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Lanesboro School Board discusses bullying


Fri, Jul 18th, 2008
Posted in Education

There was much work done at the Lanesboro School Board's Thursday, July 17, meeting in preparation for the coming year.

The principals reported that a meeting had been held with parents concerned about bullying. Their concerns were heard and a meeting was held the next day with staff and students to further discuss this issue. The staff are looking at ways to reduce and prevent bullying in the schools. It was suggested that the character development programs traditionally stressed in the early years of elementary school be continued into the higher grades.

Bids have been received and presentations given on security camera systems that would be installed inside hallways, entryways and lunchrooms. The systems are computer based, the cameras run all the time but record only when someone appears on the screen. Initial cost estimates are about $30,000 for such a system. The principals were asked to present clear definitions of the pros and cons of such systems and what specific benefits can be expected before any decision can be made.

Lunch price increase

Milk and bread bids were compared for food in the upcoming year. Food prices are increasing and this is reflected in the bids offered. The board agreed to accept the Sara Lee Baking bid for bread and Ziebell's Hiawatha Foods bid for milk and dairy products. Price increases for school lunches will be necessary to cover the overall rise in food. Lunches will go up a nickel for all grade levels. Juice prices will go from $40 per year to $43 and milk will rise from $35 to $38.50.

Other business

• The school districts will hold their Truth in Taxation meeting on December 3. If a continuation hearing is indicated, that will be held on December 10.

• After receiving bids for resurfacing the parking lot it was decided that the cost may outweigh the benefit at this time so sealing and repair will be done to preserve the parking lot for another five years or so.

• The Lanesboro School Board will have three four-year term positions up for election in November. Anyone interested in filing for candidacy must file an affidavit between August 26 and September 9. The election will be held on November 4. Affidavits are available from the school district clerk and the filing fee is $2.

Fillmore Central School Board makes changes to cell phone and other policies

Fri, Jun 27th, 2008
Posted in Education

HARMONY - Fillmore Central School Board members went over some changes in staffing, handbook policies, and prices for the 2008-2009 school year at their regular meeting on June 23.

High School Principal Heath Olstad discussed some of the cha ..... 
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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 g ..... 
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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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