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Mabel-Canton to update school’s boiler system


Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. All board members were present.

The minutes from the February 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with only one minor change.

Chairperson Cristal Adkins noted that Minnesota’s graduation rates are continuing to rise and are currently at 81%. The dedication of those that work in the education system and the support of community members in the state of Minnesota can be attributed to the rising numbers.

The board wished to thank the Mabel Business Association for hosting the “Dueling Pianos” event held on March 14. There was a huge show of support from the community for the event and the donations and proceeds will benefit the school district. Superintendent Jennifer Backer attended the event and was blown away by the community’s support for the school district. She said she is very thankful to be a part of a district that takes care of its kids so well.

The board approved unpaid leave of absence for Tricia Soiney on March 26-27, 2015 and for Lisa Halverson on April 20-21, 2015. Troy Soiney abstained from the vote for Tricia Soiney’s leave.

An anonymous donation in the amount of $80 for technology device use was accepted and appreciated by the board.

The resignation of the boys basketball B-Team coach, Doug Ward, was accepted pending a suitable replacement. The board also approved a motion for non-renewal of the agriculture teacher, Roger Lamm’s contract pending a suitable replacement.

The school business manager, Todd Netzke updated the board members on the current budget. He noted that federal, state, and Special Ed aid are all coming in slower than normal. This is the case in all the school districts for which he works. He is anticipating that more payments should come in this month which will make March’s budget look better than February’s. Even with the aid being slower than usual, he stated that February’s budget is tracking well. The total amount of expenditures for the fiscal year is currently sitting at around $140,000 less than this same time last year.

Simone Bolin from Hiawatha Valley Education District, which is the special ed co-op to which Mabel-Canton belongs, spoke at the meeting to update the board on the budget and services provided to the district by the co-op. She distributed a list of al .....
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Enrollment numbers up for Mabel-Canton School District

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on February 17th, 2014 at 7 pm. All board members were present. The minutes from the January 12th and 28th, 2015 meetings were reviewed and approved. Minnesota School Board Recognition Week is Februa ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Schools thankful for donations

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on December 16, 2014 for a Truth in Taxation meeting at 6:30 p.m. immediately followed by a regular meeting. All board members were present. Several community members attended the Truth in Taxation meet ..... 
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Mabel-Canton school board discusses deficit, enrollment

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on November 18, 2014 at 7 pm. Board members Jane Hall and Troy Soiney were not present. The official results of the November 4th election for school board members were read by Mary Pat Kuhn. Cristal Adki ..... 
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Principal of Mabel-Canton High School resigns

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 19th, 2014 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the July 15, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to welcome back the staff and students of Mabe ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Schools face budget cuts

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on July 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. Principal Jeff Nolte was not present nor were board members Cristal Adkins, Jane Hall, or Troy Soiney. The minutes from the June 17, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. ..... 
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Mabel-Canton band trip is a success

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on June 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present as well as Todd Lechtenberg, Mabel-Canton school district’s business manager. The minutes from the May 20, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved ..... 
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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 4 By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had tw ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1 By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for t ..... 
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