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New year housekeeping dominates school board agenda


Sun, Jan 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board members spent most of their January 20 meeting doing routine organizational business. Newly elected Lolly Melander took the oath of office from Chairperson Dave Ruen.

Board member salaries remained unchanged. Dave Ruen was reelected as chairperson. Dave Lawstuen was elected as vice chairperson. Steve Snyder was elected clerk and Eric Miehlisch was elected treasurer.

Members agreed to serve on the various committees. Lawstuen will serve on the Minnesota State High School League. Ruen will be on the Ed District. Miehlisch and Sara Decker will serve on School Sharing. Lawstuen, Miehlisch and Steve Snyder will be on Negotiations. Snyder will serve on Properties. Sara and Lolly Melander will be on Economic Development. Snyder will serve on Daycare. Melander, Lawstuen, and Miehlisch will be on Policy. Ruen will be the Legislative Liaison. Melander, Miehlisch and Decker will serve on Wellness.

The following will remain as they have in the past: the official newspaper will be the Republican Leader, the Official Depository will be the Associated Bank of Lanesboro, and the legal counsel for the district will be Dick Nethercutt.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs was to make investments on behalf of the district. Boggs commented that due to very low interest rates, not much money is being made on investments.

The regular scheduled board meeting will continue to be held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

A resolution was passed that directs the administration to make recommendations for reductions when needed or simply allows for the flexibility to down size as needed. This resolution is adopted each year.

Boggs noted that they are looking at becoming part of a larger insurance pool of as many as 200 schools in order to get a better insurance rate.

Ag Program

Steve Snyder stated that he would like to thank Fred Troendle for his help to strengthen the Ag Program. Miehlisch explained Troendle and others were part of a committee looking at ways to work with the Ag teacher. Troendle is a former Ag teacher and is now a financial advisor in St. Charles. He volunteered to work on the committee.

Boggs added that agriculture is changing. The committee was made up of stakeholders including school board members, administrative people, volunteers, parents and business owners. About fifty people were involved in the meetings.

Flexible Learning Year meetings in Chatfield

Sun, Jan 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

On Tuesday, January 18, 2011, the Chatfield School Board met for two meetings. The first, beginning at 6:15 p.m., was an informational meeting for the public on a proposed program called Flexible Learning Year. The second was the regular monthly boa ..... 
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R-P looks to possible collaborative effort

Thu, Dec 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education



Despite wintery weather, the R-P school board forged ahead at the Monday, December 20th, meeting with Superintendent Chuck Ehler presenting an update regarding an initiative for a Flexible Learning Calendar.

The effort is spearheaded ..... 
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Fillmore Central seeks to improve math scores

Thu, Dec 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education



Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann gave the school board a presentation giving them more information about the Flexible Learning Year program.

Several schools in southwest Minnesota have combined to make a consortium, an ..... 
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Chatfield approves use of cell phones during lunch

Thu, Dec 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education



After winter weather delayed the Chatfield School Board meeting from Monday, December 20th, to Tuesday, December 21st, the agenda was completed with three of the five board members present. Kathy Schellhammer took the oath of office as she b ..... 
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School board issues letter to the newspapers

Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Education

The bullying issues that have plagued Lanesboro schools recently were discussed during the school board meeting on December 16.

Chair person Dave Lawstuen said he had drafted an open letter to parents and patrons regarding the recent articl ..... 
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Discussion of bullying at Lanesboro School dominates council meeting

Sat, Dec 11th, 2010
Posted in Education

Frustrated parents addressed the Lanesboro City Council on December 6 over what they consider a lack of adequate response to their complaints of bullying at school aimed at their children.

A letter from Stuart and Amy Dyreson addressed to th ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Schools to establish facilities task force

Sat, Dec 11th, 2010
Posted in Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools is establishing a task force to study the facility and related educational needs of its early childhood through 12th grade students. It is the desire of the school board for the task force to be composed of members who prov ..... 
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Chatfield School Board brings back the Knowledge Bowl

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Education

The November Chatfield School Board meeting took place on Monday, November 15th, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. in the high school media center. The majority of the meeting was allotted to administration reports and the 2009-2010-district audit report. Alan And ..... 
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