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Lanesboro makes changes to school bus routes


Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Two bus stops in town will be added to the Lanesboro School bus routes starting in October.

The Lanesboro School busing policy states the school buses will only pick up students that live at least one mile from the school. At the August school board meeting, Lori Anderson asked about adding two extra stops in town so students who live on the edges of town won’t have as far to walk. The students living in those areas could walk to the stops instead of all the way to school.

Chairman Dave Ruen believed there would be many kids that would benefit from two bus stops in town. There are a few things that need to be considered, such as whether or not there is room on the bus. The drop-off and pick-up will not be less than half a mile from school, and the stops can only be on current routes. The stops will be posted on the school web site.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said they would like to avoid picking up students too early in the morning. Also, if there is no room on the bus, other arrangements will have to be made. After the new routes are started, they will have a better idea of what is needed.

Annual report

High school principal Brett Clarke presented the board with the annual report on curriculum and instruction, a state mandated report. He spoke of the MCA testing requirements in math and reading, and how Lanesboro relates to the state averages. Clarke said they want to be sure there is growth in the test scores and abilities, but also be sure the kids who are proficient are still growing. At the elementary school, scores are strong in reading and math, at or above average in most cases.

Extracurricular activities help with things like test scores, and Clarke noted that most students are in one or many of them. There is great participation in those activities.

Board member Dave Lawstuen asked if there will be any changes as far as graduation requirements. Clarke said the trend is more. Boggs noted that requiring more credits from the core classes will affect the electives and other things they would like to see the students do.

Personnel

Co-curricular contracts were approved. Katrina Schuneman was approved for band, Traci Pederson as a Sp. Ed. aide, Sharon Boyum for choir, Melanie Haugen for ½ cheerleader coach, Julie Jensson for ½ cheerleader coach, John Smith for senior advisor, Kristi Ruen for FFA advisor, Holly Clarke fo .....
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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 scho ..... 
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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.
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