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Lawsuit started against Rushford-Peterson School District


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 28th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

While some in the valley community are gearing up for bid opening and ground breaking for the new school facility, others are digging in their heels to protest the process that’s led to this point, as well as what is believed as infringement upon the legal rights of others. At the Monday, September 21 school board meeting, Glen and Denise Palecek, owners of the property adjacent to the new school site and holders of an access easement on the south and east side of the school property, read statements directed to the district. In his letter, Glen Palecek stated, “Now that we have been given what we were told is the final plan, we have given our lawyers permission to start a lawsuit against the school.” Palecek also noted that while the lawsuit doesn’t prohibit construction from beginning, it will be done, “At risk.”

The Paleceks have long claimed that their 66-foot access easement must be kept clear at all times per document description. The couple stated that August plans, noted as final and presented to the Rushford City Council September 14, included two concrete barrier curbs, two drop-off lanes, a ditch on the south and east easement, four light poles, nine signs and posts with concrete footings, two parking signs, surmountable concrete curb, pedestrian sidewalks, four parking spaces, snow storage areas, a tree, and a fire hydrant. In addition, they state that the south and east easements have been regraded into a steep embankment with a 2:1 or 50% slope.

“Glen and I have always stated we are for a new school. We are not and never have been trying to stop the school from being built. We are only trying to defend our real estate rights. The easement on the 66-foot roadway property is ours. It’s not our fault that you’re trying to shoehorn too large of a school onto less than seven acres of land,” added Denise Palecek.

School Board Chairman John Linder stated that the easement will remain unobstructed. He stated there will be no hydrant, signs, or poles and snow removal will not be stored on the easement. As to concrete curbs and asphalt the district has maintained that the addition of it will improve the Palecek’s access, which the Palecek’s reject, claiming the construction amounts to permanent obstruction of their access. The matter has been deemed a private legal matter by both the R-P School District and City of Rushford.

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Foundation for Rushford-Peterson schools TriCity Challenge 2015

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

The Foundation for Rushford- Peterson Schools would like to announce the dates for the TriCity Challenge and Conquer the Bluff 2015. Conquer the Bluff will take place on Thursday, October 8, with registration starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Hoillan ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson approves progressive discipline addendum

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

By Kirsten Zoellner The Rushford-Peterson School Board voted unanimously to approve an addendum to its student handbooks regarding progressive discipline. The policy had drawn some concern in recent months over a lack of clear definition. In July, ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson approve contracts for 2015-2016

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

The Rushford-Peterson School Board approved a number of housekeeping items at the Monday, July 20 meeting, including staffing requests and annual agreements with Hiawatha Mental Health Center, Minnesota State College Southeast Technical, and Minneso ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Middle School 4th quarter honor roll

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

Grade 8 A Honors: Cora Bauer, Kaitlyn Bieberdorf, Chloe Bunke, Chealsy Eide, Isabelle Gile, Kjersta Hinz, Peyton Hoiness, Lauren Lawston, Abbylyn Malone, Cassidy Meldahl, Nolan Mueller, Megan Oian, Merrill Schroeder, and Julissa Trejo B Honors: ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School 4th quarter honor roll

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

A Honors Grade 9: Nicholas Anderson, Benjamin Ansell, Nicole Blagsvedt, Michael Ekern, Payton Hahn, Olivia Hoff, Derek Jannsen, Morgan Kingsley, Victoria Kjome, Anna Kjos, Hannah Ledebuhr, Jordan McNamer, and Matthew Strapp Grade 10: Ashley Agr ..... 
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R-P School Board approves extended leave amid concerns

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

For several months, the R-P School Board has been gathering information regarding a request for an extended leave of absence from teacher Judy Vix. Twice the issue has been tabled pending more information. At the Monday, June 15 meeting, the issue w ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson announces 2015 summer meal program

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

This summer, all children ages birth to 18, REGARDLESS of income level, will be able to eat FREE breakfasts and lunches at school Monday thru Friday beginning June 1-September 2 during designated serving times. Breakfast from 8-9 a.m. Lunch fr ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson hears caution from public, board members

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

The Monday, May 18 R-P School Board meeting was limited in agenda mainly to changes in staffing, end of year housekeeping, and approval of both district and Minnesota Department of Education policies. However, both public comment and board member co ..... 
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