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Lanesboro School Board discusses bus routes


Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lori Anderson approached the Lanesboro School Board about making changes to the transportation policy. The current policy regarding the bus routes is only students who live outside of a one-mile radius get picked up.

Anderson wondered if the school could make an exception, or an amendment to the policy. She said there are many kids that live on the far side of town that have to walk while carrying heavy backpacks, sports equipment, and musical instruments. This makes walking especially difficult in the winter, and parents are not always around at that time to drop off the students at the school.

She suggested a safe place for a bus stop in that particular area, as there are up to 12-13 kids in her area that might use it. She also suggested making a similar stop on the other side of town.

Board member Steve Snyder said they have to consider whether or not there is a bus going by that area, and if there is room on that bus. He felt it was fair to look into it.

Chairman Dave Ruen said they could not make a decision that night, as they need to speak with the bus drivers and figure out the logistics. School is starting soon, and the bus schedule is already finished. Anderson had some concerns about getting the policy into place soon, but was assured it wouldn’t take long, and could be done before the cold weather.

The policy committee will meet and discuss the issue and come back with a proposal at the September meeting.

Art Contract

A shared contract with Chatfield for art teacher Kelly Puent was approved.

“People are concerned we are cutting art,” said Boggs. “We are having the same amount that we had before. He added there will be a half hour a day that will be taught by an elementary teacher instead of the high school art teacher.

Personnel

The board approved the resignation of Cody Hungerholt from his paraprofessional position and coaching position. The board thanked him for his years of service and said they appreciate all he has done.

Contracts were approved for Christine Swier for Title I, Riley Bahl as a paraprofessional, and Linda Danielson for the kitchen.

Fall Coaches

Coaches for fall sports were approved. For football, James Semmen will be the head coach, with Kelly McMillan and Ethan Simonson 1st assistant coaches, and Brett Clark 2nd assistant. For cr .....
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Lanesboro School Board passes referendum

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

At their regular meeting on July 17, the Lanesboro School Board adopted a resolution authorizing a board approved referendum authority. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained the state allows school boards to pass up to $424 per pupil unit without g ..... 
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Lanesboro School receives 15 small engines

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

At the regular school board meeting on June 19, Superintendent Jeff Boggs told the board members about an Ag training that Kristi Ruen had recently attended at Alexandria Tech School. The training cost the district $350, but she brought back 15 bran ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears update on Lanesboro Arts Campus

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board met on Tuesday, May 13 for a regular monthly meeting. All members were present for the meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs and Courtney Bergey from the Lanesboro Arts Center also present. Bergey addressed the sch ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board learns about Plato educational software

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro special education teacher Jim Gladis was at the school board meeting on April 17 to discuss the Plato online software the district currently uses. The online curriculum Plato offers is used for a variety of things. Gladis said the number on ..... 
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“I Love to Read” program a Big Success for Kids in Fillmore Central and Lanesboro Schools

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Fillmore Central Community Education, Fillmore Central Schools, Lanesboro Schools, and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids in our area. The “I Love to Read” program was introduced this past February during “I L ..... 
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Lanesboro 6th grade class visits Minnesota State Capitol

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) are pictured with 6th grade students from Lanesboro Elementary School. The group visited with the lawmakers recently while touring the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Lanesboro Child Care Center

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

In 1988 the Lanesboro School District was the first in the state of Minnesota to offer daycare within the school system. This program is offered for all resident of the district. We are licensed to care for up to 60 children in our facility. Hig ..... 
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Lanesboro School helping with playground equipment costs

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The playground equipment at Sylvan Park will be updated in a special project taking place this summer. City Administrator David Todd attended the school board meeting on March 20 to discuss a cost-sharing agreement with the school district. Todd ..... 
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