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Water damages books at Fillmore Central High School


Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

HARMONY - Fillmore Central High School Principal, Heath Olstad told the school board at their December 17 meeting that over 300 books were lost due to water damage when a sink overflowed in a second floor science room and leaked into the first floor library.

According to Olstad, a faucet was left partially running in a lab sink when school concluded on Friday, December 7. The damage was not discovered until December 10.

"A custodian was through that area two hours after class was let out and there was no water overflowing on the floor," Olstad said, describing the flow as a drip.

Olstad said that he had reviewed security film and while some students were in the area of the lab sink during class, he did not believe it was an act of vandalism as none of the drains were plugged.

Superintendent Myrna Luehmann said that an insurance adjuster has been to the school to look at the damage. She said that the school's insurance would cover the damage, which is expected to be more than $10,000.

Olstad said that he has put in a work order for maintenance to install shut off valves on the faucets in the science lab. It is expected that the work will be completed during the upcoming Christmas holidays.

AYP Improvement Plan

Special Education Director, Michelle Breitsprecher, briefed the board on a two-year plan for improvement in teaching special education math. The district was found to be deficient in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in math for 11 Special Education students. The plan will be submitted to the state Department of Education for approval.

The improvement plan includes staff development to enhance teacher skills as well as curriculum changes that will address the needs of these students.

Other business

• The school board accepted the resignations of Jane Montgomery as Softball Coach and Darrin Ellsworth as Baseball Coach. A search is underway to fill both positions.

• The school board certified the 2007 levy payable in 2008 at $1,402,993.70.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, at 5:00 p.m. at the Middle School Media Center in Preston.

Lanesboro School Board certifies levy

Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

LANESBORO - The Lanesboro School Board held their last meeting of calendar year 2007 on Thursday, December 20, 2007. At the meeting, the board certified the education levy for taxes payable in 2008 at $494,472. The amount was for the maximum allowab ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board: Parents can now go online to monitor child's progress

Fri, Nov 30th, 2007
Posted in Education

Parents can now go online to the Fillmore Central website to check their child's academic progress at school, Principal Heath Olstad told the school board at their November 26 meeting. Parents, with use of their password, can only access their own c ..... 
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R-P takes another step in exploring new facility

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The R-P school board took another step on their path to exploring special funding for new school facilities by approving the hiring of ICS Consulting of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, for architectural services.

"I want to be clear ..... 
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Kingsland addition on schedule

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - Pat Simpkins of the DLR group briefed the Kingsland school board members on the progress of the new addition to Kingsland High School at the Nov. 19 meeting. He said that in the last few weeks great progress has been made and that workers a ..... 
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Lanesboro School finishes fiscal year with strong financial performance

Fri, Nov 16th, 2007
Posted in Education

LANESBORO - "This is a fun district to audit, because it has strong fund balances," CPA Pam Ristau told the Lanesboro School Board at their Thursday, November 15 meeting.

Ristau presented the district's audited financial statements for the ..... 
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Fillmore Central board looks into coach hirings

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2007
Posted in Education

HARMONY - The topic of who is going to coach winter sports at Fillmore Central, as well as the process by which the coaches are chosen, was a matter of long discussion at the regular school board meeting on Monday, October 29.

Athletic Direc ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: Board weighs $25-million new building and renovation plan

Fri, Oct 26th, 2007
Posted in Education

Rushford-Peterson school superintendent Chuck Ehler outlined a referendum proposal to fund a $25-million school building and renovation project at a special meeting of the R-P school board last Wednesday, October 24.

"Tonight," said Ehler to ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: Superintendent to pursue funding for new school

Fri, Oct 19th, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - "There's no time like the present" is Rushford-Peterson superintendent Chuck Ehler's attitude toward his suggestion that the district attempt to work with local legislators to develop a special financial package for the building of a new ..... 
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