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R-P board deals with range of issues


Fri, Jun 20th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - A school year that started with a flood closed with a number of retirements in the Rushford-Peterson school district.

Most recently, at the June 16 meeting of the school board, the board accepted the resignation of long-time 6th grade teacher, Chuck Poppe.

All board members plus superintendent Chuck Ehler expressed regret in accepting the resignation/retirement, referring to Poppe as "a fantastic teacher" and expressing gratitude for Poppe's long service.

Earlier in the spring, the board approved a request from Jackie Hoegh to receive insurance benefits for one more year if she retires at the end of this year.

Unintentionally, this action resulted in the board upsetting the faculty association at the state level because it appeared to represent negotiating with a single member of the union.

The result was a memo of understanding signed by the union and the board stating that any teacher seeking early retirement before June 1, 2008, could request the same benefit. The benefit dollars were capped at $25,000, which meant that at about $8,000 per person, a total of three teachers would be able to request the insurance.

Not only did Poppe's request come in after the deadline, but three teachers had already been approved for the benefit: Hoegh, Sandee Jeresek, and Jonathan Pettit. Thus, though they accepted his resignation, the board did not approve Poppe's request for the additional year of insurance.

The search for a 6th grade teacher will now be added to other searches in progress: a fourth grade teacher to replace Becky Lind who is moving into Hoegh's first grade spot, a middle/high school art teacher, a high school agriculture teacher, plus a new special education teacher and paraprofessional for the middle school.

Luke Rye was taken off unrequested leave to fill Pettit's position in 6th grade.

Brad Johnson, who retired as high school principal, was hired back part-time as the school's activities director.

The board approved a second variance regarding certification for community education director Beth Theede for the 2008-09 school year.

Land Rental--again

The issue of whether the district will lease a quarter acre of land to the Wilkemeyer Family Daycare was back on the agenda, with parties on both side of the issue present for the discussion.

Karen Wilkemeyer was present to represent her daycare. John and Glenda Erdmann and Cheri McRaven we .....
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Lanesboro School Board fills teacher vacancies

Fri, Jun 20th, 2008
Posted in Education

On New Years we honor the old and welcome the new. So it was with the Lanesboro School Board at their June, 19, 2008 meeting as they looked toward the upcoming school year.

The board was proud to recognize the success of the boys track team ..... 
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R-P names McBroom new high school principal

Fri, May 30th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHOFRD - There will be a new principal at the helm of Rushford-Peterson High School. Shane McBroom of Chatfield was offered and accepted the principal position, it was announced at an R-P school board special meeting May 28.

McBroom replac ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board struggles with uncertainty over restructuring

Fri, May 30th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore County School Board tackled a long agenda at their nearly four hour meeting on May 27. Members grappled with changes to Superintendent Myrna Luehmann's job description. The blending of her job and that of the K-8 principal is ..... 
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R-P looks at ways to cut costs

Fri, May 23rd, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - With the word "recession" on everyone's mind, and record prices on goods like gasoline and groceries, school districts all over are looking for ways to tighten budgets that already have no wiggle room.

In his first year at R-P, Su ..... 
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Kingsland prepares for end of year, looks forward to new facility

Fri, May 23rd, 2008
Posted in Education

"It takes a lot of boxes to move a school!!"

These were the words of Mitch Lentz, Chairman of the Kingsland Board of Education at their regular meeting on Thursday evening, May 22. Lentz was referring to the current building program of the ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board handles end of year business

Fri, May 16th, 2008
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board, at their Tuesday, May 13 meeting, discussed the need for resurfacing the back parking lot. It was last surfaced in 1990 and is breaking up and has some drainage problems. One bid has been submitted for the work at an esti ..... 
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Land okay to build on for R-P school

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The property that the Rushford-Peterson School District is in the process of buying has been given a thumbs up from a Chosen Valley soil analysis team.

The eleven acres, directly across the street from the property near the footb ..... 
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Land okay to build on for R-P school

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The property that the Rushford-Peterson School District is in the process of buying has been given a thumbs up from a Chosen Valley soil analysis team.

The eleven acres, directly across the street from the property near the footb ..... 
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