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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 brand new small engines.

Boggs said the engines are worth $7,500 and were donated to the school by Briggs and Stratton.

“They want to encourage schools to be exposed to this stuff,” said Boggs. He said it was an investment for them, as students who learn how to work on small engines will someday be in the work field and may be looking for a job in that field.

“The kids have really nice engines to work on,” he said.

Referendum

Boggs brought up the idea of an operating referendum. Lanesboro School does not currently have a referendum, but the board has the ability to approve a $424 per pupil unit referendum without voter approval, and the state would match $300.

He said they could think about a $424 referendum with the state’s $300 on top of that, and reduce the budget in other areas. This way there will be no additional cost to taxpayers.

Boggs will have more information to present at the July meeting.

Personnel

The non-certified contracts were approved. These include paraprofessionals, kitchen staff, custodians, daycare staff, and bus drivers. The administrative contracts were also approved.

The board accepted a resignation from Kristi Ruen for her position in ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education). They also approved a resignation from Kami Highum in the kitchen and Lisa Chiglo from concessions.

Health and Safety

The board approved the Health and Safety policy, with no changes from last year. Boggs said the school was asked by the state to approve the policy every year and have it on the board agenda.

The Health and Safety budget was also approved. Boggs explained the state required elevator inspections. The cost to have them inspected once per month is $3,400 per year, which Boggs said is less money than they were paying with a previous company.

They also have to pay for Health and Safety management. The management company goes through the paperwork and makes sure everything is in line with laws and regulations. Boggs said it serves its purpose at $4,300 a year.

Radon Testing

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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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Lanesboro School Board sets 2014 levy

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board certified their levy and approved the budget at their regular meeting on December 19. The levy for 2014 was set at $373,445.53. Superintendent Jeff Boggs said the levy has gone down this year, and has been doing so for t ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves audit report

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Pam Ristau, CPA, presented the Lanesboro School Board with the 2012 Audit Report at the regular meeting on November 21. Ristau said it was a good year for the district, with strong fund balances. The food service fund increased this year, and ..... 
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