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Fillmore Central School Board to require annual review of administrators


Fri, Feb 22nd, 2008
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School Board had some discussion at their regular meeting last Thursday, February 21 about the need to conduct annual reviews of the administration and the superintendent. The board members agreed that having an annual review procedure in place would be very beneficial, and would provide staff with constructive feedback on how they are performing in their jobs.

Currently teaching staff have filled out surveys on the two principals, and Superintendent Myrna Luehmann will hold a review with them in the future. The concern of the board was who would be giving Luehmann a review.

Chairperson Sue Sikkink agreed to be part of the review process but suggested that another board member also be involved. The two board members, Sikkink and Vice-Chair Deb Ristau, will compile surveys done by other board members and do the actual evaluation with Luehmann.

The board also approved having an annual evaluation for administrative heads, such as the principals, the head custodian, community education director and others. These evaluations would be done by Luehmann. Board member Sue Ostrom recommended having the annual reviews completed in January of each year.

Brenda Lentz, K-8 Principal, stated that, as an administrator, she feels that it would be difficult to set goals when an evaluation is in the middle of the year. She believed the end of the school year would be a better time to set goals for the following year. There would be regular check ups throughout the year to see how things are progressing.

The board felt that there needed to be a starting place for the evaluations, and approved having them in the middle of the school year.

Budget Committee

During the January meeting, the school board agreed to form an ad-hoc committee to proceed with the approximately $200,000 in budget cuts. Board member Ron Stevens mentioned that he felt that everyone on the board should be involved in deciding what the cuts will be, instead of a committee. The board approved the dissolution of the committee. There will be a special meeting for the board to discuss possible budget cuts on March 11 at 8:05 p.m. at the Middle School library in Preston.

Other business

• Brenda Lentz was removed from the certified staff seniority list, as she is not a licensed MN teacher. She will still have seniority in her principal position.

• An open enrollment request was approved for a family .....
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Rushford-Peterson School board deals withroutine matters

Fri, Feb 15th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - It was slim pickins' for new business at the R-P school board's regular meeting last Monday, February 11. But maybe that's a relief after a year that included a 500 year flood.

Superintendent Chuck Ehler reported that he and admin ..... 
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Fillmore Central faces budget cuts

Fri, Feb 1st, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore Central School Board is faced with the difficult and unpleasant task of making cuts to the budget for 2008. At the regular meeting on Wednesday, January 30, the board decided to form an ad hoc committee to look at the numbers ..... 
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R-P moves closer to asking for new school

Fri, Jan 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The Rushford-Peterson school board unanimously approved a 20-page letter to Commissioner of Education, Alice Seagren, prepared on behalf of the district by ICS Consulting, Inc, of Spring Lake Park.

The document outlines a "skeleto ..... 
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Kingsland receives several gifts

Fri, Jan 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - It was a very positive meeting of the Kingsland School Board. It started off with several donations to the School District from members of the public. Sam's Club donated $1,000, the Fountain Fire Department gave another donation of $1,000 a ..... 
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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 Span ..... 
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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.

A special memorial s ..... 
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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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