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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 then the Preston School District. There is some confusion and no records as to the change in ownership after that time, but the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce has been paying the taxes. They are now questioning why they are doing so, when the parcel technically belongs to the school.

The subject came to the school board in 2008, and it was decided at that time to take no action.

Board member Deb Ristau had looked back on meeting records. She remembered the board deciding at that time that the legal fees and other costs associated with selling the land or giving it away would be significant. Also, there is some discrepancy in the description of the land and some confusion as to the exact location.

At the time, the board considered giving that land to the Boy Scouts, but Ristau found the Boy Scouts organization cannot own land. There was also some discussion about giving the land to the Game Havens, as they can own land and have used it before.

The board did not take any action at this time. They will be getting more information and finding out if anyone wants the property or if anyone is using it. They will speak with the owner of the adjacent land as well, and working with Scott Springer, the attorney that approached the district on behalf of the chamber, to see about getting the legal details worked out.

Organization

The board went over organizational items for 2014. Chairperson will remain Ross Kiehne, and Vice Chairperson Craig Britton. The clerk will now be Jim Love, with Shelly Topness as Vice Clerk and Sue Sikkink as Treasurer.

Board salaries for 2014 will remain the same.

Committee assignments will stay the same, with the exception of Emily Ellis taking Special Education Advisory Council, and trading with Sue Sikkink, who will be on the Meet and Confer Committee.

Official depositories are First SE Bank in Harmony, F&M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank in Fountain, and MSDLAF (Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund).

Official newspapers are the Republican-Leader, News Record, and the Fillmore County Journal.

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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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 Harmony 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 Harmony 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 Harmony 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 Harmony 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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Fillmore Central Elementary applies to be celebration school

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

At the regular school board meeting on October 29, Dean Chris Mensink informed the board that Fillmore Central Elementary is eligible to be a Minnesota Department of Education Celebration School. He explained the top 25 percent of schools in Minneso ..... 
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Fillmore-Central band students performing in Conference Honor Band

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

F-C Band Students Performing in Conference Honor Band at Wabasha-Kellogg High School on Monday, November 4. Eight instrumental music students from Fillmore Central, under the direction of Lane Powell, were selected to the 2013 Three Rivers Confere ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School will host college information night

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a college information night on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from Southeast Technical College from Winona will have a financial aid presentation wit ..... 
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