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Lanesboro School Board members to meet with Lanesboro Grocery, LLC


Fri, Jul 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board had a discussion about the grocery store at their meeting on July 21. Chairman Dave Ruen said a group of people in Lanesboro are working toward the goal of getting a grocery store in Lanesboro, and they have approached the school looking for some support. Ruen said they need to make a decision by this fall whether or not to go ahead with their plans, or it won't happen, and they are short of their funding.

Ruen suggested a couple of board members meet with the group and have a discussion about opportunities for the school and opportunities for their project.

Board member Snyder asked Superintendent Jeff Boggs what the legal restrictions are for a school to invest. Boggs affirmed that a school cannot invest in a business unless there is educational output. Ruen said there must be a direct link to a curriculum and has educational value for the students.

It was decided that the two board members on the Economic Development committee, Sara Decker and Lolly Melander, would meet with the group for a discussion and bring their recommendation to the August board meeting.

Ruen reminded the board that the group is short a large amount of money, but they should go into the meeting thinking about the pros and cons before they start discussing money. He added they must make sure they are interested before engaging the administration into putting time and energy into figuring out the finances. They must think about the students and their education first.

Snyder brought up a recommendation from the Lanesboro Ag Advisory Committee. He explained that an FFA group in the area had meetings with area agriculture people and other people in the community to analyze programs and get some input. They recommended the school hire an Assistant Coach to help students with extra-curricular Ag programs.

"If there's a time to try it, I think now's the time," said board member Dave Lawstuen.

Boggs said it could be a great opportunity, but they must figure out how much time this person would put in and how much pay they would get. He said the pay would be comparable to the pay of a sports coach. He added that he has a couple people in mind that might be willing to help out.

"I think it's a small investment to make for such big gains," said Decker.

The board agreed that Boggs should pursue this idea further.

Other Business

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Lane Powell elected to board of directors for MSHSL

Fri, Jul 15th, 2011
Posted in Education

Lane M. Powell, Director of Bands for Fillmore Central Schools, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota State High School League and the Minnesota Music Educator's Association. The official title of MMEA Representative will ..... 
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Chatfield discusses new press box

Fri, Jun 24th, 2011
Posted in Education

Chatfield School Board members and school administrators met for the June 2011 meeting and discussed many items on the agenda. All board members except for Greg LaPlante were in attendance.

Discussion got underway during district patron time ..... 
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Kingsland school board approves 2011-2012 budget

Fri, Jun 24th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School board approved the 2011-12 budget for Kingsland Public School in their meeting Monday, June 20.

Kathy Beevers, business manager, presented a detailed overview of the budget, which in spite declining enrollment, will resu ..... 
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What's next for R-P facilities?

Fri, Jun 24th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Rushford-Peterson school board officially accepted a report from the Joint Facilities Task Force, a group comprised of volunteer district members. The task force has been diligently plugging away at gathering information regarding the elementary ..... 
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Luehmann recognized for her years of service

Fri, Jun 24th, 2011
Posted in Education

State funding uncertainty and transportation costs for the 2011-2012 school year were among the topics of discussion facing the Fillmore Central School Board at their regular monthly meeting on June 21, 2011. The board also recognized Myrna Luehmann ..... 
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Foreign exchange students come to rural Minnesota

Fri, Jun 10th, 2011
Posted in Education

Foreign exchange students from Slovaik Republic and other countries are scheduled to arrive in communities throughout the state of Minnesota for the 2011/2012 school year, and they are excited to learn about the families they will be living with for ..... 
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Youth Tractor Safety continues strong in the Twenty-third Year

Fri, Jun 10th, 2011
Posted in Education

I want to start by thanking Rushford-Peterson Ag Instructor Colby Lind for hosting the Youth Tractor Safety Training at the Rushford-Peterson High School this past week. There is a lot of work involved, lining up tractors, arranging facilities, and ..... 
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Kingsland Public Schools receive finance award

Fri, Jun 3rd, 2011
Posted in Education

Superintendent John McDonald announced to the school board during their meeting Monday night, May 16 that the Kingsland Public Schools had received the 2011 School Finance Award for Fiscal Year 2010 from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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