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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board


Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18.

There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more than $300,000. Superintendent Richard Keith explained the reason for the difference is mandated health and safety projects.

“The history of Health and Safety money requested was around $200,000,” said Keith. “It usually stays pretty steady. Last year we had very little in the Health and Safety budget.”

Keith realizes that the increase looks like a lot, but noted that there were no Health and Safety projects last year. This year, there are two major projects that the district was required by the state to do. One was a fire alarm project at the high school and the elementary which was more than $200,000. The other was the exhaust air system at the high school, an $80,000 project. Both of those projects are being addressed with this levy.

The total levy approved was $1,821,278.73.

Principal and Dean reports

Principal Heath Olstad reported that Rochester Amateur Sports Commission has nominated the Fillmore Central Girls Volleyball Team for Team of the Year, and Coach Denise Case for Coach of the Year. A banquet will be held on January 27 at the Mayo Civic Center Auditorium where the winners will be announced.

Dean Chris Mensink informed the board AgStar made a donation to the school district of $750. This money will go toward the purchase of a baseball fence. Mensink said the fence will cost around $15- $20,000. He is currently looking into grants and other funds for the project.

The high school gym floor renovation is on schedule, and should be finished by the time the students return from winter break.

Vision, Mission and Belief

Keith presented the board with two versions of the Fillmore Central Vision, Mission and Belief statements, both of them very similar. Under the belief statements, Keith added a sentence regarding the importance of confidentiality.

The first belief statement was amended slightly. The original read, “that all students can learn through a high-quality education.” Board member Emily Ellis asked why the phrase “are entitled to” after the word “students” was left out in this version. The board approved the statements wi .....
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Kingsland School Board performs double duty

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room for a Truth in Taxation meeting followed by a regular school board meeting at 6:45 p.m. All school board members were present with the exceptio ..... 
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Houston School Board debates levy scenarios

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on December 17. At the meeting Houston High School Principal Todd Lundberg presented information on the school’s new Robotics program that is set to launch in January of 2014. Principal Lundberg told the boa ..... 
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Wykoff resident speaks out against Kingsland Board’s proposed closure of middle school

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

On October 21, the Kingsland School Board voted unanimously to close the middle school location in Wykoff and move to a single site school in Spring Valley. Along with the closure would come a referendum that would need to be approved to expand the ..... 
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