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Fillmore Central projects underway


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22.

The new electronic sign at the high school has been installed and is working. A similar sign will be placed at the elementary school later this week.

Mensink said the parking lot project at the elementary school is moving along nicely. Water at the football field was installed and is ready to go when football season starts.

The high school building is currently torn apart as the new sprinkler system is being installed. The new wireless system will be up and running soon as well. Olstad said everything will be completed before school starts in September.

New Freezer

Superintendent Richard Keith said the walk-in freezer at the high school has been having problems. It was purchased used and the district has had to put a lot of money into it this last year. Bids were received from Kingsley Mercantile and Rochester Restaurant Supply. The bid from Kingsley Mercantile in Harmony was accepted at $16,096.

Milk and Lunch Prices

Keith explained the price of adult lunches must be set at $3.40 this year. The board had previously approved the cost at $3.35. The board approved an increase to $3.50 in order to stay within USDA regulations for the next year or two.

The board had also previously approved the price of milk for break to be $35 per semester for grades K-6. The school recently got some state funding to reduce costs for kindergarteners, which will cover a majority of the cost. The board approved the price change for kindergarten to $15 per semester.

Personnel

The termination of Mary Breon from the daycare program was approved. The board also accepted a resignation from Brooke Ruesink from her position as co-director of the summer rec program.

Maternity leave for Janelle Therman was approved for the month of September. An additional 10 hours per week was approved for custodian Dustin Ferri through the month of August due to construction projects.

The remainder of the fall coaches for volleyball were approved. Kelsey Ristau will be coaching 7th grade, Kristi Bren and Tiffany Scheevel 9th grade, and Ashley Case will switch from 9th grade to B-squad. .....
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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Members of the Harmony Conservation Club attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 24. Board member Sue Sikkink explained they had approached her with the idea of starting a trap shooting team at Fillmore Central. The trap shooti ..... 
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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

This past week, June 16-22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crow ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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Fillmore Central to upgrade parking lots

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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 th ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board changes snow day policy

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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 Harmony 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 Harmony 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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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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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