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What qualifies for Health and Safety Program Revenue?


Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the Lanesboro School Board meeting on June 17, there was some discussion about an application for Health and Safety Program Revenue. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained that this application used to be called Attachment #99. The board approved having the administration go forward and seek out money for items that qualify for Health and Safety funds.

Boggs said there are certain things that can be covered by Health and Safety. When they replaced the lights in the gym, it was paid for with Health and Safety money. They have also used that money for smoke detectors. Board member Sara Decker asked if they always cover the same things, or if it changes.

Boggs replied that it is, at times, a "moving target." He thinks that lights might not qualify for Health and Safety in the near future.

Boggs also said the fire marshal was at the school and found only a few minor things the school needs to update, including the emergency plan. "It's the shortest list we've ever had," said Boggs.

Math Teacher and Curriculum

The board approved a contract with a new math teacher, Jeff Debuhr. Boggs explained that Debuhr will be moving here from Colorado, where he has nine years teaching and coaching experience. He is originally from Waukon, Iowa. Boggs said they are still looking at the schedule for next year, but it is possible they may be able to offer calculus to the seniors.

Resident Sally Ming mentioned that at the last meeting, Boggs said Mr. Clark would be at this meeting to talk about the math curriculum for next year. Boggs said he would have him come to the next meeting, or else Ming could stop in and visit with him at any time.

Boggs said they are working on getting Algebra 1 for eighth graders next year. They are trying to get more advance classes for younger students that want it, so they are able to take calculus when they are seniors.

Sports Recognition

Boggs said he would like to recognize and congratulate the Lanesboro/Fillmore Central golf and track and field teams and their accomplishments this season. "We had a very good year again," said Boggs. He added that one track student, Jordan Jarland, went on to state, where he placed first in hurdles and the long jump.

Other Business

The board approved the resignation of Chris Knutson as the Junior Class Advisor. Boggs said she has been the advisor for sixteen years, and has done a great job.

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$500 scholarship available for returning college students

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship for Fillmore County college students who are returning to school this fall. To be eligible students must be a returning college sophomore, junior or senior; must be pursuing ..... 
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Make a splash...read!

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Ahoy Readers! Young people age 0 through 18 are encouraged to come in and "Dive into Books" at Preston Public Library this summer, June 7 - August 28. Readers may sign up anytime all summer long. Weekly prize drawings will reward readers along with ..... 
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Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff's Association awards scholarships

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff's Association awarded two $500.00 scholarships this year. The scholarship program was established by the association in 1998. Graduating high school students who are residents of Fillmore County and pursuing a care ..... 
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County wide bullying grant

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Fillmore Family Resources was awarded a county wide violence prevention grant in 2008. The grant is a Problem Solving Partnership Grant from Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs. The primary goal of the grant is to increase sa ..... 
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Teen summer reading at the Chatfield Public Library

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Summer is here! Come on down to the library and participate in the summer programs, or just check out a good book! All teens ages 13-18 are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Chatfield Public Library. The Teen Summer Re ..... 
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Fire at Fillmore Central High School handled well by all involved

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 25, high school Principal Heath Olstad gave the board an update about the recent fire at the high school building. The fire occurred on Wednesday, May 19, during the lunch hour, and it started ..... 
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Living with D.A.R.E.

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Living with D.A.R.E. does not only mean drugs, it means making right choices. You shouldn't let a friend make your choices for you, even if they are your best friends, because the choices may not always be something good, like having you do drugs. Y ..... 
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D.A.R.E.

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

I have learned how to make healthy choices for myself since being in the D.A.R.E. program. I also have learned many ways to say "NO" to bad peer pressure which will enable me to make good choices in my future. D.A.R.E. has alerted me about many harm ..... 
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