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Fillmore Central School Board: High school repairs cost more than expected


Fri, Aug 25th, 2006
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann gave the school board an update on the tuck pointing project at the high school during the regular board meeting Tuesday evening, August 22. Damage estimates indicated that the work would be more extensive than originally thought.

An estimate by Inspec, an engineering consulting firm, came in a lot higher than was first expected, and the board agreed to get a second opinion. Luehmann had the consulting firm Roofspec look at the damage and give their estimate. The area that needs work done is the area above the second floor windows in the old part of the high school building.

"There are basically two options," explained Luehmann. "We could do the masonry and tuck pointing to the area, to restore what's there and fix the existing area. They could also put a metal paneling to cover the area."

According to Luehmann, the masonry option was going to cost around $268,000, while the paneling option would be $225,000.

Roofspec also recommended that the district do immediate work inspecting and stabilizing lintels to ensure that the brick facing is secure. They estimate this cost at $25,000. The board approved going ahead with that repair immediately for safety reasons.

The Roofspec estimate for the entire project was considerably less than the first estimate given by Inspec, which was in the $400,000-500,000.

Community Liaison

At a previous meeting, the board had discussed the possibility of hiring somebody to do community relations work for the district. Luehmann came up with a tentative job description for the position, which would be known as the Community Liaison. The board approved advertising for the part-time position.The person would be responsible for seeking out people coming into the community and giving information about the educational opportunities in the district. The candidate would need to know the district and the community well, and be flexible and self-motivated. The board members agreed that if such a person could bring just a few kids to the district, it would be worth the cost.

Luehmann stated she would be advertising for the position locally, as someone familiar with the area and the school would be an ideal candidate. The liaison would work through the summer, as many people move into the community during the summer months.

Baseball Fields

Board member John Torgrimson updated the board on the renovation of the .....
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Lanesboro School Board: Wellness Policy, a work in progress

Fri, Aug 18th, 2006
Posted in Education

Following state mandates, the Lanesboro School Board approved a basic Wellness Policy at their regular meeting August 17, but that will not be the end of the policy development. Sara Decker informed the board she is "so excited" about the wellness p ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board: District hires new staff for school year

Fri, Jul 28th, 2006
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Several new teachers have been hired to work at Fillmore Central Schools to replace those who retired or resigned in the last few months. Principals Heath Olstad and Brenda Lentz presented the school board with the names of the new teacher ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: Finances not flush but healthy

Fri, Jul 21st, 2006
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - As both the Activities Director and principal at Rushford-Peterson high school, Brad Johnson says he tries for balance and to "walk a fine line between academics and activities."

Johnson opened the R-P school board meeting last we ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board Report: Sport sharing to continue with Fillmore Central

Fri, Jul 21st, 2006
Posted in Education

At their regular July 20 meeting, the Lanesboro School Board ratified their current agreement to share sports with Fillmore Central again in the coming school year. Cross country and track will be Lanesboro's responsibility, and baseball, softball, ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Jun 30th, 2006
Posted in Education

HARMONY - Fillmore Central’s contract renewal with Marsden Building Maintenance for custodial work in district schools was a topic of discussion at the regular school board meeting Tuesday evening. Chairman Ron Stevens, speaking for the committee th ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board

Fri, Jun 30th, 2006
Posted in Education

The Rushford-Peterson School Board followed a recommendation from Toni Oian who deals with the district’s payroll, personnel, and benefits when they chose the health insurance for their employees at their meeting June 26. Oian suggested paying $404 ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board Report

Fri, Jun 16th, 2006
Posted in Education

“She was truly an extraordinary teacher,” Superintendent Jeff Boggs declared as he read kindergarten teacher Diane Johnson’s letter of resignation to the Lanesboro School Board at their June 15th meeting. In her letter, Johnson told the board she ha ..... 
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