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R-P renews superintendent’s contract


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

After a recent snafu involving a well-meaning board chairwoman Angela Colbenson who followed school legal counsel advice, the district has officially approved Superintendent Ehler’s contract for another two years. Ehler’s past contract expired June 30 while the district waited to settle teacher contracts. Per legal advice, and to satisfy a Minnesota legal statute, Colbenson authorized Ehler to continue working past the expiration date under his current contract terms. This stirred up disapproval from board member Taylor Peterson, who noted decisions made regarding a superintendent’s contract must be made by the board as a whole. Peterson also voiced several concerns over the terms of the contract.

During a closed session meeting on October 21, the board discussed the contract once again. A two-year contract was approved, with an optional extension for the third year being offered if both parties mutually agree. Salary was increased 1.11 percent for 2013-2014 and 3.06 percent for 2014-2015, $103,682 and $107,182 respectively. Should the option for a third year be approved, salary would increase 2.59 percent. This contract is begun retroactively July 1, 2013 and will end June 30, 2015. Notice of renewal or nonrenewal will be agreed upon by December 15, 2014.

The package increases include salary, health, life, dental and LTD insurances, 403b contribution, teacher retirement and payroll taxes, as well as providing a $5,000 annual contribution to a Health Care Savings Account. According to a district press release, “The salary benefits package was determined using data from 12 area school districts to assist with the salary negotiation process. The average area superintendent salary is $111,151.00. An examination of duty days, insurance costs, severance payments and leave arrangement was performed to determine comparability with area schools.”

Peterson noted displeasure at the July meeting in regards to some of these benefits, particularly insurance coverage and time off. According to the contract, the district will provide the superintendent family coverage health, dental and vision coverage, under the district group plan at the expense of the district. In addition, the district will provide a group term life plan providing $100,000 of coverage, long-term disability, and liability insurance.

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Peterson received final feasibility report for County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

Following a thorough field investigation of sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer systems, Yaggy Colby presented its report to the city council Wednesday, October 9. Included in the report was the engineer’s opinion of probable cost for seve ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a headstart on their college education

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

By Jenny Helgemoe, R-P H.S. Counselor Rushford-Peterson High School is providing juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head­start on their college education. For a number of years now, R-P High School has been offering dual credit courses. ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Teigen James Johnson

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Social Scenes

Big brothers Caden and Carson Johnson welcome their baby brother, Teigen James Johnson. Parents are Trinity and Emily Johnson of Peterson, Minn. He was born on September 5, 2013. Teigen weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are ..... 
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Wanda Alice Eide

Tue, Sep 24th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Wanda Alice Eide, 88 of Peterson died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse surrounded by her family. Wanda was born October 23, 1924 in Peterson to Joseph and Mary (Lindberg) Johnson. She graduated from Peterson Hi ..... 
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Peterson continues County 25 discussion

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

The massive project slated for County Road 25, running through the heart of Peterson, Minn. continues to see more questions. The county is eager to get the project underway in 2014, but has said it is willing to wait until the following year. “Wai ..... 
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R-P recipient of two grants

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

By Kirsten Zoellner The Rushford-Peterson school year is off to a good start, especially as it received notification of two early education grants. The first, and more sizeable grant, comes to the district from the Minnesota Department of Education ..... 
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Arnie Truman Severtson

Wed, Sep 18th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Arnie Truman Severtson, 85, of Peterson, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Rushford Good Shepherd Lutheran Home where he had been a resident since April. Arnie was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Fillmore County, to Ole and Martha (Slinde) Severtson on t ..... 
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2013 R-P homecoming

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

The Rushford-Peterson Schools will celebrate Homecoming 2013 the week of September 16-21. The Presentation of the Royalty and the naming of the King and Queen will take place at an all-school assembly September 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the High School gym ..... 
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