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Houston School Board approves MSHSL grant submission


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on February 3. At the meeting the board approved board committee assignments and approved sending requests for auditing services proposals to four different firms.

Casey Indra, Houston’s athletic director, requested that the school board approve the submission of the MSHSL Foundation Grant. The grant will supply Houston High School coaches with books and other materials that will aid in their coaching. Indra has requested $3,800 from the Foundation, but the total amount awarded will be decided by the Foundation. The board approved the submission of the grant.

Interim Superintendent Rick had met with each of the board members from January 27-30 to discuss their thoughts and questions in their search for a permanent superintendent. The board hoped to glean knowledge about the role and characteristics to look for in a candidate from seasoned Interim Superintendent Rick. Rick highlighted the themes and concerns the board members had and presented them.

Rick also directed the school board by saying if the board hopes to move forward in the process for hiring a new superintendent that they need to post the position immediately. If the school board decides to continue with an interim superintendent, then they should begin discussing extending the interim superintendent agreement through June 30, 2015.

There was a lot of discussion among the school board members in regards to which path would be most beneficial to take. School board member Mimi Carlson felt they could benefit from extending Interim Superintendent Rick’s contract, reminding the board of Rick’s experience with school organizational structure. One of the primary concerns of the board is the organizational structure and collaboration between Houston Public School and Minnesota Virtual Academy.

School board member Gary Wilson also favored extending Rick’s contract, saying Rick has a wealth of experience and they could reap the benefits of it.

There was concern that there is too little time to find a great long-term candidate with all the work that is still left to be done in the search process. In addition, the board had a hard time agreeing on what characteristics they were looking for in a new superintendent in general. Some thought giving more time for the superintendent search would be preferable and extending Rick’s contract would supply adequate time.
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College News 2.3.14

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in All Education

Dean’s List/Honors •Gustavus Adolphus College: Nathaniel Chase of Chatfield, Bailey Hilgren of Chatfield and Carl Schiltz of Rushford. •University of Wisconsin - La Crosse: Sarah Costello of Chatfield, Athletic Training Major; Jamie Mathison ..... 
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Kingsland discusses impact of snow days

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Superintendant John McDonald was also present. Following the Pledge of Allegi ..... 
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Kingsland discusses impact of snow days

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Superintendant John McDonald was also present. Following the Pledge of Allegi ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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