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Lanesboro Schools looks into security system


Fri, Aug 22nd, 2008
Posted in Education

Teenaged boys in orange and black jerseys clustered around the doors of the Lanesboro School on a cool, rainy Thursday evening as the school board gathered inside to address the upcoming year. Fall was in the air.

Principal Brett Clarke presented a list of pros and cons, as requested at the last meeting, of spending money for a security system in the schools. All members had given it more thought since the last meeting and Mr. Clarke presented solid points for and against the expenditure ending with the question, "What are we hoping to accomplish with such a system?"

The concern had been on the issue of bullying behavior and some wondered if such a system was designed for security more than for identifying behavioral problems within the building.

Is the problem physical bullying or verbal?

Can a camera capture verbal bullying?

Who would be responsible for monitoring the cameras?

The questions were all valid and it was decided that when school begins a presentation would be offered to the teachers for their input before a decision was made. The cost would be about $30,000, with each camera costing $75 with a licensing and updating fee of $250 per camera. It was suggested that other school districts that have installed such systems be consulted about their experience and satisfaction with it.

Health Insurance

Bids were sought for group health insurance and the best offer would cost $11,000 per year for individual coverage and $26,000 per year for family coverage. Since the district would be covering a relatively small group, insurance companies are less than enthusiastic about competing in such a market. Few members have ever expressed interest in such a plan. Currently, the district offers an HRA benefit (Health Reimbursement Arrangement) wherein the district offers a dollar amount, based upon salary and position, to each employee to use toward insurance coverage or health care expenses. Since many employees have additional insurance through a spouse, none have been interested in changing this benefit system, so it will remain in place.

Other Business

• The board accepted resignations and agreed on new personnel to fill the positions for Title I and ECFE coordinators. They named coaches for fall sports and extra curricular activities as well as Day Care Director and approved a contract for a new Special Ed teacher.

• The school handbook was revised just last .....
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Fillmore Central sells parcel of land in Harmony

Fri, Aug 1st, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore Central School Board held a very short special meeting on July 30 to cover a few key issues that couldn't wait until the board's next official meeting on August 26.

The school district recently learned that they owned ..... 
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Fillmore Central bus costs skyrocket

Fri, Jul 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Transportation costs, community projects, and handbook changes were important issues at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting, held at the middle school on July 21.

After several Transportation Committee meetings over the past ..... 
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R-P's test scores rise in reading and math

Fri, Jul 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

The Rushford-Peterson district made "notable improvement" in its pass rate in both reading and math scores on this year's MCA II tests, according to a report from the Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED).

The report was presented by sup ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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