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Lanesboro School Board discusses bus routes


Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lori Anderson approached the Lanesboro School Board about making changes to the transportation policy. The current policy regarding the bus routes is only students who live outside of a one-mile radius get picked up.

Anderson wondered if the school could make an exception, or an amendment to the policy. She said there are many kids that live on the far side of town that have to walk while carrying heavy backpacks, sports equipment, and musical instruments. This makes walking especially difficult in the winter, and parents are not always around at that time to drop off the students at the school.

She suggested a safe place for a bus stop in that particular area, as there are up to 12-13 kids in her area that might use it. She also suggested making a similar stop on the other side of town.

Board member Steve Snyder said they have to consider whether or not there is a bus going by that area, and if there is room on that bus. He felt it was fair to look into it.

Chairman Dave Ruen said they could not make a decision that night, as they need to speak with the bus drivers and figure out the logistics. School is starting soon, and the bus schedule is already finished. Anderson had some concerns about getting the policy into place soon, but was assured it wouldn’t take long, and could be done before the cold weather.

The policy committee will meet and discuss the issue and come back with a proposal at the September meeting.

Art Contract

A shared contract with Chatfield for art teacher Kelly Puent was approved.

“People are concerned we are cutting art,” said Boggs. “We are having the same amount that we had before. He added there will be a half hour a day that will be taught by an elementary teacher instead of the high school art teacher.

Personnel

The board approved the resignation of Cody Hungerholt from his paraprofessional position and coaching position. The board thanked him for his years of service and said they appreciate all he has done.

Contracts were approved for Christine Swier for Title I, Riley Bahl as a paraprofessional, and Linda Danielson for the kitchen.

Fall Coaches

Coaches for fall sports were approved. For football, James Semmen will be the head coach, with Kelly McMillan and Ethan Simonson 1st assistant coaches, and Brett Clark 2nd assistant. For cr .....
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Fillmore Central projects nearing completion

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

There were multiple projects going on at both the Harmony and Preston sites of Fillmore Central Schools, and all of them are winding down as the first day of school approaches. Principal Heath Olstad said the sprinkler system at the high school h ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects nearing completion

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

There were multiple projects going on at both the Harmony and Preston sites of Fillmore Central Schools, and all of them are winding down as the first day of school approaches. Principal Heath Olstad said the sprinkler system at the high school h ..... 
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Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2014. THE MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this ..... 
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Houston Superintendent Abraham appointed as MNVA Head of Schools

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on August 19. At the meeting, the board set a date for the Truth in Taxation meeting, which will be on December 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Houston High School library. The big discussion of the night was th ..... 
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Principal of Mabel-Canton High School resigns

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 19th, 2014 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the July 15, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to welcome back the staff and students of Mabe ..... 
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Chatfield School Board proclaims new referendum authority

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

At its regular August meeting on August 18, the Chatfield School Board approved a resolution authorizing new board approved referendum authority that will generate local revenue for the district. While the additional revenue will be generated locall ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson discusses plans for repurposing facilities

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Following a recent Tri-City meeting, and meetings with municipal councils and entities, the school board continues to discuss options for repurposing current facilities should the November referendum be successful. In doing so, the district has secu ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson discusses plans for repurposing facilities

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Following a recent Tri-City meeting, and meetings with municipal councils and entities, the school board continues to discuss options for repurposing current facilities should the November referendum be successful. In doing so, the district has secu ..... 
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