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Houston School Board selects superintendent


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a special meeting on April 24 to discuss how to proceed in their search for a superintendent. They had recently received news that one of the two remaining candidates accepted a position at another school. This left the school board few options moving forward. The first of the options was to continue the interview process and hold a second interview for the remaining candidate as originally planned. The second option was for the board to make a final decision on whether or not to hire the candidate.

There was a variety of opinions on how the board should move forward. Several board members favored having a second interview, while others felt that the candidate was simply not qualified for the position due to a lack of finance and management experience. The majority of the board, however, felt that the remaining candidate was an excellent choice for superintendent. Those in support of the candidate raved about her loyalty and service to the Houston School District as well as her great wealth of knowledge of the MNVA.

Houston High School was recently ranked as the third best high school in Minnesota by the U.S. News and World Report 2014. This is an accomplishment that board member Kelleher attributes in large part to the superintendent candidate, who currently serves as Houston’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Kelleher noted that with a revolving door of superintendents the past several years, it is clear that the superintendents are not the ones responsible for this achievement. Several board members agreed with Kelleher and felt that the candidate deserved the opportunity. However, since the candidate has no superintendent experience and has yet to complete all of her requirements to attain her superintendent licensure, the board felt the candidate would greatly benefit from some form of mentorship.

The consensus of the board was to move forward with a second interview. However, in a surprising turn of events, the discussion turned to making a final decision that evening. Board member Wilson was the first to suggest that the board offer the superintendent position to the candidate. Board members Bonner and Evenson supported the motion. Board member Carlson aired her concerns once more about the candidate’s lack of experience before the board took the vote.

The motion was to offer Krin Abraham the superintendent position, with the contingency that she attain he .....
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Lanesboro School Board learns about Plato educational software

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro special education teacher Jim Gladis was at the school board meeting on April 17 to discuss the Plato online software the district currently uses. The online curriculum Plato offers is used for a variety of things. Gladis said the number on ..... 
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Science projects presented to Chatfield School Board

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board members had an opportunity to enjoy the work of two of the district’s students firsthand at their most recent meeting on April 21, 2014. Matthew Dietz and Justin Friedrich were present at the meeting to present two of the ..... 
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R-P runs into insurance snag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

At the Monday, April 21 Rushford Peterson school board meeting, the district acknowledged a snag with bids for insurance coverage. Board member Taylor Peterson sought clarification, as did local insurance agent Butch Johnson, who was present and addr ..... 
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R-P runs into insurance snag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

At the Monday, April 21 Rushford Peterson school board meeting, the district acknowledged a snag with bids for insurance coverage. Board member Taylor Peterson sought clarification, as did local insurance agent Butch Johnson, who was present and addr ..... 
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R-P runs into insurance snag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

At the Monday, April 21 Rushford Peterson school board meeting, the district acknowledged a snag with bids for insurance coverage. Board member Taylor Peterson sought clarification, as did local insurance agent Butch Johnson, who was present and addr ..... 
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Fillmore Central to upgrade parking lots

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The parking lots at both the high school in Harmony and the elementary school in Preston will soon be completely renovated. During the school board meeting on April 22, board member Craig Britton showed the board a diagram of the Preston site with th ..... 
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Fillmore Central to upgrade parking lots

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The parking lots at both the high school in Harmony and the elementary school in Preston will soon be completely renovated. During the school board meeting on April 22, board member Craig Britton showed the board a diagram of the Preston site with th ..... 
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Kingsland board approves formation of Facilities Task Force

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland school board met on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the district conference room. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, April 2014 bills, polic ..... 
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