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Lanesboro school board ratifies teacher seniority list


Fri, Feb 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

The school board of the Lanesboro Independent School District met for its regular monthly meeting at a few minutes past 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. All board members were present. Chairman David Ruen called the meeting to order. The board amended the agenda along with two additional items and approved minutes from the January 21 meeting.

The board approved bills for the month of January along with the treasurer's report.

The board ratified a teacher seniority list, which had been reviewed and approved by teachers earlier.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs updated the board on the need to replace the district's current mini van. He stated that the current vehicle was beginning to have regular repair issues and it was time to begin looking for a used van with low mileage. After a brief discussion about the districts current fleet, the board gave Boggs approval to begin the search for a used mini van to replace the current one.

Board member Sara Decker updated the board on plans for grant monies associated with the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) put in place to help reduce obesity and tobacco use. The SHIP interventions focus on changing policies in schools, communities, worksites and health care to bring about healthier lifestyles. Decker is working on a committee to build enthusiasm and programming. Board members shared ideas that the committee might consider during their program planning.

Boggs updated the board on the recent Lobby Day at the capital, which he attended with several other superintendents. Legislators reiterated to the group that schools have been spared funding cuts up until now, but that will not be the case going forward. With 40 percent of the state's budget going to education, cuts are inevitable, according to Boggs report from legislators. Board Chair Dave Ruen mentioned that the Minnesota School Board Association will also be having its day with legislators on March 25th and urged members to attend the session with him to represent the voice of rural schools.

In additional items that were added to the agenda, the board wanted to formally recognize Tom Hatleli for being named Coach of the Year in track and field. According to board members, Hatleli's peers have nominated him many times for special coaching recognition.

The board also formally recognized Mimi Abel and all the other volunteers who have implemented a successful Spelling Bee program for the school. Thirt .....
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Congrats to FCMS Band students

Wed, Feb 17th, 2010
Posted in Education

Congratulations to all of the FCMS Band students who performed at the recital on Tuesday, Feb. 16th! YOU WERE FANTASTIC! Over 80% of the students received "top" or Superior ratings, 20 % received Excellent Awards, and there were no "Good" ratings giv ..... 
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Epilepsy Foundation announces scholarships

Mon, Feb 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is pleased to announce the 2010 call for applications for the Elam Baer and Janis Clay Educational Scholarship program. This program is in its fifth year and has been made possible through the generosity of Elam B ..... 
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What is cyberbullying?

Mon, Feb 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

It seems cyberbullying is on the rise. Online bullying, called cyberbullying, happens when teens use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Cyberbullying is a problem ..... 
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Fillmore Central hosts Math Wizards competition

Fri, Feb 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

On Monday, January 18th, Fillmore Central hosted the first Math Wizard's meet of the season. Math Wizards is an academic competition for fifth and sixth grade students. Schools from around the area, including Kingsland, Mabel/Canton, Lanesboro, and S ..... 
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Fillmore Central seeks budget shortfall resolve

Fri, Jan 29th, 2010
Posted in Education

There was a lot of discussion related to the budget at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on January 25. The board went over a few options they are looking at for cutting about $200,000 from the 2010 budget.

Superintendent Myrna Luehm ..... 
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Chatfield school board makes appointments

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Several Chatfield FFA members, three representatives of R.A. Morton, and the new interim superintendent of Chatfield Public Schools were all special guests at the school board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2010. The meeting also ..... 
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Fillmore Central triple "A" award winners

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Tricia Harstad and Nathan Hanson have been selected to represent Fillmore Central High School in the Triple "A" (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) Award program sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.

Established in 1988, the Tri ..... 
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Lentz remains chair of Kingsland school board

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

After two meetings that had tie votes for a board chairman, the Kingsland School Board elected the current chair, Mitch Lentz, as chairman. In the past two unsuccessful attempts the vote was three votes for Mitch Lentz and three votes for Mike Zimme ..... 
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