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Kingsland School Board approves maximum proposed levy


Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School board certified the maximum property tax levy for 2012 in their meeting Monday, September 19.

"We certified the maximum instead of a specific dollar amount in the event that the state has made and error or a correction needs to be done, we don't have to come back and recertify an amount," Kathy Beevers, Business Manager, said. "Any adjustments, plus or minus, can then be accounted for and sent to the county auditors as they prepare tax statements that will be sent out after Christmas."

The proposed total levy, which totals $2,033,537.67, represents a 4.68 percent increase compared to the 2011 levy. A Truth in Taxation public hearing will be held on December 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the district office to review the proposed 2012 levy. The regularly scheduled school board meeting will follow the public hearing.

Superintendent John McDonald reported that enrollment this fall is 639 students, down 16 students from last year. "We graduated a large class of 73 students last spring," he said. "We started all-day kindergarten this year and have 62 students this fall. We have been in declining enrollment for the past few years. We hope we have bottomed out."

The next school board meeting will be Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. in the district conference room.

Fillmore Central sets preliminary levy

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School Board set their preliminary levy during their regular meeting on September 27. Superintendent Richard Keith said the levy, which was set at $1,621,231.60, is a 5.54 percent increase over last year. He explained the reason ..... 
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College News

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

Dean's List/Honor Rolls

• UM Twin Cities: Danielle L. Fong of Harmony, Nicole M. Bradley of Preston, Kevin McDonnell of Rushford, and Amanda S. Holmen of Spring Valley.

•College of St. Scholastica: Matthew Quanrud of Preston. ..... 
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R-P rescinds resolution to Department of Education

Fri, Sep 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

As a result of feedback from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the district has rescinded its resolution to move forward with the bonding referendum February 12, 2012. According to Superintendent Chuck Ehler, the MDE, in looking at the di ..... 
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Chatfield school year off to successful start

Fri, Sep 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

Chatfield School Board members had a busy meeting discussing the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year on Monday, September 19, 2011. All members were in attendance for the regular meeting.

Superintendent Harris stated that the beginning of ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools Mini Grant Program

Fri, Sep 16th, 2011
Posted in Education

A "mini grant" program has been continued for the Fifteenth straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District.

Grants of up to $500 eac ..... 
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Fillmore Central Band honored

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central Schools 7-8th Grade Concert Band has been selected to perform at the 2012 Minnesota Music Educator's MidWinter Clinic in downtown Minneapolis. The preliminary schedule for the band's performance is Friday, February 17 at approxi ..... 
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Chatfield gets ready for new school year

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Chatfield Public School system is gearing up for another school year in the coming weeks. School board members met on Monday, August 22 for the final meeting before the 2011-2012 school year begins.

Recently, the district has been worki ..... 
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Fillmore Central implementing Response to Intervention program

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central's Special Education Director Micki Breitsprecher spoke to the school board recently about the Response to Intervention (RtI) program. The program is designed to help kids who are considered "at risk" for math and reading problems. T ..... 
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