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Superintendent Harris addresses school safety


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

As Christmas Break quickly approaches for most school districts, the Chatfield School Board met on Monday, December 17 to wrap up the business for 2012. Because it was the December meeting, the Truth in Taxation Hearing occurred during this regular meeting. Superintendent Ed Harris gave an in-depth presentation highlighting the minimal changes in the 2013 proposed budget. Later in the meeting the board members approved the final levy payable for 2013 at $2,197,736.85. Harris noted that this is virtually the same as last year with only a 0.32% percent increase.

From the elementary school, Principal Craig Ihrke wished to remind parents to make sure that their children are dressed appropriately for winter weather. High School Principal Randy Paulson reiterated this to make sure high school students are dressed appropriately for winter as well in the event of a bus breakdown or similar situation. Also from the elementary school, both Principal Ihrke and Elissa Johnsrud gave an update on the reading program that students are participating in this year. Progress has been steady, and students are accelerating at adequate rates with a clear majority of students at their proficient reading level or beyond. Johnsrud stated that teachers meet every other week for collaboration on helping any struggling students, but they also come up with ways to keep quickly progressing students challenged.

Superintendent Harris gave his monthly address to the board beginning with a topic that is clearly on the minds of many—school safety. Harris explained that parents may struggle to talk to their children about school safety, so the district has put information on the district website and on the district’s Facebook page. The superintendent explained that Chatfield Public Schools has bimonthly meetings for administrators focused on school security, and there is even one scheduled for Wednesday, December 19. Harris stated, “We think we’ve got a really good handle on security.”

Before concluding the meeting Board Chair Jerry Chase, Clerk Greg LaPlante, and Treasurer Mike Tuohy were administered the Oath of Office after being re-elected in November. They will each serve another four years. With the adjournment it was announced that the next board meeting will be January 22, 2013, which is a change due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses student safety

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board discussed concerns people had brought to them about the safety of the school in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Superintendent Richard Keith said he had received a few phone calls about the subje ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses student safety

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board discussed concerns people had brought to them about the safety of the school in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Superintendent Richard Keith said he had received a few phone calls about the subje ..... 
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Security at Fillmore County Schools

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in All Education

The tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, December 14 resulting in twenty children and six Sandy Hook Elementary staff members dead has had a rippling effect across the United States, including Fillmore County. The recent sorrowful event in tha ..... 
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R-P approaches city prior to referendum

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

Likely the biggest topic in the community in recent days, R-P district superintendent Chuck Ehler and board representative Greg Smith addressed the city council this past Monday about the upcoming December 19 referendum vote. Along with a presentati ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson informational meeting

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools will be holding an Informational Meeting regarding the upcoming Referendum for New EC-5th Grade Building for Business Owners on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Stumpy’s Banquet Room (basement ..... 
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Fillmore Central sells facility bonds for HVAC project

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton Patty Heminover of Springsted financial advisors gave the Fillmore Central School Board some great news at their regular meeting on November 27. She informed the board that the alternative facilities bonds were sold at a competitive ..... 
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