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Lanesboro School Board approves preliminary levy


Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton

During their regular meeting on September 19, the Lanesboro School Board members approved the preliminary 2013 payable 2014 tax levy at the maximum amount. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained the total levy is $336,776.08, but they are still waiting for approval for more. This amount is a 23 percent decrease from last year. Even with the addition of more money, Boggs said the amount will still be a significant decrease.

The levy amount cannot be increased, but it can be lowered. The final budget and levy will be approved in December.

Boggs also presented the school board with the Annual Report on Curriculum and Instruction. Principal Brett Clarke had put the report together and it is now posted on the school website.

Boggs said the report discusses some of the district’s goals, including preparing students for lifelong learning. “We need to develop good citizens,” said Boggs. “We’re here to teach kids how to learn.”

The MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) test scores were all above the average for the state. Boggs said reading has always been strong in Lanesboro. Math is an area that needs some improvement, but the scores are getting better. He added the MCA tests are not only a measuring stick, but a useful tool for teachers, as they can look at the tests and see in which areas the students need improvement.

The school board was able to see the new greenhouse that is finished and ready to go. Boggs said the greenhouse will be used for horticulture classes, as well as science FFA students. “I’m excited to have kids out here growing things,” he said.

Other Business

The board approved the contract for Kristi Ruen as Ag and FFA instructor.

The October meeting was moved to Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m.

Lanesboro School Board updated on laptop program

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School Principal Brett Clarke updated the school board on the one-to-one netbook program that was started at the high school this past school year. As they prepare for a new school year, Clarke said they will be instal ..... 
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World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements Documentary

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

LANESBORO, Minn. – The documentary film “World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements” will be shown on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Presented by Lanesboro Arts Center in partnership with Frozen River Film Festiv ..... 
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World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements Documentary

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

LANESBORO, Minn. – The documentary film “World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements” will be shown on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Presented by Lanesboro Arts Center in partnership with Frozen River Film Festiv ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board decides against referendum

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton At the June meeting the Lanesboro School Board discussed an operating referendum of $300 per student. Superintendent Jeff Boggs had informed the board that the state was offering a referendum match of $212 per student. If the distric ..... 
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Megan Kiehne of Lanesboro Receives Augustana Music Scholarship

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Augustana College is pleased to announce that Megan Kiehne from Lanesboro, Minn., has been awarded a Pro Musica Scholarship. This award is based on Megan’s outstanding achievement in music and Performing Arts Scholarship auditi ..... 
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Lanesboro Schools to purchase woodshop equipment

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Fire Marshall has ordered that Lanesboro Schools install a dust collection system for the woodshop. They currently do not have one, and never have in the past. The preliminary estimates for the purchase come in at $50,000. The school board di ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears about senior class trip

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School seniors Michael Holst and Kirsten Ruen attended the school board meeting on May 13 and talked about the recent senior class trip to Washington, D.C. The seniors were gone from April 3-11. “It was amazing, ..... 
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Peterson awarded scholarship at SDSU

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Katlyn Peterson of Lanesboro, Minn. was awarded the Matthew and Colleen Vukovich Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year at South Dakota State University. Peterson is a exercise science major at SDSU, where she is active in ..... 
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