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R-P names McBroom new high school principal


Fri, May 30th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHOFRD - There will be a new principal at the helm of Rushford-Peterson High School. Shane McBroom of Chatfield was offered and accepted the principal position, it was announced at an R-P school board special meeting May 28.

McBroom replaces Brad Johnson who announced his retirement earlier in the year. In addition to his principal duties, McBroom has agreed to teaching one block per semester, beginning after his first semester.

McBroom's background fits in nicely with the district's goal to increase business class offerings. With a masters degree in business and marketing education, McBroom will develop business and management courses for R-P.

Since 2002, McBroom has been employed at Century High School in Rochester. In addition to teaching business and marketing, he served as 9th grade boys basketball coach and most recently, since September 2007, was an Assistant Administrator for Rochester Public Schools.

McBroom attended the special meeting with his wife, April, a teacher in Chatfield, and daughter Aspen, six months old.

The board approved without discussion the resignation of 6th grade teacher Jonathan Pettit.

Also on the agenda were a couple of land rental issues. Karen Wilkemeyer was present to explain why she and husband Tim would like to rent approximately a quarter acre from the field behind their house. The Wilkemeyer's need the additional space for their home daycare, but neighbors attended this and the previous meeting to speak out against the idea of the school renting the land to the Wilkemeyers.

Wilkemeyer appeared well-prepared with notes and answered all questions put to her. She said she'd spoken to a number of professionals, including her daycare inspector, who approved of the plan. According to Wilkemeyer, she'd also been given the "green light" regarding the safety of any chemicals that might be used in the surrounding bean field.

Neighbors had a concern that an unsightly fence might be used, but Wilkemeyer told the group they'd decided to use a cedar split-rail fence for its attractiveness and because it's the type used by many daycares.

Superintendent Ehler appeared to support the rental to the Wilkemeyers, but when board chair John Nitecki asked whether there was a motion, nobody on the board said a word.

In Roberts' Rules of Order, an issue cannot be discussed unless there's an actual motion on the table, so the effect of having no motion is that i .....
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Fillmore Central School Board struggles with uncertainty over restructuring

Fri, May 30th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore County School Board tackled a long agenda at their nearly four hour meeting on May 27. Members grappled with changes to Superintendent Myrna Luehmann's job description. The blending of her job and that of the K-8 principal is ..... 
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R-P looks at ways to cut costs

Fri, May 23rd, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - With the word "recession" on everyone's mind, and record prices on goods like gasoline and groceries, school districts all over are looking for ways to tighten budgets that already have no wiggle room.

In his first year at R-P, Su ..... 
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Kingsland prepares for end of year, looks forward to new facility

Fri, May 23rd, 2008
Posted in Education

"It takes a lot of boxes to move a school!!"

These were the words of Mitch Lentz, Chairman of the Kingsland Board of Education at their regular meeting on Thursday evening, May 22. Lentz was referring to the current building program of the ..... 
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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 esti ..... 
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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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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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