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Houston School Board approves technology plan


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held its first meeting of the new year on January 14. At the meeting the board made several organizational decisions, including choosing dates for all of the school board meetings in 2014. The meetings normally have a start time of 5:30 p.m. but the board decided to move meeting times back to 6 p.m. to accommodate board members’ schedules and give more time for citizens to make it to the meetings after work. The school board calendar can be found on the Houston Public Schools website.

At the meeting, elections were also made: Tom Stilin was re-elected as Chair, Gary Wilson was named Vice Chair, Ron Evanson was elected Clerk and Mimi Carlson was made Treasurer. Committee appointments were made and board representatives were also named. After all of the organizational decisions were made the school board resumed business as usual.

Krin Abraham presented the district’s technology plan that was created by Scott Gottfried, Jason Ludwigson, Lisa Schutte, and herself. According to Abraham, “Last year Houston Public Schools received over $20,000 in TEA (Telecommunications Equity Access) aid. Houston Public Schools needed to have an approved plan on file with Minnesota Department of Education and SEMNET (Southeast Minnesota Network) to qualify for funding for the current school year. To receive TEA funding, the district needs to be part of a consortium, which for Houston Public Schools is SEMNET.”

Abraham also talked in detail on a few elements of the technology plan, including the the plan to one day have electronic textbooks that can be updated as needed. Abraham gave the example of how their history textbooks name Bill Clinton as the last President and Pluto is still categorized as a planet in science books. The electronic textbooks would serve as a “living document” as it has the ability to be continually updated. This was just one of the many items discussed in the technology plan. The plan was approved by Minnesota Department of Education on December 27, 2013, but needed approval of the plan by the school board. The plan was approved by the school board.

At the meeting, Paul Grupe asked for approval of the high school band and choir spring trip to Kansas City, Mo. Grupe was pleased that the choir was invited this year on the annual band trip. The trip is scheduled for March 20-23, with those days filled a variety of different activities including three performances .....
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Tri-state junior high honor band

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Congratulations to the following Fillmore Central 7-8th grade band students on being selected to participate in the 2014 Tri-State Honor Band in Decorah, Iowa, on Saturday, March 1. Josh Peters, 7th grade trumpet, Alex Mathison, 8th grade trumpet, ..... 
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College News 1.20.14

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Fall Dean’s List/Honors •St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn.: Kelsey Sauer of Harmony. • St. Mary’s University, Winona, Minn.: Kaitlyn Keefe, of Chatfield; Tiffany Johnson, of Harmony; Krystal Souhrada, of Ostrander; Shane Jacobs ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board sets 2014 levy

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board certified their levy and approved the budget at their regular meeting on December 19. The levy for 2014 was set at $373,445.53. Superintendent Jeff Boggs said the levy has gone down this year, and has been doing so for t ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board expresses thanks to many

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on December 17, 2013 immediately following the Truth in Taxation meeting. All members were present. The minutes from the November 19, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to than ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board expresses thanks to many

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on December 17, 2013 immediately following the Truth in Taxation meeting. All members were present. The minutes from the November 19, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to than ..... 
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Chatfield School Board approves 2014 levy

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

CPA Alan Anderson was in attendance at the Chatfield School Board meeting on Monday, December 16 to give a district audit financial report on the 2012-2013 school year budget. Anderson reported that the school district is doing well in terms of its ..... 
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Kingsland Superintendent McDonald discusses proposed one site location

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

By Jackie Horsman Over the past few years, Kingsland has been a school that has made leaps and bounds in the academic realm. It is now considered by many to be one of the most progressive and cutting edge schools in Minnesota, as well as a model f ..... 
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Kingsland Superintendent McDonald discusses proposed one site location

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Over the past few years, Kingsland has been a school that has made leaps and bounds in the academic realm. It is now considered by many to be one of the most progressive and cutting edge schools in Minnesota, as well as a model for schools across t ..... 
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