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Houston School Board makes changes to MNVA program


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board sailed through their June 17 meeting despite the long agenda for the evening. The majority of the meeting’s items called for action on topics that were discussed at previous meetings.

The board started out approving a change to the “Resolution Establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy”. The original document erroneously stated that the date of the general election was to be held on November 3. The board approved the correction of the document to state that the date of the general election will be on November 4, 2014.

The board also approved the 5 percent rate increase to the FY2015 Dental Insurance Plan for employees, as well as a $0.10 increase in the cost of school lunches. This raises the price of school lunches to $2.20 for K-6 and $2.45 for 7-12.

At the meeting, the board approved the FY2015 Proposed Budget, which included the Health and Safety Budget. The board also approved the Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan that was presented by Krin Abraham at the last school board meeting.

The board decided to approve the change proposed at the last school board meeting by Principal Lundberg to make June 5 next year’s graduation date rather than May 29. The MNVA graduation date of June 7 was also approved.

Several policies were also approved by the board, including policies on employee background checks, video recording on school buses, drug and alcohol testing, and several others. The board also approved the renewal of their MREA membership.

The high school boys and girls locker room demolition project was also approved, as well as the proposal to install a wheelchair lift for the high school stage. The wheelchair lift itself and installation will cost $18,880.

Scott Gottfried, IT Director, submitted a technology plan for the 2014-2015 school year. The proposal requested the purchase of teacher desktop systems, library/lab Chromeboxes, student laptops, laptop carts, and Chromebooks. The board approved the purchase of all but the teacher desktop systems. The teacher desktop systems purchase will be discussed at the next school board meeting.

The board also approved a one-month extension to Interim Superintendent Rick’s contract. The new contract will give Superintendent Rick’s contract an end date of July 31, 2014. Dr. Rick will also work three days a week rather than four, with compensation a .....
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R-P moves new referendum forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Options regarding the new school initiative and a November 4, 2014 referendum were recently presented to the Rushford-Peterson District School Board. Gary Olson, of Ehler’s & Associates, and Dean Beeninga, of architectural firm ATS&R, presented th ..... 
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R-P moves new referendum forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Options regarding the new school initiative and a November 4, 2014 referendum were recently presented to the Rushford-Peterson District School Board. Gary Olson, of Ehler’s & Associates, and Dean Beeninga, of architectural firm ATS&R, presented th ..... 
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R-P moves new referendum forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Options regarding the new school initiative and a November 4, 2014 referendum were recently presented to the Rushford-Peterson District School Board. Gary Olson, of Ehler’s & Associates, and Dean Beeninga, of architectural firm ATS&R, presented th ..... 
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College News 6.16.14

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Dean’s List •North Dakota State University: Morgan L. Boyum, Jacob R. Kappers and Kayla M. Woltz of Chatfield, Minn.; Rebecca J. Theede of Fountain, Minn.; Britten J. Churchill of Rushford, Minn. •Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota: Kai ..... 
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Houston School Board works on 2015 budget

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on June 3. At the meeting the board continued discussion from the last meeting about the FY15 Proposed Budget and Gwen Rostad was present to answer any questions the board had. The board must approve a final b ..... 
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Fillmore Central School District is the recipient of a $5,000 Minnesota Twins Fields for Kids Grant

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Fillmore Central School District is happy to announce that we have been chosen as the recipient of a $5,000 Minnesota Twins Fields for Kids Grant that will help complete the fencing project at the Fillmore Central Baseball Field in Preston and a ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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