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Kingsland School Board deals with budget cuts


Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - "These are times that we as a Board do not like to do what we have to do"

Board Chairman Mitch Lenz addressed the audience of perhaps a dozen people in the media center of the Kingsland Middle School in Wykoff at the April 21st meeting. He was referring to cuts that would have to be made to balance the budget through year 2010 through 2011.

Darin Strosahl explained to the board that in February Administration was told to prepare recommendations on how to reduce staff to make budget. The recommendations were based on a declining enrollment that is anticipated through 2010 and 2011.

In 2006-2007 there were 917 students enrolled. That dropped to 835 the next year, which will result in a budget deficit of $200,000.00. The next year 09-10 it declined to 780 students and a $280,000 shortfall. In year ten and eleven there is anticipated to be 750 students resulting in a shortage of $150,000.00.

As a result this will mean reductions in custodial positions, Physical Education and Art. Food Service will be cut as well as transportation. Scott Hanson will be placed on unrequested leave of absence along with Kathleen Bernard. A resolution was passed to discontinue the head custodial positions as of May 30, 2008. Charley Frank was hired as the new Director of Maintenance Operations and Grounds. Gary Zwart and Jerry Nash will be recalled to custodian positions.

Paul Eckheart is a half time custodian at the elementary school. His position will be reduced as of May 30, 2008. Once again the community steps forward and makes contributions for school programs.

Donations from the

Community

• Elementary Staff - $720 donation for playground

• Our Family Labels (IGA) - $107.50 for playground

• Kwik Trip - case of fruit for employee wellness program

• Kwik Trip - bottled water for students (MCA testing)

• Kingsland Student Council - fruit for students during MCA testing

• Nevin Stender's Land O Lakes check - $250.00

• Knife River - $350.00. (Employer matching program for Alan Ness.)

• Volunteers who help move the kitchen on Saturday.

• Volunteers who painted Bruce & Deanne Spurgeon.

• Gary Erickson - Volunteered 2-3 weeks to tutoring for Middle school MCA test.

Saving Money with Rebates

Kathy Beevers, Business Manager for the District, reported to the Board that she ha .....
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Lanesboro School Board meets

Fri, Apr 18th, 2008
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board held a short meeting on April 17, 2008, handling a short agenda.

There was good news for kids with spring fever, school will officially end on May 30 at 11:15am.

Extended services will be provided through t ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board District's 2007-08 budget forecast improves

Fri, Mar 28th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore Central School Board, which has been dealing with budget issues lately, approved the revised budget for the 2007-2008 school year during their regular meeting on March 25.

Last June the board approved the proposed bud ..... 
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Kingsland looks at budget cuts

Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - Superintendent Darrin Strosahl discussed the need for budget cuts for next year at the board's March 17 meeting. Strosahl and Mitch Lentz recently attended a meeting with state legislators who warned them that for the next two years no new ..... 
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Block scheduling eliminated at R-P Middle School

Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - Next fall, block scheduling will be a thing of the past for Rushford-Peterson middle schoolers.

The idea of changing back to seven-period days has been in the works since late last summer, and the change was finalized last Monday ..... 
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Lanesboro School District gets ready for prom

Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

It must be spring. The Lanesboro school board meeting on Thursday, March 20, was all about the upcoming prom on May 3rd.

So far, 12 adults from the community have agreed to chaperone the dance and one off duty police officer will be present ..... 
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Fillmore Central makes budget cuts

Fri, Mar 14th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore Central School Board held a special meeting to decide on needed budget cuts on March 11.

Superintendent Myrna Luehmann said that the process started in November when faculty members were asked for their input on how t ..... 
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Kingsland building project on schedule

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2008
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School Board received several reports at their Thursday, February 21 meeting.

Building Project

The building project is on Schedule. Scott Sinclair representing the contractor said that concrete was poured on the last sl ..... 
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Lanesboro School District donates $1000 to Lakeview

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2008
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro school board, at their regular meeting on February 21, 2008, agreed to send a donation of $1,000 to the memorial fund that has been established on behalf of the children killed in the tragic school bus accident near Cottonwood on Tuesd ..... 
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