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Fillmore Central sets goals for 2015


Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Education



Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with the goals for 2014-15 as recommended by the World’s Best Workforce committee. The state identified five areas to work on; kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade literacy, closing achievement gaps, all students career and college ready, and graduation rate. The committee created goals to help the district improve in those areas.

A different kindergarten readiness test will be given that will hopefully give the district a better idea how ready students are. Keith said sometimes kids are ready intellectually but not necessarily socially. Last year’s readiness test showed 94 percent of students were ready for kindergarten.

As for 3rd grade literacy goals, the district will be doing AIMSweb testing to determine how the students are doing. Scores from fall will be compared with scores in the spring. Keith said they are scoring quite well already.

Fillmore Central will not be able to determine the achievement gap in terms of racial differences because there is not enough diversity. They can, however, work on the gap when it comes to students who qualify for free lunches and those who do not, and students in special educataion versus general education.

The four-year graduation rate shows how many students graduate after four years of high school. The rate for Fillmore Central is 90 percent, which is well above the state average.

2015 Organization

The board elected officers for 2015. Ross Kiehne will remain chairperson, Craig Britton the vice-chair, and Jim Love the clerk. Deb Ristau was nominated vice-clerk, and Sue Sikkink will remain treasurer.

Board salaries will remain the same as 2014, as will the committee assignments.

The official appointments and designations for 2015 will also remain the same. The official depositories are First Southeast Bank in Harmony, F&M Bank in Preston, and First State Bank in Fountain. The official newspapers are the Fillmore County Journal and the Fillmore County News Leader. The official stations for school closings are KQYB, KFIL, KROC, KNXR, KTTC-TV, and Harmony and Preston cable channels. The official legal counsel of the school district is Knutson, Flynn, and Deans. Official notices will be posted at the district office in Preston and the High School office in Harmony.

The school board meetings will conti .....
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Fillmore Central sets goals for 2015

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with the goals for 2014-15 as recommended by the World’s Best Workforce committee. The state identified five areas to work on; kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade literacy, c ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson hits at security issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Education

The R-P School District is considering options for increased security measures at the school in light of parent concerns last October. A policy for identification of staff and visitors is in place, with all non-authorized personnel to check in at ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson hits at security issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

The R-P School District is considering options for increased security measures at the school in light of parent concerns last October. A policy for identification of staff and visitors is in place, with all non-authorized personnel to check in at ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson hits at security issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

The R-P School District is considering options for increased security measures at the school in light of parent concerns last October. A policy for identification of staff and visitors is in place, with all non-authorized personnel to check in at ..... 
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Kingsland to join GMLOS Track Cooperative

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

On January 21, a regular meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held; all members were present, including new member Ann Oeltjen, who replaced outgoing member Steve Tart. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by unanimous ap ..... 
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Kingsland to join GMLOS Track Cooperative

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

On January 21, a regular meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held; all members were present, including new member Ann Oeltjen, who replaced outgoing member Steve Tart. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by unanimous ap ..... 
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Dorian Honor Band students selected from Fillmore Central

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

The following ten Fillmore Central Band Students on being selected to participate in the 2015 Luther College Dorian Honor Band on Sunday, February 22 and Monday, February 23, in Decorah, Iowa: Participating in the Massed Bands: Cami Jones, flute ..... 
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Dorian Honor Band students selected from Fillmore Central

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Education

The following ten Fillmore Central Band Students on being selected to participate in the 2015 Luther College Dorian Honor Band on Sunday, February 22 and Monday, February 23, in Decorah, Iowa: Participating in the Massed Bands: Cami Jones, flute ..... 
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