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Chatfield School Board recognizes Lyman Hare


Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

After fourteen "rewarding" years on the Chatfield School Board, Lyman Hare voted on school issues for the last time as a board member at the school board's regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 21, 2010. Board chairman Jerry Chase thanked Hare, noting that as a businessman and a school board member, "You can't keep everybody happy in town." Hare responded, "Always be able to explain your vote." He went on to thank the community, the faculty, and the students who supported him during his time on the board.

Superintendent Greg Ehresmann gave the board a brief update on recent building projects. Bathroom renovations are proceeding according to schedule, while problems relating to the water table on the elementary school property are being investigated, with different tiling options being discussed. Ehresmann also asked the board to consider pavement options for the new sidewalk being installed. Though asphalt would save the district $400, concrete would aesthetically match the rest of the school's sidewalks. The board decided to discuss the project with the city council, which is also supplying funds for the new sidewalk, before making their final decision.

High school Principal Randy Paulson also gave a presentation on behalf of the Schedule Advisory Committee (SAC). Since the last board meeting, the SAC met twice and formed a list of recommendations to present to the school board. Among these ideas were continuing with the current supervised study time program, switching to "flex scheduling" for 7th through 12th graders, and changing from a quarter system to a trimester system for 7th and 8th grade students. The administration of Chatfield Schools has already decided to move 7th and 8th grade exploratory classes to the trimester system, which would eliminate one section of the class and, therefore, cut down on costs. The administration has also decided to eliminate block class periods from the schedule for next year, again to save money. However, the SAC and the faculty of the school are recommending that the district adopt "flex scheduling" instead of moving to a eight-period day. In flex scheduling, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays would operate on an eight-period schedule, with students attending all eight classes each day for approximately 45 minutes each. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, students would attend block classes, with Wednesdays devoted to odd-hour classes and Thursday to even-hour classes. Each class on these days would be twic .....
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Bernard Bus Service fights for R-P contract

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

At the Monday, June 21st, school board meeting, Mike Bernard, owner of Bernard Bus Service, and attorney Joe Hammell spoke before the board, contesting the recent bidding process for the district's transportation needs. Ready Bus Line, of LaCrescent ..... 
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What qualifies for Health and Safety Program Revenue?

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the Lanesboro School Board meeting on June 17, there was some discussion about an application for Health and Safety Program Revenue. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained that this application used to be called Attachment #99. The board approve ..... 
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$500 scholarship available for returning college students

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship for Fillmore County college students who are returning to school this fall. To be eligible students must be a returning college sophomore, junior or senior; must be pursuing ..... 
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Make a splash...read!

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Ahoy Readers! Young people age 0 through 18 are encouraged to come in and "Dive into Books" at Preston Public Library this summer, June 7 - August 28. Readers may sign up anytime all summer long. Weekly prize drawings will reward readers along with ..... 
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Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff's Association awards scholarships

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff's Association awarded two $500.00 scholarships this year. The scholarship program was established by the association in 1998. Graduating high school students who are residents of Fillmore County and pursuing a care ..... 
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County wide bullying grant

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Fillmore Family Resources was awarded a county wide violence prevention grant in 2008. The grant is a Problem Solving Partnership Grant from Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs. The primary goal of the grant is to increase sa ..... 
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Teen summer reading at the Chatfield Public Library

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Summer is here! Come on down to the library and participate in the summer programs, or just check out a good book! All teens ages 13-18 are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Chatfield Public Library. The Teen Summer Re ..... 
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Fire at Fillmore Central High School handled well by all involved

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 25, high school Principal Heath Olstad gave the board an update about the recent fire at the high school building. The fire occurred on Wednesday, May 19, during the lunch hour, and it started ..... 
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