonson is currently short eight credits from getting her professional license, and she will need a supervisor at .2 FTE until she finishes. Breitsprecher suggested the district help with expenses to allow her to finish her education, and Simonson will forgo pay raises to make up for that expense.

Special Education Service Contracts were approved for Autism Consultant Services with Laurie Rogers and Visual Impairment instruction with Austin Public Schools, both for the Root River Program.

Maternity leave was approved for Carrie Mathison, high school art teacher, for 19 days.

Harmony Transit Contract

The contract with Harmony Transit was approved. Keith said they talked with Mark Scheevel and have decided a way to reduce one whole route, which will save the district $18,000 a year. They are also going to be monitoring the shuttle service to see what can be cut from that route.

Keith informed the board of some upcoming expenses, including a new radio for the buses, due to the state mandated changes in bandwidth. The district will be sharing the cost for those.

Other Business

The board approved a request for early kindergarten start for a child whose birthday is October 2. Olstad was confident it was the right decision for this child.

The online store was approved, so parents can pay for many things online. Parents can also pay school lunch accounts online, and there are family accounts now instead of individual student account .....
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the sixteenth straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each ..... 
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R-P looking at phased new facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

After losing out on various state funding for its New School Initiative for a new pre-K-12 facility, R-P is leaving no stone unturned looking at alternative options. This includes an option for a two-part phased construction of the facility instead ..... 
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R-P looking at phased new facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

After losing out on various state funding for its New School Initiative for a new pre-K-12 facility, R-P is leaving no stone unturned looking at alternative options. This includes an option for a two-part phased construction of the facility instead ..... 
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Chatfield discusses possibility of fifth kindergarten teacher

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members met on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, for the regular monthly meeting in the high school library. There were a few issues discussed that will affect the coming school year and the district’s future. One of the items of di ..... 
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College News

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Dean’s List/Honor Rolls •Bemidji State University: Ashley Christianson of Spring Valley. •Universtiy of MN Twin Cities: Kevin O’Donnell and Elsa Van Gorp of Rushford; Andrea Clement of Spring Valley. •St. Olaf College: Alyssa Lynne of Pr ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board increases lunch and breakfast prices

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro School Board members met briefly on Thursday, July 19th for the regular monthly meeting. All board members were present at this meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs. A few important items were on agenda and were for discussion betw ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools set 2012 eligibility meetings

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Eligibility meetings for 2012-2013 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony as follows: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, August 12, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. All students enteri ..... 
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R-P seeks to be authorizer of Dakota School

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All Education

The school board has granted Superintendent Chuck Ehler permission to explore the possibility of being the authorizer for the Dakota Charter Community Schools, a move that could yield several benefits to the R-P district. One of the most obvious is ..... 
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