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Houston School Board discusses CAD


By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in All Education

The Houston school board met on March 17. They began the meeting acknowledging long time employee Margie Hargrove. Hargrove has served as a special education van driver and a paraprofessional for over 20 years. “Margie Hargrove is one of those individuals that I think we’re going to miss greatly,” said Board Member Michaleen Bonner. “It’s a compliment to the schools when we have people willing to stay and give that consistency.”

The board then discussed course offerings, presented by Superintendent Krin Abraham on behalf of Principal Todd Lundberg. Abraham made note of the great interest in the science and industrial technology departments. Abraham made special note of the Computer Aided Design (CAD) class, and the great interest students had for that. Within these departments, Lundberg and Abraham hope that interest builds for a robotics class in the future.

The physical education department also added two courses. “There are classes that are too large to lump into one,” said Abraham.

These classes typically shoot for 10 students minimum and a maximum of 30, though therehave been exceptions in the past.

Board Member Kevin Kelleher asked about parent involvement in deciding classes to which Abraham affirmed great interest on the part of the parents. “The parents are involved a great deal more with Ramp Up to Readiness,” she added. The program Ramp Up to Readiness is an intentional type of programming that prepares students for life beyond high school.

Abraham brought a new method of authorization to the board as well. According to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the board needs to make a designation of an identified official authority, so that Abraham would have access to secure websites for the local education agency. In the past, this process has been much more of a frustration for Abraham. “MDE is changing their website and the rights given with that website,” she said. In the past, Abraham would have to fill out paperwork for each section of the website. She would then also need the former official authority to relinquish authority via paperwork. Sometimes, according to Abraham, that didn’t work efficiently. “What they’re trying to do is streamline (the process),” said Abraham.

The board made the motion to make Abraham the identified official authority, which passed unanimously.

Kelleher then reported on the Jo .....
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Rushford-Peterson revisits old issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

The Rushford-Peterson School Board met Monday, March 15 and once again debated issues raised at previous meetings. At the February meeting, a summary by ATS&R architect Dean Beeninga on the New School Initiative prompted some discussion of an altern ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson revisits old issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Education

The Rushford-Peterson School Board met Monday, March 15 and once again debated issues raised at previous meetings. At the February meeting, a summary by ATS&R architect Dean Beeninga on the New School Initiative prompted some discussion of an altern ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson revisits old issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

The Rushford-Peterson School Board met Monday, March 15 and once again debated issues raised at previous meetings. At the February meeting, a summary by ATS&R architect Dean Beeninga on the New School Initiative prompted some discussion of an altern ..... 
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Kingsland K-6 school year starts with two Pre-Assessment Days

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

March 16, the Kingsland School Board met in regular session. In attendance were Doug Plaehn, Ann Oeltjen, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Deb Larson, and Superintendent John McDonald. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of the ..... 
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Kingsland K-6 school year starts with two Pre-Assessment Days

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

March 16, the Kingsland School Board met in regular session. In attendance were Doug Plaehn, Ann Oeltjen, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Deb Larson, and Superintendent John McDonald. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of th ..... 
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Mabel-Canton to update school’s boiler system

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the February 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with only one minor change. ..... 
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Mabel-Canton to update school’s boiler system

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the February 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with only one minor change. ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up Information Meeting for parents and visitation fo ..... 
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