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Fillmore Central School Board: Parent-Teacher Committee hopes to be active in promoting district


Fri, May 25th, 2007
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Representatives from the Fillmore Central Parent-Teacher Committee (PTC) were at the Tuesday, May 22, school board meeting to speak about some of the issues they have been focusing on in their meetings. According to President Leslie Christensen, the committee, which was formed in November, has had six meetings so far, and they now have 20 members. The members of the group are hoping to learn more about and to participate in what goes on in the school, as well as to help make a difference in the community.

Christensen stated one of the things they have been talking about is how to better promote the school. Some of the ideas they came up with were to update the packet that is given to new parents, to create a new brochure for the school, and to create a mission statement for the school. She also mentioned contacting local newspapers and advertising upcoming events, the school calendar, student accomplishments and other school news. The members of the committee would also be willing to be phone representatives and answer questions that people have about the district.

Board members agreed that promoting the school more was an excellent idea, and decided that the Public Relations Committee would meet with the PTC soon to discuss some of these options.

Media Specialist Request

Jill Eerdmans has worked at Fillmore Central as the Media Specialist for five years now, and was a teacher before that. She came before the school board at the meeting to ask for more money in the budget for purchasing new library books.

Eerdmans explained to the board that her goal working in the school library is to help students become information literate and make the library as user-friendly and up to date as possible. She has recently spent a lot of time weeding old books out of the middle school library. The average copyright date of the books was 1984, and she has had to place warning stickers in old non-fiction books, warning students that some of the information may be outdated.

Federal Title V money usually received for new books has gone down drastically every year the past five years, and may be completely gone this next year. Right now, there is $1,000 budgeted for buying new books in each library every year, which according to Eerdmans can not buy a lot of books.

The proposal from Eerdmans was to add $5,000 to the middle school library budget for the 2007-2008 school year, then add $5,000 for the element .....
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Rushford-Peterson superintendent committee works on district goals

Fri, May 18th, 2007
Posted in Education

The Rushford-Peterson superintendent search committee met for the first time Monday, May 14, with John Nitecki, current board chair, serving as committee chair. Board member Dan Munson also serves on the committee.

Originally, the plan had b ..... 
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Lanesboro City School Board: Three staff resign from Lanesboro Schools

Fri, May 18th, 2007
Posted in Education

Heidi Knepper, Sue Schnaufer, and Phyllis Penheiter all submitted letters of resignation to the Lanesboro School Board at their May 17, 2007 meeting. Knepper, the daycare director for the past several years, resigned to take a position with Southeas ..... 
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Kingsland awards construction bids

Fri, May 11th, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - A motion by Mike Zimmer and second by Deb Dahl and a unanimous vote of the Kingsland School Board approved the awarding of bids for the construction contracts and Alternate No. 5-Kingsland Middle School Renovation at the May 5 meeting of th ..... 
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Kingsland School Board: Work group cuts $1.2 million from school proposal

Fri, May 4th, 2007
Posted in Education

Kingsland Board President Mitch Lentz termed Wednesday's meeting of the board work group as productive. Board members and administration were successful in trimming over one million dollars from the bids for the new construction. The original Bond R ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board hears about Senior Trip

Fri, Apr 27th, 2007
Posted in Education

Senior advisor Joe Stevens gave a report to the Fillmore Central School Board about the recent senior trip to Washington, D.C. There were 48 students and 12 adults on the 10-day trip.

According to Stevens, the class raised $56,000 for the t ..... 
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R-P Superintendent to pursue tenure rights

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - recently released superintendent, Jeffrey Miller, is pursuing the possibility of tenure rights due to his holding the position of middle school principal for the past four years.

The item came at the end of the agenda for the boar ..... 
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Kingsland rejects bids for new building

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - The Kingsland School Board has decided to wait until next Wednesday, April 25 to take action on the bids for the new building. The architect appeared before the board and said that the bids had exceeded the budget amount for the project and ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board: "More time for..."

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Education

"More time" was Elementary Principal James Semmen's refrain as he updated the Lanesboro School Board on the kindergarten program. In the past years, Lanesboro has moved its kindergarten program from three days a week, to four days a week, and, in th ..... 
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