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Fillmore Central to move forward with facility projects


Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board held a special meeting on March 11 to pass a resolution to issue bonds for projects at both the Preston and Harmony sites.

The district is going to finance approximately $4,660,000 in projects with no increase in the district’s tax base. Around $3.5 million of that will come from an Alternative Facilities Project funding source for health and safety projects that total over $500,000. The projects that need to be done are HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) dehumidification at the elementary school for $2 million, sprinkler systems (state mandated) and doors at the high school for $950,000, and asbestos removal at both sites for $650,000.

A little more than a million dollars will come from Capital Facilities funding, which will go for the parking lot and restroom improvements at both sites, and renovation of the science lab at the elementary.

The board voted to go ahead with the projects. The bonds themselves will be presented and approved at the regular March meeting.

Board member Emily Ellis said some of the board members were shocked at last month’s meeting to find out that so many projects were needed. She stated she would like it if the facilities committee were to update the board regularly. Board member Deb Ristau agreed, adding that she would like to be updated on all of the committee meetings, not just the facilities, just to have a heads up about what’s going on.

Other business

Richard Keith said the Meet and Confer Committee discussed snow makeup days and talked about how other schools handle them. He said the school is committed to a certain number of minutes in school once the calendar is adopted. They are going to meet with the policy committee to discuss changing the policy before they adopt next year’s calendar.

Keith will be sending out a memo to staff regarding the dress code, as he noted there are people that are dressing casually on days other than Friday, which is usually a casual day.

The board approved the hire of Laurie Bacon for the full-time custodian position at the elementary school. They also approved the hire of Terry Sinn as a long-term substitute for Marit Janssen’s leave. A maternity leave request from Julia Olstad was also approved.

Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years. “We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best ..... 
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Winslow finishes in top four of National Discussion Meet competition

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County finished in the top four of the National Collegiate Discussion Meet competition today at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Sh ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Fillmore Central SAC kids send letters to Heroes

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

Children at Fillmore Central’s School Age Childcare (SAC) wrote letters to service members in the Holidays for Heroes program to wish them happy holidays and to thank them for their service. Janeen Wingert, Director of Fillmore Central SAC, said ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Club

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member are to maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher with an all grades being a “C” or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only ..... 
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