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Kingsland explores options for principal and superintendent


Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School Board workshop session was held Monday night and progress was made on three very important issues.

The first item under consideration was the board's agreement on advertising for a superintendent, replacing Darrin Strosahl who has resigned and taken a position in another district. There were various suggestions brought forth by board members as to the duties of a superintendent and where that person should be located. It was also asked by members if the superintendent could assume other duties in the district as well. Mitch Lentz told members that when they interview for a superintendent these questions can be asked and considered. They also discussed hiring a consultant to search for a superintendent as they did last time with Strosahl. There was some thought that the district should save the money on a consultant and perform this function themselves. After several minutes of discussion they decided to put the hiring process for the superintendent on the agenda for March 15. At this point it would appear as though the board will be starting the search for a superintendent to hire as soon as possible. Principal Jim Hecimovic was present and advised the members that getting this process done as soon as possible is necessary because of the number of districts that are looking for superintendents right now.

The subject of principals and deans was next on the table. Four suggestions were recommended by administration: the first was having two principals and one activities director; the second was two deans and one principal; the third, one dean and one principal; finally, the fourth was for the superintendent to be located in Wykoff and one dean/principal. In the end, after much discussion, it would appear as though the option of two deans and one principal got the most support and will be voted on at the board meeting Monday night.

Dollar-wise, the decision will result in a savings of $716.04 over the current base of $178,882.00. If approved, the two-dean option will show a dean for elementary and AD. The second dean would be responsible for 7-12 and the principal, James Hecimovich, K-12 at the middle school.

The deans would fall in MA step seven on a 203 day contract, which is 20 additional days over teacher contracts.

There would be a district contribution for health insurance. ($460 per month.)

K-12 principal would be responsible for curriculum work, AYP plans, staff development, da .....
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Singer-songwriter Elisa Korenne will teach students at Rushford-Peterson

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Education

Rushford, MN - National touring performer and teaching artist Elisa Korenne will teach the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Rushford-Peterson Middle School. From April 12-16, Korenne will offer students her "History in Song" workshop. Students will lear ..... 
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Kingsland Board of Education workshop focuses on next year's budget

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

"Your homework assignment was to bring in proposals to balance the budget," said Board Chairman Mitch Lentz addressing the Kingsland Board of Education.

The workshop session of the Kingsland Board of Education Monday night was consumed with ..... 
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Fillmore Central's big changes

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

Starting next school year, there will be numerous changes made at Fillmore Central Schools. There will no longer be a middle school in Preston, as the seventh and eighth graders are moving to the high school building.

During their meeting on ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson middle school honor roll 2nd quarter

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

A Honor Roll

Grade 6

Keean Benson, Carissa Bieberdorf, Noah Dahl, Kate Klungtvedt, Savannah Neitzke, Bailey O'Hare, Rachel O'Shaughnessy, Morgan Vitse, Clara Wieser, Caryn Wolter.

Grade 7

Jordan Agrimson, Joshua Agrimson, ..... 
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Historic Forestville announces summer camp scholarship

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

Step into the past and don the apron of a shopkeeper in the general store, measure out fabric and medicines, create a storekeeper's secret code. Tend to the garden/field and chickens, saw and carry in wood for the wood burning stove. Bake cookies in ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central Elementary School in Preston will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up information meeting for parents and visitation for students on Thursday, March 18th, at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary media center. Please use the elementary ..... 
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Facebook class in Chatfield

Wed, Mar 3rd, 2010
Posted in Education

As social media marketing continues to explode in use, the Lanesboro Area Chamber is working to set up a Facebook for our community. The Chamber is also exploring offering a Facebook class this year. Here is a nearby opportunity for you to consider. ..... 
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Arizona couple wills $125,000 to Upper Iowa University

Mon, Mar 1st, 2010
Posted in Education

FAYETTE, Iowa (February 25, 2010) - Upper Iowa University is the recent recipient of a $125,000 gift from the estate of La Vonne I. Gutches, wife of the late William F. Gutches, a 1929 graduate of UIU. Upper Iowa will establish an endowed annual scho ..... 
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