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Fillmore Central hears audit report for 2010-2011


Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Education

At the regular board meeting on November 22, Fillmore Central received the audit report from Steve Salveson of Smith Schafer and Associates.

Salveson went over the revenues and expenditures for different areas of the budget from 2010-2011. As far as the revenues, the state aid dropped some, and the federal aid dropped quite a bit. Property taxes went up, even though the levy remained the same. Salveson explained there was a state tax shift this year that accounts for that.

Administrative expenditures were down, as well as regular instruction, which is due to a decrease in student numbers. Site and building expenditures went up because of the HVAC project at the Preston site.

As for the General Fund, revenues are down, and expenditures are down, due to declining student numbers. The food service balance and Special ed. are fairly even. The Community Service fund had an increase due to the daycare. Salveson said Community Ed. has taken care of the deficit, and the negative is getting less and less.

Salveson summarized that the Unassigned Balance of the General Fund is 29 percent of their expenditures. Things have improved for the district over the last few years. He thanked Darla Ebner and Kathy Whalen for their work on the audit, as well as the budget committee for their time.

Chairperson Ross Kiehne commented that it is great they have increased the fund balance without cutting any programs. "Excellent work by everyone," he said. "From staff, teachers, all the way to the top."

The board approved the audit report.

Mural Request

High school art teacher Carrie Mathison and senior Cassie Holme made a request to paint a mural in the gym. They showed the board members a picture of what the finished product will look like.

Mathison explained that Holme has an Independent Study class with her first hour every day. During that time she will be working on painting the word "Falcons" on the wall behind the bleachers.

They also made a request to do something similar in the senior hallway. Mathison explained that since the wall is tiled, they will have to rough it down so it will hold the acrylic paint. Maintenance employees will be involved in the project as well. The board approved both projects.

Negotiations Committee

Kiehne said the negotiations committee met with the faculty and the meeting went very well. He mentioned there has been a "soft freeze" on salarie .....
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Lanesboro School Board focuses on 2010-2011 audit report

Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Education

Lanesboro school board members met on November 22, 2011, for the monthly November meeting. The monthly meeting focused on the district's 2010-2011 audit report and a presentation by high school and elementary administrators regarding the district's ..... 
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Fillmore County Schools pass referendums

Fri, Nov 11th, 2011
Posted in Education

Two schools in Fillmore County, Mabel-Canton and Chatfield, had questions on the election ballot November 8 about referendums. They left it up to the voters to decide the fate of their financial future, and the voters were considerate enough to help ..... 
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SMIF awards $95,000 in grants

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Education

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently announced an award of $15,000 to the Kingsland Early Childhood Program (communities of Spring Valley and Wykoff) for its Preparing Children for Kindergarten through Collaboration project. The ..... 
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Two Lanesboro youth nominated as Minnesota Ambassadors of Music travel to Europe July, 2012

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Education

Kirsten Ruen and Megan Kiehne, two juniors at Lanesboro High School, have the opportunity of a lifetime! They have been nominated to serve as Minnesota Ambassadors of Music and travel abroad next July 2012. Every two years, this association takes a ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson conferences

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Education

Parent-Teacher Conferences for grades K-12 of the Rushford-Peterson Schools will be held on Tuesday, November 15 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. and on Thursday, November 17 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.

Conferences for all grades; elementary, middle, and high sc ..... 
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School board hears about Fillmore Central's Ag in Motion trip

Fri, Oct 28th, 2011
Posted in Education

During the regular meeting on October 25, the Fillmore Central School Board was treated to a presentation by two students who attended the Ag in Motion trip this past summer. Dan and Theresa Doerr spoke about the trip and gave a power point presenta ..... 
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R-P selects architectural finalists for New School Initiative

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Education

The New School Initiative is gaining momentum with the district seeking architectural proposals from eight regional firms. The action comes following direction from both the community and recommendations from an in-depth study by the Joint Facilitie ..... 
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Kingsland School Board discusses changes in property tax law

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School board discussed the impact that the changes in the homestead residential market value may have on taxpayers in the school district at their meeting Monday, October 17.

The 2011 Minnesota Legislature repealed the homestea ..... 
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