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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 football field that is already owned by the district, was "determined to be an excellent building site based on the borings they (Chosen Valley) conducted," reported Superintendent Ehler to the board Monday, April 21.

In a motion articulated by Greg Smith to "accept the results that it's a buildable site," the board approved of the determinations by Chosen Valley.

A large portion of the land is on a foundation of "good, clean sand," according to the report, which goes on to recommend techniques such as adding fill to some areas.

Ehler also asked the board to authorize him to pursue a variance of the property from R2 to A1 so that he might seek a renter and bring in some income with the property. The board was hesitant.

Smith wondered if digging up the land was wise, given the sand beneath. Ehler assured him the land would be terrace-farmed. John Nitecki wondered about the effect on the nearby neighborhood in matters of noise and additional people working in the area. Dan Munson suggested that maybe some of the school staff would want to use parts of the property, for instance, science teachers.

After voicing their concerns, the board nevertheless gave Ehler the go ahead to ask for the variance with the understanding that he'd seek their approval before actually renting the land.

The land will be purchased from Richard and Holly Holle for a total price of $145,000. Ehler said the terms are 3.83% interest for a payment plan lasting seven years.

Ehler wrapped up the land discussion by adding that he planned to forward the Chosen Valley report to John Ryberg of the state's education department, requesting that, if the state approves, Ryberg put in writing that approval of the site as buildable for a future school. Without state approval of the site, the land deal will not happen, according to Ehler.

Free Lunch

R-P students can continue to receive hot lunch (and breakfast) throughout the summer this year thanks to a grant obtained by Joyce Miller. The district currently has 58% of its students who qualify for free or reduced lunch prices, which boosted eligibility for the grant.

There will be no break in food service when school ends. Breakfas .....
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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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Lanesboro School District gets ready for prom

Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

It must be spring. The Lanesboro school board meeting on Thursday, March 20, was all about the upcoming prom on May 3rd.

So far, 12 adults from the community have agreed to chaperone the dance and one off duty police officer will be present ..... 
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