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Rushford - Peterson discusses open meeting in preparation for forums


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Due to several upcoming public forums, the R-P district has sought legal advice on regulations regarding to open meeting law. The district has been advised to follow protocol for published notice, as it does with board meetings, so regardless of whether a quorum is present at the forum, there will be no risk of Open Meeting Law violation.

A number of meetings are scheduled in the coming months, specifically relating to the school board and the November referendum. All events are open to the public. They include:

Referendum Informational meetings to be held Monday, September 22, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the middle school in Peterson and Monday, October 6, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the high school theatre in Rushford

Repurpose & Development Committee meeting to be held Thursday, Octover 2, at 6:00 pm, in the high school theatre. The meeting is aimed at finding a vision for the repurposing and redevelopment of current facilities should the referendum be successful. The meeting will begin in the library, but will break into small group discussion into the upper library.

A School Board Candidate Forum to be held Monday, October 13, 7:00-8:30 pm, high school theatre. Eight candidates are vying for three vacancies on the board. Candidates include Dave Ansell, Trevor Auman, Joyce Iverson, Dean Mierau, Evan Meier, Jon Pettit, Ryan Oian, and Len Strapp. Elections will be held Tuesday, November 4.

The open meeting discussion prompted school board member Taylor Peterson to bring forth a concern regarding board members remaining at the district following the close of board meetings. Citing an August meeting in which he returned to the location of the board meeting following adjournment, Peterson noted he was surprised to find all board members and some administration still present and conversing. “This has been going on since I’ve been here. It’s frustrating that it continues to happen,” added Peterson. “Something’s got to be done. When the meeting is adjourned, the meeting is adjourned.”

“That’s not my perspective,” responded Superintendent Ehler.

“It’s personal,” noted board member Valerie Howe. “No one is asked to leave. We’re just socializing.”

“It happens very seldom,” added board chair John Linder. Peterson was further asked by the board about the frequency of the instances and if Peterson had specific dates.

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Rushford - Peterson discusses open meeting in preparation for forums

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Due to several upcoming public forums, the R-P district has sought legal advice on regulations regarding to open meeting law. The district has been advised to follow protocol for published notice, as it does with board meetings, so regardless of whe ..... 
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Houston discusses MNVA enrollment and proposed levy certification

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on September 16. At the meeting Superintendent Krin Abraham gave an update on the facilities improvements that have been made to the school in the last several weeks. The last part of the upgrades include sta ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board discusses bus routes

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lori Anderson approached the Lanesboro School Board about making changes to the transportation policy. The current policy regarding the bus routes is only students who live outside of a one-mile radius get picked up. Anderson wondered if the scho ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects nearing completion

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

There were multiple projects going on at both the Harmony and Preston sites of Fillmore Central Schools, and all of them are winding down as the first day of school approaches. Principal Heath Olstad said the sprinkler system at the high school h ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects nearing completion

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

There were multiple projects going on at both the Harmony and Preston sites of Fillmore Central Schools, and all of them are winding down as the first day of school approaches. Principal Heath Olstad said the sprinkler system at the high school h ..... 
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Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2014. THE MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this ..... 
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Houston Superintendent Abraham appointed as MNVA Head of Schools

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on August 19. At the meeting, the board set a date for the Truth in Taxation meeting, which will be on December 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Houston High School library. The big discussion of the night was th ..... 
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