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Chatfield schools report illness-related absences have been pretty steady


Fri, Oct 23rd, 2009
Posted in Education



The Chatfield School Board held their regular meeting on October 19th, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. following a special discussion about the legislature and the recent building projects with Senator Sharon Erickson-Ropes.

The board talked about numerous topics concerning the new elementary school. Though the school year is going well thus far, a few minor concerns, such as a water leak and work on a pole shed, are still being fine-tuned. Elementary principal Craig Ihrke mentioned that parents really enjoyed parent-teacher conferences, which were held last week. The board also talked about purchasing a new Kubota machine to deal with snow and ice at the elementary school this winter, but decided to wait and see how the first winter goes with the machine they presently own.

The high school also received a share of the discussion. High school principal Randy Paulson talked about the recent success of the open house to show the public the high school renovations. Parent-teacher conferences were held the same night, with Student Senate members conducting tours of the new facilities for all who attended. Board member Matt McMahon mentioned that there are still some renovations which the board would like to complete at the high school, such as redoing the bathrooms, putting in new baseball cages, and replacing the doors on the biology lab cabinets. McMahon detailed the difficulty that the contractor had trying to install the new baseball cages on the unlevel ground designated for them. As a result, the new cages will not be ready for the spring 2010 baseball/softball season. The board decided to wait and see how the projects currently being completed play out before looking into renovating the cabinets in the biology lab.

Superintendant Hainlen briefly talked about the effects of the H1N1 flu virus and other sickness on absences this year, saying that so far the number of absences has been pretty steady, with fewer students absent at the high school than at the elementary. Dr. Hainlen also gave the board an overview of the stimulus money allotted to Chatfield Schools. He also mentioned that he will be present at the National FFA Convention this year to judge events and to see two Chatfield students receive awards.

The board approved a resolution regarding the Potter Center for the Arts, which, summarized by Dr. Hainlen, says that "we as a board want to meet together with the city and the EDA on accepting those terms" which have bee .....
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R-P School Board receives audit report

Fri, Oct 23rd, 2009
Posted in Education



Hearing from Darwin Viker of independent auditing firm Larson Allen Weishair, the board received both cautious and positive news at the Monday, October 19th meeting.

The district received a clear audit and only two control deficienci ..... 
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R-P Referendum detailed at public forum

Fri, Oct 16th, 2009
Posted in Education

With a public audience of eight, representatives from the Rushford-Peterson School Board and administration presented detailed information regarding the operating levy referendum Monday, October 12th, at the R-P Middle School cafeteria in Peterson.< ..... 
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Fillmore Central discusses H1N1 flu

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Education

There was discussion about the possibilities of an outbreak of the H1N1 flu at the recent Fillmore Central School Board meeting. Superintendent Myrna Luehmann gave the board members information on the flu itself, as well as things schools can do to ..... 
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Senator addresses R-P School Board

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Education

Senator Sharon Erickson Ropes was present at the Monday, September 21st, meeting to provide the board with a legislative update. Her message reiterated the current economic status, but it also held some hope in regards to the new school initiative a ..... 
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Chatfield discusses salaries

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board met on Monday, September 21, in the new elementary school media center. All members were present.

Following the approval of the agenda and the accounts, Ms. Patricia Solum, a high school English teacher at Chatfiel ..... 
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Kingsland School Board certified 2010 tax levy

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Education

LEVY CERTIFIED

The Kingsland School Board certified the tax levy for 2010 on Tuesday night. The tax levy is $1,867,654.08 which is a 2.04% increase over the current levy of $1,830,372.15. This year, in an effort to save money, there will not ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves Boggs' tax and levy proposal

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Education

The school board of the Lanesboro Independent School District met for its regular monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17th. One board member was absent.

New Business

The board approved August bills, financial statement ..... 
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How was the Fillmore Central early start?

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Education

Over the summer, the Fillmore Central School Board approved a major change to the school calendar for the 2009-2010 year. Due to a major project being done at the middle school, Superintendent and K-8 Principal Myrna Luehmann recommended starting th ..... 
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