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Lanesboro School Board authorizes 2008 multi-cultural trip


Fri, Jan 18th, 2008
Posted in Education

LANESBORO - At their first meeting in 2008, the Lanesboro School Board authorized teacher Chris Knutson to go ahead with organizing a December 2008 school trip to the border area of Texas. Billed as a Multi-cultural Experience, with exposure to Spanish, Knutson said that 63 students had expressed preliminary interest in participating in the trip. It is estimated that it will cost $1,000 per student and it is hoped that fundraising would take care of fifty percent of each student's costs.

Counseling Grant

Principle Brett Clarke briefed the board on a grant administered by the state Office of Higher Education aimed at encouraging students to get "in and through" college. The grant would provide resources that would be targeted at ninth and tenth graders, with a focus on aiding them on making curriculum choices that aim toward college attendance and completion.

Clarke said that the school is doing similar things already through Life Skills classes and that the grant, if approved, would supplement this.

Board member David Ruen said that the program would help move our students along a curricular path.

"It is almost as if we would be doing a development plan on each student, with the aim of them acquiring skills," Ruen said.

The board authorized Clarke to apply for the grant before the February 5 deadline.

Supplemental Curriculum

Clarke also updated the board on the latest efforts by the district to provide supplemental learning programs to aid students.

The school has acquired Math software that will allow students to work individually to help them understand math concepts, ranging from general math to calculus.

Clarke said the unique feature of the software is that it allows the student to approach problem solving in more than one way - if the student isn't able to master the concept on their first attempt, the program will then try teaching from a different perspective.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said that they are exploring ways to implement this new feature into the teaching program.

Other Business

• The board passed a resolution authorizing the administration to work on their behalf to make reductions in programs and positions as is necessary. This is an annual requirement of the state.

• The board elected officers for 2008: John Rein, chairperson; David Ruen, vice-chairperson; Linda Sifford, clerk; and Eric Miehlisch, treasurer.

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R-P Superintendent gives "generosity" report

Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - "We continue to be impressed and thankful for the generosity people have shown to our school and community," said Superintendent Chuck Ehler at the regular meeting of the R-P school board, December 17. "It's overwhelming."

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Kingsland receives donations

Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School Board met Monday night December 17 and heard reports on several issues. The Christmas spirit was evident as it was announced that several donations have been made to the district by local residents.

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Water damages books at Fillmore Central High School

Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

HARMONY - Fillmore Central High School Principal, Heath Olstad told the school board at their December 17 meeting that over 300 books were lost due to water damage when a sink overflowed in a second floor science room and leaked into the first floor ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board certifies levy

Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

LANESBORO - The Lanesboro School Board held their last meeting of calendar year 2007 on Thursday, December 20, 2007. At the meeting, the board certified the education levy for taxes payable in 2008 at $494,472. The amount was for the maximum allowab ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board: Parents can now go online to monitor child's progress

Fri, Nov 30th, 2007
Posted in Education

Parents can now go online to the Fillmore Central website to check their child's academic progress at school, Principal Heath Olstad told the school board at their November 26 meeting. Parents, with use of their password, can only access their own c ..... 
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R-P takes another step in exploring new facility

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The R-P school board took another step on their path to exploring special funding for new school facilities by approving the hiring of ICS Consulting of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, for architectural services.

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Kingsland addition on schedule

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - Pat Simpkins of the DLR group briefed the Kingsland school board members on the progress of the new addition to Kingsland High School at the Nov. 19 meeting. He said that in the last few weeks great progress has been made and that workers a ..... 
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Lanesboro School finishes fiscal year with strong financial performance

Fri, Nov 16th, 2007
Posted in Education

LANESBORO - "This is a fun district to audit, because it has strong fund balances," CPA Pam Ristau told the Lanesboro School Board at their Thursday, November 15 meeting.

Ristau presented the district's audited financial statements for the ..... 
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