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Kingsland School Board


Sun, Mar 22nd, 2009
Posted in Education

What will the Federal Stimulus Money mean to the Kingsland School District? This was the question posed to the School Board on Monday night. Superintendent Darrin Strosahl said that there are some big questions to be answered. There are three main questions, according to Strosahl; "how the money will be coming to the District, what is it to be used for and what percent the State will keep for them?" He said that between now and April the Board will be confronted with answering many of these questions for themselves as a Board and input from the community. "Its guesswork regarding the Federal Stimulus," said Strosahl.

There was a lot of discussion about how the district wants to charge for use of the facilities by outside groups. Board member Al Williams said that a recent committee studied the matter by phone and he inquired if "there are some open meeting laws entering into this?" He was assured by Board Chair Mitch Lentz that the Board has been operating within the state guidelines regarding committees and the function they serve. "We need to have the committee structure," said Lentz. "If we were to sit here and discuss all issues without committee work ahead of the meeting we'd be here all night." After reviewing the question it was decided to require all groups to carry their own insurance. The Board also decided that during the summer sports programs that are being coached by Kingsland Coaching staff there will be a flat maximum rate of $500 for use of the competition gyms for the summer. The lesser value is to pay using the fee structure on an event by event basis.

High School Principal Dr. Jon Ellerbusch spoke to the Board about Math courses that are currently available to students at Kingsland and where he believes slight changes could result in a better understanding of the requirements to get into college. One suggestion was to look at making math mandatory 7th through 11th grade and then offer advanced math courses as an option in grade 12. This goes back to a Getting Prepared Report that indicates some students need help in the math area and this was followed up by Mitch Lentz saying, "we need help in this area and I would be in favor of aligning Science with Math." The item was information for the Board and no action was taken.

Three retirements were presented to the Board. Those were Jeanne Toews after 31 years, Phyllis Skogstad with 34 years, and Sharon Goede 22 years.

In the hire department Angela Boysen .....
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Lanesboro sets 2009-10 school calendar

Fri, Mar 20th, 2009
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro school year will begin on September 8 next fall, the latest start in recent memory. The Minnesota legislature requires that school districts begin their school year after Labor Day, supposedly to allow northern resorts to benefit from ..... 
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R-P School Board hopeful, yet realistic on budget

Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
Posted in Education



At the district's school board meeting on Monday, February 23, the board discussed their recent meeting with Senator Sharon Erickson Ropes and Representative Greg Davids, where the district was essentially asked to prepare the school budget, ..... 
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Kingsland discusses use of facilities by outside groups

Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
Posted in Education



A major item of discussion at the meeting of the Kingsland Board of Education on Wednesday, February 18, was the question of use of school facilities by civic groups and other organizations.

John Fenske approached the Board asking f ..... 
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Fillmore Central anticipates budget cuts

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
Posted in Education

Preston - There was a lot of discussion among the Fillmore Central School Board members at their Feburary 18 meeting about the budget for the upcoming year, possible cuts and how to work with the legislative decisions that are coming up this spring. ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears about successful Spanish trip

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
Posted in Education

Spanish teacher Chris Knutson briefed the Lanesboro School Board at their February 19 meeting on the recent Spanish trip to Southwest Texas. Knutson and teacher Dave Rogers chaperoned the trip.

Thirty eight Sophomore and Junior students left ..... 
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Nitecki to lead R-P school board again

Fri, Jan 30th, 2009
Posted in Education



John Nitecki will continue for a fourth year as chairman of the Rushford-Peterson school board, but says it will be his last consecutive year as he believes the position should rotate more regularly. Board member Daniel Munson nominated Nite ..... 
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Fillmore Central refinances building bonds

Fri, Jan 30th, 2009
Posted in Education



HARMONY - Fillmore Central's new school board passed a resolution involving the sale of general obligation bonds. Money from the bonds will refinance $1,395,000 in debt service on the elementary school. The bonding will reduce the tax levy b ..... 
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Fillmore Central celebrates Sno Daze

Fri, Jan 30th, 2009
Posted in Education



When it comes to events at Fillmore Central High School, three stand out above the rest: Homecoming, Prom, and Sno Daze. During the week of January 26-30 Fillmore Central students celebrated Sno Daze. This is a week in the middle of the year ..... 
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