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Fillmore Central teacher pay freeze?


Fri, Jul 31st, 2009
Posted in Education

At a short meeting on July 28, the Fillmore Central School Board adopted some new policies and made some changes to others. They also approved some changes to the Root River Program handbook, as well as the High School handbook.

Superintendent Myrna Luehmann explained there were a few changes to the family medical leave policy that came from the federal government. She also explained the changes made to the transportation policies. Last year some changes were made in regards to persons driving students in school vehicles. The legislature said the drivers must have the same regulations as bus drivers. Luehmann said this was going to cost districts a lot of money, as they would have to pay for physicals for anyone who drove students in a school van. This year, the legislature changed this to mean any person who was hired only to drive students. Paraprofessionals and people driving school vehicles will still have to have some training, go through the pre-trip checklists, and have a background check.

The board approved the other policies without any changes. The policies included things like student attendance, violence prevention, bullying, discipline, tobacco and discrimination.

Negotiations

Board member Craig Britton said that at a recent negotiations committee meeting they heard from teachers. The teachers proposed a $1,000 raise for the first year and $500 for the second year. Britton said the negotiations committee proposed a salary freeze for two years, with no steps or lanes. No action was taken.

Other Business

The school board accepted a donation of $4,000 from the Booster Club. The money will go to the athletic fund.

The board approved the following items:

- a child care leave starting in November for Becky Mueller, high school math teacher;

- the lease with SEMCAC for the Head Start room at the elementary school with an increase of $25 per month;

- Membership in the MSBA (Minnesota School Board Association) for the next year;

- The interagency agreement between Fillmore Central, Zumbro Valley Mental Health Services and Fillmore County Social Services for the Root River Program;

- The hire of custodian Brenda Hahn for two days a week from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.;

- The hire of Travis Malley as the seventh grade volleyball coach, with the stipulation that if there are less than 15 girls in both seventh and eighth grade together, they will not need a second coach .....
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Kingsland, Fillmore Central, Chatfield above average

Fri, Jul 24th, 2009
Posted in Education

In the July 20 issue of the Fillmore County Journal, I dissected the 2009 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test scores for mathematics and reading for all six Fillmore County area school districts.

From that information, sorted and f ..... 
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"Time is of the essence" for R-P School Board

Fri, Jul 24th, 2009
Posted in Education

A bump in the road to finding a new principal for the district was one of the key topics at the Monday, July 20th, meeting. The district has attempted to be ultra-proactive in both finding the person best suited for the district opening and in utili ..... 
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Strosahl discusses Kingsland's future

Fri, Jul 24th, 2009
Posted in Education

It was one of the longer school board meetings on Monday night as board members for the Kingsland School District waded through the monthly bills and other housekeeping chores.

High on the list of discussion was a presentation by Superintend ..... 
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How is your school performing?

Fri, Jul 17th, 2009
Posted in Education

Since 2006, the Minnesota Department of Education has administered the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test for students, teachers and administrators to identify areas of proficiency along with opportunities for improvement.

With th ..... 
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Lanesboro follow-up meeting regarding bullying

Fri, Jul 17th, 2009
Posted in Education

Concerned parents, faculty, and community members attended a special meeting on July 14th to further discuss the topic of bullying in the Lanesboro Public Schools. The issue spurred much debate and discussion at the last school board meeting on June ..... 
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Second Lanesboro school board meeting of the week

Fri, Jul 17th, 2009
Posted in Education

Parents packed the room at the July 16 Lanesboro school board meeting in hopes of further discussing the recent hot-button bullying issue, although it was lunch prices, substitute teacher pay, and renewing yearly agreements that dominated the meetin ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board proposed 2009/10 budget

Fri, Jun 26th, 2009
Posted in Education

Many decisions were made for the 2009-2010 school year at the recent Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 23rd. There were also some changes made to the teachers. The board accepted a resignation from Charlene Grabau, a part-time custodian. ..... 
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Lanesboro parents and school contend with bullying

Fri, Jun 19th, 2009
Posted in Education

Over 30 concerned parents and community members packed into a small office in the Lanesboro Public School Thursday, June 18 to share their opinions and worries on the topic of bullying. Although there were many other items on the agenda for the scho ..... 
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