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Mabel-Canton Board of Education discusses technology fees


Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on September 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present.

The board wished to welcome the students and staff back to school for the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations were given to volleyball coach Lonnie Morken on his 500th winning game and to Chris Loppnow for completing the MSBA Phase I, II, and III Leadership Development series.

The consent agenda was approved. It included approval of Roger Lamm as FFA advisor, approval of Heidi Myhre as vocal advisor, approval of Michelle Logan as health secretary/elementary special education paraprofessional, and approval of Jill Dawley as title I paraprofessional. The consent agenda also included the approval of the Assurance of Compliance Certification, the second reading of the Student Representative on the School Board policy, the approval of Superintendent Jennifer Backer as District Title IX and human rights coordinator, and approval of the 2013-14 Mabel-Canton advisors.

Superintendent Backer gave the financial report. She advised the board to consider maximizing the levy. The budget she presented was preliminary and will be finalized after the audit is complete. She did not think it was in the district’s best interests to increase spending on anything at this time.

The payment of the district bills was approved.

Principal Jeff Nolte reported on the ACT scores from last year’s college bound seniors. The scores and number of students who took the test were both positive. Principal Nolte also discussed the Technology Committee’s latest meeting. The committee’s goal is to keep the fees for students to “check out” laptops and tablets affordable for everyone. It was proposed to the board that a yearly fee of $40 be charged for laptops and $15 for tablets. The committee also proposed setting a $50 spending cap for families with more then one student eligible to take home an electronic device. The fees will help cover the inherent costs of upkeep and repairs on the laptops and tablets. The fees will need to be paid before students can take the devices home, and students will be expected to use either the school provided cases or purchase their own to avoid damage. A concern was raised that students would access inappropriate sites while using the devices in their homes. Superintendent Backer stated that, because they are the school’s property, the school can sea .....
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Engagement - Garness ~ Ehrhardt

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Canton Social Scenes

Sara Nicole Garness and John William Ehrhardt are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Kenneth & Fay Garness of Canton, Minn. Parents of the groom are Carroll Ehrhardt of Richland Center, Wis. and Lin ..... 
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Birth announcement - Gavin Ryan Peterson

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Canton Social Scenes

Chris and Brenda Peterson of Canton, Minn., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Ryan Peterson, on August 29, 2013. Gavin weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Chuck and Mary Stackhouse of Preston, Minn., ..... 
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A deserved “Day Off” for many

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Features

The residents of Canton, Minn. celebrated Canton Day Off from Friday, August 16 until Sunday, August 18, 2013 for the town celebration. Although the City of Canton may not be large in size, the town hosts a big celebration, Canton Day Off, with r ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Board of Education approves district credit cards

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 20, 2013 at 7p.m. All members were present except Mark Weideman, Todd Metzke, and Chris Hansen. The Summer School Program at the school was a success with almost 30 participants. ..... 
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Canton Liquor Store Will Remain City Property

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Steve Harris The decision by the city of Canton to retain ownership of the town liquor store, and the plan to close the business, liquidate the remaining inventory, and renovate the structure for future town use, was discussed at the City Counci ..... 
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Mabel-Canton’s Justin Ward Saddles 26th Place in National Competition

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Canton Agriculture

By Mitchell Walbridge If you didn’t get enough of the rodeo or bull riding at the Fillmore County Fair a few weeks ago, you could probably talk to Mabel-Canton High School senior Justin Ward, the son of Doug and Traci Ward. Ward has been particip ..... 
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Sewer Plant Flooding, Response Reviewed in Canton

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Steve Harris At its July 10 meeting the Canton City Council reviewed reports of recent storms and heavy run-off that created flooding issues at the town’s sewer plant, a situation that will require inspection of local manhole covers. “We act ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Superintendent Moriarty attends last meeting before retirement

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on June 18, 2013 at 7pm. All members were present except for Principal Jeff Nolte and Troy Soiney. The board approved a motion to renew Jeremy Braun’s Speech and Language contract for t ..... 
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