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Lanesboro School sets levy


Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board, meeting on Thursday, September 20, set the proposed levy for 2008 at $494,472, a decrease of 2.39 percent from 2007's levy amount of $506,629.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs asked the board to set the maximum amount.

"This will give us the flexibility over the next couple of months to decide how much we want to levy," Boggs said. "We can make some adjustments as necessary."

By law, the district can reduce but not increase the final levy.

Approximately 53 percent of the levy will be used for debt service; 22 percent will go into the general fund.

Report on Curriculum

The board also approved the annual Report on Curriculum which is submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education annually.

The 2006-07 school year found Lanesboro, and other schools state-wide, making the transition from the Basic Skills Test standardized test to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments.

Boggs said that the elementary did very well with the MCA but results were mixed with reading and math scores.

The report said that "the 11th grade math test remains the toughest test for our students as well as students across the state. Only 25% of our students earned proficient scores on the math test."

Boggs said that there are some things they need to work on. One thing the school is implementing, in conjunction with the Hiawatha Education District, is the AimsWeb program used to assess reading skills before students are determined to need special education.

"Three times a year, students will be given a one minute reading test," Boggs explained. "We can use this to assess and remediate during the school year. We can determine if a student is reading at grade level or not and give them the help they need."

Other Business

• approved co-curricular contracts as well as contracts for three non-certified instructional aide positions.

• approved maternity leave for Nicole Howard beginning October 15.

• voted to dissolve the coop sponsorship for girl's golf between the district and Mabel-Canton as it is no longer necessary for either school.

Kingsland sets 2008 levy

Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - The Kingsland School Board met in regular session on September 17. Among the items taken action on was certifying the Proposed Property Tax Levy for payable 2008. The proposed maximum levy will be $2,104,864.22 as compared with the actual f ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: What the flood revealed

Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - In an ironic twist, the recent flood has revealed some likely sources for air quality issues that have long been a concern at R-P schools.

Following the September 17 regular board meeting, superintendent Chuck Ehler took several b ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board: District donates old school photos to Harmony Historical Society

Fri, Aug 31st, 2007
Posted in Education

HARMONY - At their regular meeting, Aug. 28, Fillmore Central School Board members decided to donate the class pictures of students from Harmony High School to the Harmony Historical Society, at the request of Paula Michel.

Michel approache ..... 
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R-P superintendent reports on flood

Fri, Aug 31st, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - "I've said before that Rushford is southeastern Minnesota's best kept secret," said Superintendent Chuck Ehler to the school board at their regular monthly meeting. "Um...it's not a secret anymore," Ehler continued, in one of the few ligh ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board: Contracts and policies in place for new school year

Fri, Aug 17th, 2007
Posted in Education

Pens were flying at the Lanesboro School Board meeting on August 16 as the 2007-2008 school year contracts for fall sports coaches, non-certified staff, and para-professionals were signed and approved by the board. Sarah Pieper was hired as the dayc ..... 
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Fillmore Central okays tennis court lease

Fri, Jul 27th, 2007
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Preston City Administrator Joe Hoffman attended Fillmore Central's school board meeting once again last week about the tennis courts and the proposed lease. This time the board approved the 30-year lease, and the tennis courts will be cons ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board: Personnel changes at Lanesboro Schools

Fri, Jul 20th, 2007
Posted in Education



The Lanesboro School Board officially hired three teachers for the coming school year at their meeting on July 19. Nicole Howard will teach the first-second grade split; Howard has taught previously at Lanesboro for four or five years. Super ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: Superintendent Ehler at work at R-P

Fri, Jul 20th, 2007
Posted in Education

New superintendent Charles Ehler hit the ground running as he started his tenure at Rushford -Peterson and took part in his first board meeting July 16. Calmly decisive, Ehler was ready with a recommendation to hire a combination elementary and midd ..... 
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