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Lanesboro School makes plans to improve math scores


Fri, Sep 19th, 2008
Posted in Education

School is in session and it would appear all is running smoothly because the Lanesboro School Board met with a short and efficient agenda on September 18th.

The annual report on curriculum, instruction and student performance was discussed. This document defines results of basic standard tests and relative curriculum and instruction needs. The curriculum is evaluated in six year cycles and more often as necessary.

The district is transitioning from the Basic Skills Test to a new Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test in reading and math for students in grades 3-8. Reading has been identified as a strength in Lanesboro schools but math has been identified for improvement in the secondary schools.

To achieve the best possible results, students will be offered one on one instruction, Saturday school, mentors to work with students individually or in small groups, utilization of individualized computer programs and three week summer school for students "at risk" in reading and math in grades K-6.

The state and federal standards guarantee that all high school graduates have reading and math skills needed to live and work in today's society.

The levy certification was accepted. The total maximum levy will be $511,219 for 2008, a modest 3% increase over 2007.

Other Business

• A contract was approved for a speech therapist to work with students of all ages as needed. Elaine Meltzer will be hired to work one day per week. She also works in Mabel Canton schools and the contract "sells back" 1.1 hours per month to Hiawatha Valley for speech therapy and instruction in that community for children 0-3 yrs old. Her services will replace the previously used computer program.

• The board agreed on a proposal to open time at the end of school board business for community patrons to address the board. Time allotment for visitors to speak will be at the discretion of the chair. Action will not be taken on topics presented but it offers an opportunity to introduce ideas and concerns. Visitors have always been welcome to meetings but this proposal offers a format for participation. Typically, the board members are approached by individuals informally and the board agrees that this works well but allowing time at a meeting is another means of communication with the citizens of the school district.

• Because the October meeting would coincide with MEA it was agreed to move it up to Tuesday, Oc .....
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R-P board approves levy increase of 9 percent

Fri, Sep 19th, 2008
Posted in Education

Rushford - The Rushford-Peterson school board approved a levy increase for 2008, payable 2009, of 9% or approximately $72,000.

The increase comes about through increases in general expenses and community education, according to superintenden ..... 
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Kingsland School Board discusses 2009 levy

Fri, Sep 19th, 2008
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School Board met on the evening of Thursday September 11 and took several agenda items under advisement.

The main item was the Board certifying the Proposed Property

Tax Levy for Payable 2009. The actual dollar amount ..... 
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Fillmore Central to study using bonds to pay retiree benefits

Fri, Aug 29th, 2008
Posted in Education

HARMONY - With the 2008-09 school year just a week away, the Fillmore Central School Board met on Tuesday, August 26, in the high school media center to finalize last minute plans for the upcoming school year.

OPEB Bonding

The 2008 M ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson joins Minnesota Schools Food Buy Group

Fri, Aug 29th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - At its monthly meeting last Monday, August 25, the Rushford-Peterson School Board approved Superintendent Chuck Ehler's recommendation that the district join a food buying co-op, the Minnesota Schools Food Buy Group, as the most recent co ..... 
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Kingsland School Board meets in new high school

Fri, Aug 22nd, 2008
Posted in Education

The first Kingsland School District School Board meeting was held Monday night, August 18 in the new High School cafeteria.

The building Project Update was given by Pat Simpkins of the DLR Group. He said that the project is winding down to ..... 
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Lanesboro Schools looks into security system

Fri, Aug 22nd, 2008
Posted in Education

Teenaged boys in orange and black jerseys clustered around the doors of the Lanesboro School on a cool, rainy Thursday evening as the school board gathered inside to address the upcoming year. Fall was in the air.

Principal Brett Clarke pres ..... 
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Fillmore Central sells parcel of land in Harmony

Fri, Aug 1st, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore Central School Board held a very short special meeting on July 30 to cover a few key issues that couldn't wait until the board's next official meeting on August 26.

The school district recently learned that they owned ..... 
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Fillmore Central bus costs skyrocket

Fri, Jul 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Transportation costs, community projects, and handbook changes were important issues at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting, held at the middle school on July 21.

After several Transportation Committee meetings over the past ..... 
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