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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 statements and Treasurer's Report without discussion.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs shared information with the board on a proposed levy certification, which is 3 percent less than last year. Boggs stated that there are not as many needs in areas the district would levy for, in particular deferred maintenance items. Boggs also stated that new laws no longer require separate tax and levy meetings and that both areas would be covered at the December 17th board meeting. The board approved the Superintendent's recommendation.

The board discussed and approved the Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Performance. "This report is a snapshot of what we are teaching and how we are teaching it," Boggs stated. The report encompasses goals that the school wants to accomplish with its students, he told the board.

The board discussed at some length two new teacher contracts; one with Math instructor Mark Dissell and a second with Art instructor, Krista Flaig. Dissell's position was added to bolster the district's math program by increasing the number of math classes offered to students. Flaig's contract was amended to increase her hours for Journalism instruction and assistance with the school's year book. Boggs complimented both teachers on their performance. The board approved the two contracts. Several other extra curricular special contracts were also approved.

School Psychologist Heidi Johnson was a guest at the meeting to discuss her role within the district. Johnson gave a comprehensive report on her duties with special education, regular education and advisor for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Johnson also discussed in detail the district's new Second Step, violence prevention program for students in K - 8th grades. The board questioned Johnson about the program's success to date and about the Positive Behavior Intervention Program for grades 9 - 12. Johnson was thanked for her thorough presentation.

Superintendent Boggs reminded the board of the November 19th board meeting when Representative Sharon Ropes will be in attendance to discuss any concerns of the board.

Patron Comments

The meeting was opened up to anyone wishing to address the board .....
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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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R-P School Board determines referendum amount

Fri, Sep 4th, 2009
Posted in Education

In a nearly vacant room, with the exception of two members of the media and one district teacher, the Rushford-Peterson School Board came together in a special meeting to discuss and determine the fate of a new operating levy on Monday, August 31st. ..... 
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FCHS marching band playing at the first home football game

Fri, Sep 4th, 2009
Posted in Education

Don't miss your chance to see the 2009 FCHS Marching Band in action at the first home football game on Friday, Sept. 11th! The 82-member marching band will perform the first selection from their fall show, entitled, "ROCK REWIND." Selections include ..... 
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Fillmore Central improves AYP status

Fri, Aug 28th, 2009
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann told the school board on August 25 that the district made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) based on testing done last spring.

Fillmore Central did not make AYP last year and was put on an improvem ..... 
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Kingsland discusses i4Knights

Fri, Aug 28th, 2009
Posted in Education

There was a good crowd at the August 25, 2009, Kingsland Board Meeting and at the workshop preceding the meeting.

After over an hour of discussion on facilities and i4Knights the board sat back and discussed the issues that were brought for ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves hiring of math teacher to improve MCA test scores

Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board met Thursday, August 20 to finalize and clarify some last-minute details before classes resume on September 8.

The issue of fall sports was heavy on the agenda this week. The board approved the coaches for the cro ..... 
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Chatfield continues to prepare for opening of new school

Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Posted in Education

The Chatfield school board met August 17 to deal with last-minute issues before the school year begins. This includes the approval of various policies-including school attendance, school standards, and district testing plans (all things that need to ..... 
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R-P School Board seeks continuity in prepareation for referendum

Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Posted in Education

At the Monday, August 17th meeting, the board diligently sought to find a clear, collective strategy in the goal for a new or improved operating levy referendum. The current levy, which was adopted in 2002 in the amount of $840 per pupil, is set to ..... 
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