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Lanesboro School Board handles end of year business


Fri, May 16th, 2008
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board, at their Tuesday, May 13 meeting, discussed the need for resurfacing the back parking lot. It was last surfaced in 1990 and is breaking up and has some drainage problems. One bid has been submitted for the work at an estimated cost of $32,000. More bids will be sought and with petroleum based products being so costly, doing the parking lot in cement will be considered. It is hoped that the project can be completed by August 1.

Teachers contracts were approved by the board and two resignations were accepted. Those resigning are Joel Bryan, the band instructor who has taken a position in Cannon Falls and Chao Carlson, a paraprofessional, who has also accepted a new position elsewhere.

Elementary Principal James Semmen reported that an additional kindergarten teacher will be needed to accommodate the 32 full day kindergartners that will be attending in the fall. There were 25 full-day kindergartners and 27 first graders this past year, so this represents considerable growth in the upcoming year. The class will be divided into two groups of 16 students each.

Brett Clarke, the secondary principal, brought details regarding the Minnesota School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program. The school district applied for and received a grant to implement this program and leadership training will be provided to designated staff. The program is designed as a systems approach to successfully educate all students and especially those with challenging behavior. The program has been implemented across the country with successful results, according to the information offered to the board. The grant requires a two year commitment to the program. Detailed information is available on line at PBIS.ORG.

Congratulations are in order for the 29 seniors that will graduate from Lanesboro High School on June 1 at 1:30 p.m. Their baccalaureate dinner will be held on May 28 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

The next meeting will be held on June 19, 2008.

Land okay to build on for R-P school

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The property that the Rushford-Peterson School District is in the process of buying has been given a thumbs up from a Chosen Valley soil analysis team.

The eleven acres, directly across the street from the property near the footb ..... 
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Land okay to build on for R-P school

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The property that the Rushford-Peterson School District is in the process of buying has been given a thumbs up from a Chosen Valley soil analysis team.

The eleven acres, directly across the street from the property near the footb ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves summer roofing project

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

HARMONY - Custodial Supervisor Blaine Moe attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on April 22 to update the board on facility summer projects, and to make a few requests.

According to Moe, the estimate previously received for com ..... 
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Kingsland School Board deals with budget cuts

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - "These are times that we as a Board do not like to do what we have to do"

Board Chairman Mitch Lenz addressed the audience of perhaps a dozen people in the media center of the Kingsland Middle School in Wykoff at the April 21st mee ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board meets

Fri, Apr 18th, 2008
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board held a short meeting on April 17, 2008, handling a short agenda.

There was good news for kids with spring fever, school will officially end on May 30 at 11:15am.

Extended services will be provided through t ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board District's 2007-08 budget forecast improves

Fri, Mar 28th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore Central School Board, which has been dealing with budget issues lately, approved the revised budget for the 2007-2008 school year during their regular meeting on March 25.

Last June the board approved the proposed bud ..... 
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Kingsland looks at budget cuts

Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - Superintendent Darrin Strosahl discussed the need for budget cuts for next year at the board's March 17 meeting. Strosahl and Mitch Lentz recently attended a meeting with state legislators who warned them that for the next two years no new ..... 
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Block scheduling eliminated at R-P Middle School

Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - Next fall, block scheduling will be a thing of the past for Rushford-Peterson middle schoolers.

The idea of changing back to seven-period days has been in the works since late last summer, and the change was finalized last Monday ..... 
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