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Chatfield welcomes new superintendent


Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board welcomed new superintendent of schools Edward Harris to their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 19, 2010. Harris publicly acknowledged the warm welcome he has received from the community, noting that he is "very excited to be here" and has experienced nothing but good from the people and facilities so far. In his time in the district this month, he has placed a priority on meeting people, working on improving communication within the district, and more clearly defining individuals' responsibilities, goals which he believes are "going very well."

The board also welcomed back a teacher previously placed on unrequested leave of absence due to budget cuts. Board members unanimously voted to rescind the action which cut the position of Patricia Solum, a high school English teacher. Solum's position is being restored due to the resignation of another staff member.

Superintendent Harris presented the board with some information concerning the vacancy left on the school board after Lyman Hare's resignation last month. Because of the close proximity to the school board election, the board is not required to appoint someone new to fill the position for the remainder of Hare's term. Board member F. Mike Tuohy pointed out that with only around 90 days until the election, it would almost be a waste of the appointee's time to serve on the board. Ultimately, the board decided "to continue to operate in the present fashion," in the words of Harris. Tuohy did, however, invite anyone interested in being on the board to attend future meetings in the time before the election. Board member Matt McMahon urged community members considering running for the school board to submit their names, as three of the board positions are up for re-election this fall.

Harris also shared his impressions of the building projects in the district, noting that the one-year walk-through of the elementary building went "pretty well" and that they are reviewing warranty items in the new building. The elementary school's softball fields have also started construction. Harris noted that in talking with the contractor, R.A. Morton, about the drainage problem at the new school, the district was advised to wait a year before pursuing tiling in the problem area as the site still may be settling. After a year, the issue may partially resolve itself, eliminating the need to rip up the new school's "beautiful" lawn and sidewalks. Chase updated the b .....
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R-P School Board moves forward

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

The transition process is underway between the district and new transportation provider Ready Bus Line. According to the district, the company has met with drivers and the application and hiring process has begun, including the hiring of former, lon ..... 
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Fillmore Central School sets eligibility meetings

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

Eligibility meetings for Minnesota State High School League activities for the 2010-2011 school year will be held at Fillmore Central High School as follows: Monday, July 26, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. Please note t ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board prepares for election

Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Posted in Education



The Lanesboro School Board met on July 15, and discussed options for creating a family season pass for athletic events.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said the individual ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children. He said even ..... 
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Statewide Online School Announces Open Enrollment for Fall Quarter

Tue, Jul 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

Minnesota - The Minnesota Center of Online Learning (MCoOL), a program of the Houston Public School District, has announced its open enrollment period for any student living in Minnesota. Students in grades K-12 can enroll until August ..... 
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Sveen receives scholarships

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Winona State University Foundation "Light the Way" Leadership Campaign recently informed Katie A. Sveen of Preston, MN, that she was again selected as the recipient of the Dr. Robert and Barbara Dufresne Scholarship for the amount of $1,000 for the ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves 2010/2011 budget

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann spoke to the school board recently about a referendum in the fall. Luehmann said the last levy, which was for an extra $400 per pupil unit, will be sunsetting this year. It was a ten-year levy, and even ..... 
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International Exchange Students coming to Minnesota this Fall

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

A local Non Profit Exchange Program is inviting local Fillmore County families to host international exchange students for the 2010-2011 school year. The teenage students come from over 30 countries and attend local high schools. The students have t ..... 
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Chatfield School Board recognizes Lyman Hare

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

After fourteen "rewarding" years on the Chatfield School Board, Lyman Hare voted on school issues for the last time as a board member at the school board's regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 21, 2010. Board chairman Jerry Chase thanked Hare, no ..... 
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