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Chatfield school board makes appointments


Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Several Chatfield FFA members, three representatives of R.A. Morton, and the new interim superintendent of Chatfield Public Schools were all special guests at the school board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2010. The meeting also included a variety of discussions about finances, committee appointments, and Potter Auditorium.

The evening began with school board committee appointments. Board chair Jerry Chase noted that several committees, such as the facilities committee and the Hiawatha Valley Education District, run more smoothly when the committee members are consistent from year to year. With this in mind, the only change made to the current roster of committee members was to make F. Mike Tuohy chairman of the legislative liaison committee, replacing Chase.

Two student groups were represented next on the agenda. The Chatfield FFA chapter's Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event team demonstrated how to conduct a meeting with correct parliamentary procedure. The various officers explained their duties before showing the board how to correctly make a motion, amend a motion, amend an amendment, and how to accurately give precedence to different types of motions. Nichole Clemens, a junior, was also present to update the board on the activities of the Student Senate. Upcoming projects include Pennies for Patients, which will feature a competition among different grades, and a chocolate sale for Valentine's Day.

On a more serious note, Tuohy updated the board on a recent committee meeting he attended that was "heavy on school finances." Financial instability on the state level is having sobering implications for schools, and Tuohy said that districts aren't likely to receive state funds in March or April. Though he called the details given to schools at this time "very vague," Tuohy said that the state may even talk of borrowing money for up to ten years from schools with a reserve fund in place. The state hopes to set up a program that would allow districts without funds to borrow what they need. Though the news was unsettling, Tuohy reminded the board that the "doom and gloom was somewhat expected."

Preston Euerle, owner and president of R.A. Morton, was also present to give the board a short summary of the district's building project. He thanked the board for allowing his company to be part of their team and repeated his earlier intention to form a long-term relationship with the district. After .....
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Fillmore Central triple "A" award winners

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Tricia Harstad and Nathan Hanson have been selected to represent Fillmore Central High School in the Triple "A" (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) Award program sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.

Established in 1988, the Tri ..... 
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Lentz remains chair of Kingsland school board

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

After two meetings that had tie votes for a board chairman, the Kingsland School Board elected the current chair, Mitch Lentz, as chairman. In the past two unsuccessful attempts the vote was three votes for Mitch Lentz and three votes for Mike Zimme ..... 
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Discussing Superintendent's role

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Kingsland Board of Education met in special session on Wednesday night and attempted to elect a board chair for 2010. Two people were nominated for the position:

The current board chair, Mitch Lentz, was nominated by Deb Dahl and seconde ..... 
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Early Childhood Initiative

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) is a county wide coalition of community members who are concerned and involved in the early childhood experience for our children. The mission for our ECI is to "support families while building a ..... 
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Fillmore Central's District Science Fair

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central District Science Fair was held on Tuesday, January 12th. The students presented their final projects to an array of local judges. This process started back in September where the students wrote down three topics they were interes ..... 
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Fillmore Central Knowledge Bowl Team

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

In case you hadn't heard, the knowledge bowl teams did a fabulous job last Wednesday. We should all be extremely proud of how well our students represented Fillmore Central.

First of all, congratulations to the 9 th grade knowledge bowl team ..... 
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Kingsland School Board faced with some challenging decisions

Fri, Jan 8th, 2010
Posted in Education

The agenda for the meeting of the Kingsland School Board was short to begin with, and as it ended up, the board didn't get through item 1.

The first item on the agenda was the Election of Board Officers. The current Board Chair, Mitch Lenz, ..... 
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Chatfield School Board endorses transfer of Potter Auditorium over to EDA

Thu, Dec 31st, 2009
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board held its regular monthly meeting on December 21st, 2009. All of the board members and approximately fifteen community members were present. Holiday refreshments were served to those present to accompany the "Truth in Taxat ..... 
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