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Kingsland board challenged on jersey issue


Fri, Oct 24th, 2008
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - The Public Comment period of the Monday, October 20 Kingsland School Board meeting period brought forward concerns from family and friends of the retirement of the football jersey number 28 previously worn by Dustin Atwood before his tragic death in 2001. Several members of the community stood before the Board and asked questions about the promised retirement. Brandon Miners said; "friends and relatives were promised back in 2001 that the number 28 would not be worn again, so why has it been assigned now?"

Another person stated that; "The family was told it would be on the agenda for tonight, but it isn't. Why not?"

For over a half hour concerns were voiced and the board listened attentively. Traditionally, the board does not respond to questions from the public during the Public Comment time slot. It is expected that the Superintendent will draft a response to those speaking.

Public Thank Yous

• Recognition and a big "Thank You" went out to the Kingsland Athletic Booster club for their donation of $25,000 to the Kingsland Athletic Department. About half of the money will be earmarked to be used to complete the baseball/softball field project. The remaining balance will be used for supplies and other expenses to benefit Kingsland athletes.

• Other donations acknowledged went to Al's TV and Appliance where they volunteered to move two refrigerators from the old elementary school to the new facility. Rod Thompson of Thompson Motors donated the use of a forklift and operator to lift the compressor on top of the relocated freezer unit in Wykoff. The class of 1983 from Wykoff donated $30 from their class reunion during Wykoff Fall Fest weekend. The VFW Post 4114 gave $400 toward a new sound system and Margaret and Alan Ness donated $250 for German classroom budget. Also recognized was the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation for their grant to be used for early childhood books. Several area businesses were also recognized for the Grand Opening Plants.

Other Business

In other business, the board heard the report from the District auditors. They reported that enrollment in the district is down from 942 students in 2002 to 743 in 2008. This results in state aid falling and increases in property taxes. The current budget shows property taxes accounting for 16% of the budget which is up from 8% last year.

• Sara Grover of Whitewater State Park made a presentation to the K .....
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FC Knowledge Bowl teams known for "kicking brain"

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2008
Posted in Education

Not every team at Fillmore Central has to deal with wild fans and sweaty gym bags; the Fillmore Central Knowledge Bowl teams don't need much to succeed in "kicking brain".

Knowledge Bowl is a trivia competition where three teams of five comp ..... 
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Fillmore Central gives preliminary go ahead to bond for retiree benefits

Fri, Sep 26th, 2008
Posted in Education

Jim Schmidt from Springsted spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board at their Tuesday, September 23 meeting, about bonding for Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB). State legislation allows for school districts to bond to pay for retiree benefits ..... 
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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. ..... 
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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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