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Lanesboro School Board approves revised school calendar


Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton

The 2013-2014 calendar was approved by the Lanesboro School Board during the March meeting. At the April meeting, Principal James Semmen approached the board with a few changes.

He explained there were some SEMLAC (Southeast Minnesota Learner Achievement Collaborative) meeting dates that changed, and the September 23rd meeting was changed to October 21. He changed a few other non-student days around due to MCA testing. There was discussion about the last day of school being a half-day on a Monday.

Board member Steve Snyder suggested they take away a vacation day earlier in the year and have school be done at the end of May. He asked about President’s Day, and Superintendent Jeff Boggs said they have to take that day off. There was discussion about the Monday after Easter.

Snyder felt it was better to have more student days before the MCA testing than after.

The board approved the end of the school year on June 2, 2014, with graduation being June 1.

Ag program

Boggs explained there are fewer students and smaller classes in the school’s agriculture program and a full-time teacher will no longer be needed. The teacher will work half-time during the school day but will still have FFA.

Board member Christine Troendle commented that this should not reflect that the school does not support the ag program. She said they should look at it as an opportunity to look at other classes, what is being offered, and see what the school really needs.

Band and Choir

The board officially acknowledged the accomplishments of the band and choir. Boggs informed the board that at the large group contests, the choir received two excellent ratings, and one superior. The band received all good ratings, but he noted they had moved up to category one, which is the toughest category.

“The instructors are great at pushing the kids further by having them play a tougher piece. The kids did an excellent job,” said Boggs.

Audit Quote

Pam Ristau, who has done the audit for Lanesboro Schools for several years, gave a quote for this year for $7,650, which was approved by the board. Boggs explained the amount was up slightly from last year, because there is an extra form due to state regulations. He noted they have been very happy with her work in the past.

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Lanesboro athlete prepares for DownUnder Sports Competition

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Mitch Walbridge Gabe Decker is a junior at Lanesboro High School who takes his participation in athletics very seriously, particularly his involvement in the Lanesboro-Fillmore Central-Mabel-Canton track program. But this year Decker is taking t ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears about Texas/Mexico trip

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro School Board members called to order their regular monthly meeting on February 21 at 5:30 P.M., a change from the regular schedule to accommodate the girls basketball tournament game with Rushford-Peterson. In addition to regular business ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears audit report

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Pam Ristau, CPA, presented the Lanesboro City Council the 2011-2012 audit report at their regular meeting on November 15, and the board approved it as presented. Ristau said the district had a decrease in their general fund balanc ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board gets technology demonstration

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro High School math teacher Joe Cullen gave the school board a demonstration on how he is utilizing technology in his classes during their meeting on October 16. Cullen thanked the board for getting the computers into the hands of the stud ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves handbooks

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board heard from high school Principal Brett Clarke and approved three handbooks at their regular meeting on August 16. The first handbook was the Student Handbook. Clarke said the only change made was the semester test polic ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board increases lunch and breakfast prices

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro School Board members met briefly on Thursday, July 19th for the regular monthly meeting. All board members were present at this meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs. A few important items were on agenda and were for discussion betw ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves computer purchases for high school students

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

In the fall, Lanesboro students in grades 9-12 will each be receiving their own personal tablet computer. High school Principal Brett Clarke and Superintendent Jeff Boggs have been researching different computers and discussing their ideas for imple ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board looking at improving technology

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board heard from High School Principal Brett Clarke at their meeting on April 19. Clarke was excited to share with them something the school had been talking about for years. With him he had two different netbook computers that ..... 
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