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Rushford-Peterson school district enters Minnesota's nation leading Q Comp Program


Mon, Feb 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Seagren announced today that the Rushford-Peterson School District will implement Minnesota's nation-leading Q Comp performance and professional pay program. The school district will receive $165,100 in total revenue for implementation in the 2009-10 school year.

"I commend Rushford-Peterson School District on their decision to participate in this important education reform," said Commissioner Seagren. "Q Comp will give participating teachers an opportunity to enhance their skills and take part in research-based professional development, which will help raise student achievement."

In 2005, Governor Tim Pawlenty proposed, and the state legislature approved, Minnesota's Q Comp program. Q Comp provides up to $86 million for districts that join the program. The Q Comp program has funds available for school districts, school sites and charter schools to implement a program for the 2009-10 school year. This funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds have been exhausted.

Q Comp is designed to advance the teaching profession by providing structured professional development and evaluation, as well as an alternative pay schedule that compensates teachers based on performance, not just seniority. The program brings together career advancement, professional development and compensation linked to academic achievement. It includes a locally agreed-upon peer evaluation process for every teacher that is based on skills, responsibilities and student academic growth. This plan is voluntary and will add up to an additional $260 per student in participating districts.

"We are very excited to be a member of the Minnesota Q Comp Program," said Superintendent Charles Ehler. "The program will provide us the opportunity to improve the use of technology in our classrooms, provide for curriculum improvements and provide professional development for our staff. We are confident that it will have a positive impact on student learning and achievement."

The Q Comp program gives participating school districts the flexibility to meet local needs within a comprehensive model of improved teaching and learning. The Rushford-Peterson School District also signed on to the Minnesota Race to the Top application. The Rushford-Peterson School District administration and teacher representatives have agreed to the following:

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Superintendent Ehresmann's impression of Chatfield Schools

Fri, Feb 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

Chatfield's new interim superintendent, Greg Ehresmann, was present at the Chatfield school board's monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Agenda items included an update on CCTV, discussion on action by the state legislature, and a report b ..... 
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Kingsland discusses a new position

Fri, Feb 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

In a work session prior to the Kingsland Board of Education meeting, board members discussed the creation of a new position that would have the title of; "Director of Buildings & Grounds." Currently, the district is under contract with a company cal ..... 
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Lanesboro school board ratifies teacher seniority list

Fri, Feb 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

The school board of the Lanesboro Independent School District met for its regular monthly meeting at a few minutes past 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. All board members were present. Chairman David Ruen called the meeting to order. The board ame ..... 
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Congrats to FCMS Band students

Wed, Feb 17th, 2010
Posted in Education

Congratulations to all of the FCMS Band students who performed at the recital on Tuesday, Feb. 16th! YOU WERE FANTASTIC! Over 80% of the students received "top" or Superior ratings, 20 % received Excellent Awards, and there were no "Good" ratings giv ..... 
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Epilepsy Foundation announces scholarships

Mon, Feb 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is pleased to announce the 2010 call for applications for the Elam Baer and Janis Clay Educational Scholarship program. This program is in its fifth year and has been made possible through the generosity of Elam B ..... 
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What is cyberbullying?

Mon, Feb 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

It seems cyberbullying is on the rise. Online bullying, called cyberbullying, happens when teens use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Cyberbullying is a problem ..... 
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Fillmore Central hosts Math Wizards competition

Fri, Feb 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

On Monday, January 18th, Fillmore Central hosted the first Math Wizard's meet of the season. Math Wizards is an academic competition for fifth and sixth grade students. Schools from around the area, including Kingsland, Mabel/Canton, Lanesboro, and S ..... 
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Fillmore Central seeks budget shortfall resolve

Fri, Jan 29th, 2010
Posted in Education

There was a lot of discussion related to the budget at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on January 25. The board went over a few options they are looking at for cutting about $200,000 from the 2010 budget.

Superintendent Myrna Luehm ..... 
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