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Fillmore Central improves AYP status


Fri, Aug 28th, 2009
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann told the school board on August 25 that the district made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) based on testing done last spring.

Fillmore Central did not make AYP last year and was put on an improvement plan. Luehmann said they must make AYP two years in a row to be off the improvement plan.

The middle school made AYP in all categories, as well as the elementary school. Only the third and fourth graders were tested at the elementary. Luehmann said the school did much better this year than the year before, and is hopeful that they can maintain or improve their scores.

MREA Meeting

Board member Deb Ristau recently attended a Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) meeting. She said they talked about the legislative problems and the $6.4 billion deficit the state is dealing with. Ristau said the district's cutbacks will come with the property tax shift this year. The shortfall will come when they receive their state funds in June of 2010.

Ristau said the meetings are always good and there is a lot of information. Luehmann agreed that the MREA has always done well for schools in rural areas.

Summer Maintenance

Projects

Luehmann said the summer maintenance projects went very smoothly. There were a lot of small repairs done at all three buildings, as well as a lot of painting. The middle school roof project is completely finished and went very well. There is a new roof on the garage in Preston, and a sidewalk at the high school was repaired.

Summer Rec.

Board member Sue Ostrom reported on this year's summer recreation program. According to Ostrom, the program's revenues were up and costs were down, and both the Harmony and Preston groups were well under budget for the year. She also said that the cities of Harmony and Preston have agreed to take on 100 percent of the costs of the program. The district will still take care of the administration and supervision of the program.

This year the cities' share was 80 percent. Luehmann said that summer rec. programs are paid for by the city in most communities in the area.

Principal's reports

The school year has begun early and things are moving along smoothly in both schools. Luehmann said there will be a Spanish Exploratory class for the sixth graders taught by high school Spanish teacher Brian Wolfgram. Luehmann said the K-8 Stop 'n Drop was well attended, as well as the .....
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Kingsland discusses i4Knights

Fri, Aug 28th, 2009
Posted in Education

There was a good crowd at the August 25, 2009, Kingsland Board Meeting and at the workshop preceding the meeting.

After over an hour of discussion on facilities and i4Knights the board sat back and discussed the issues that were brought for ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves hiring of math teacher to improve MCA test scores

Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board met Thursday, August 20 to finalize and clarify some last-minute details before classes resume on September 8.

The issue of fall sports was heavy on the agenda this week. The board approved the coaches for the cro ..... 
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Chatfield continues to prepare for opening of new school

Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Posted in Education

The Chatfield school board met August 17 to deal with last-minute issues before the school year begins. This includes the approval of various policies-including school attendance, school standards, and district testing plans (all things that need to ..... 
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R-P School Board seeks continuity in prepareation for referendum

Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Posted in Education

At the Monday, August 17th meeting, the board diligently sought to find a clear, collective strategy in the goal for a new or improved operating levy referendum. The current levy, which was adopted in 2002 in the amount of $840 per pupil, is set to ..... 
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Graduating seniors fair well in Fillmore County

Fri, Jul 31st, 2009
Posted in Education

In Fillmore County, the communities have always been very supportive of their schools and the students who graduate from them. Businesses, organizations, and individuals pull together to help these kids be successful in life by giving them some mone ..... 
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Chatfield school finances looking good

Fri, Jul 31st, 2009
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board meeting was held July 20 in the high school media center. The first item of business involved four Chatfield Girl Scout students-ninth graders Merissa Wellman, Kayla Nelson, Danielle Felstead, and Shoshana Kosnopfal. The f ..... 
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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.

Superintende ..... 
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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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