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Lanesboro School Board supports staff training


Fri, Apr 17th, 2009
Posted in Education



The Lanesboro School Board at their Thursday, April 16 meeting, approved a measure that would allow teaching staff to attend special training provided by the Hiawatha Valley Education District in August. Staff will be able to trade one workshop day for one training day as an incentive to attend. The district would then pay staff a stipend to attend any remaining training days.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said that about 10 staff attended the training last year and he thought it would be good to offer the opportunity again. Boggs said that staff usually attend one or two days of training offered during the five day program, whatever suited their teaching needs.

Chairman Dave Ruen said he supported the practice, but wondered if it might be considered a benefit that might come up during teacher negotiations.

School board member Dave Lawstuen said that if the training opportunity was approved annually by the board, he thought it would not be considered a part of negotiations.

Counseling

Principal Brett Clarke updated the board on the Career Guidance Plan. He said that a letter would be sent out to parents of 9th through 12th grade students to update them on timelines their children face in planning for post high school opportunities.

Clarke said that this way parents will be informed about what students are exposed to at various grade levels regarding academic planning.

He said that this will help parents plan with their children how best to choose classes that suit their career plans.

Other Business

• The board approved hiring Pam Ristau, CPA to conduct the districts 2008-09 audit at a bid of $6000.

• The board accepted the property and liability insurance bid of $20,057 from EMC as represented by Vaaler Insurance Agency.

• The board passed a resolution of congratulations to members of the high school choir and band for their success at the large group contest in Caledonia on March 23. The choir received a superior rating and the band received an excellent rating.

• The May board meeting on May 21 will be at 6:00 p.m.

FC Board looks at budget cuts, places five teachers on UAL

Sat, Mar 28th, 2009
Posted in Education

Budget cuts were a major item of discussion for the Fillmore Central School Board at their Tuesday, March 24 meeting. Ideas for reductions have been gathered from staff, board members and administration, and Superintendent Myrna Luehmann presented s ..... 
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Fillmore Central music does it again!

Sat, Mar 28th, 2009
Posted in Education

Monday, March 23, marked another success story for the Fillmore Central Music Program. Large Group Contest is an event that the band and choir have been preparing for since before Christmas break. It's like a State Competition for Music, except it's ..... 
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R-P places five teachers on unrequested leave due to budget cuts

Sun, Mar 22nd, 2009
Posted in Education

Five probationary status teachers from the Rushford-Peterson elementary and middle school were put on unrequested leaves of absence/non-renewal of contracts for the next school year by the Rushford-Peterson School Board at their March 16 meeting.
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Rushford / Peterson Town Meeting

Sun, Mar 22nd, 2009
Posted in Education

On Friday evening, March 27, 2009, citizens from Rushford, Rushford Village, Peterson and the surrounding area are invited to come together in a Town Meeting over a free soup and sandwich supper hosted by the Town Meeting Initiative (TMI) and Southe ..... 
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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 q ..... 
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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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