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Fillmore Central to upgrade parking lots


Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The parking lots at both the high school in Harmony and the elementary school in Preston will soon be completely renovated. During the school board meeting on April 22, board member Craig Britton showed the board a diagram of the Preston site with the parking lot renovations marked. There will be 60 parking spaces added to the east side, or the front of the school. He has spoken with the city of Preston, and there is a policy that parking must be set back 10 feet from the property line. He said they don’t know for sure where the property line is, but if there is a problem, they can always ask for a variance.

There will also be 11 parking spaces added to the north side of the building. The spaces will be used for parents dropping off and picking up their kids from SAC and daycare. The parking lot on the south side and the front driveway will be reclaimed and repaved. The back lot, which is now gravel, will be paved as well. There will also be work done to improve the storm sewer to help with drainage issues.

There was some discussion about the front driveway, which is always congested during drop-off and pick-up times. There will be no parking allowed in that driveway, as the buses will be going through there.

Community Ed. Report

Community Education Director Angi Kaase gave the board an annual update. The daycare currently has 80 kids, and Kaase said they are looking at expanding in the future. There are 79 students registered for SAC, and summer registration is now open.

The school readiness fees will stay the same next year but they are looking at increasing the cost the year after. They will be increasing transportation costs. There are 33 students in the school readiness program. Preschool registrations for next year were sent out to families.

Kaase said the ECFE program has been growing. They had three winter classes and three spring classes, with 24 families participating.

The summer rec. staff was hired, and events will be starting June 9.

Electric Signs

Superintendent Richard Keith told the board about the electric signs that will be going up in Harmony and Preston. The sign at the high school in Harmony will be a community sign; the Harmony Foundation has donated $15,000 toward the cost. Fillmore Central will pay the rest of the cost (about $3,000) and the cost of installation. There will also be a sign that is just for th .....
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Fillmore Central School Board changes snow day policy

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Due to the harsh winter and many snow days that came with it, the Fillmore Central School Board discussed the current policy in regards to make-up days. The current policy states the first snow day is forgiven, and after that the district must ma ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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