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Fillmore Central passes on Special Ed. consortium


Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

At the regular Fillmore Central School Board meeting, Superintendent Richard Keith informed the board about a request from a southern Minnesota special education consortium to join with the district.

According to Keith, it is sometimes difficult for the small districts to find psychologists and speech pathologists, and they often have to share services with other schools. Right now, Fillmore Central does have a speech pathologist.

Keith said that joining forces with the consortium has certain risks, including financial ones. There is also the possibility that they would have to share the speech pathologist and have for less time.

Michelle Breitsprecher, Special Ed. Director, was asked if she thought joining would solve any of their problems with staffing difficulties.

“It may make it stronger to find things, but does it solve everything? No,” replied Breitsprecher.

Chairperson Ross Kiehne said the district is always open to creative ways to work with other small districts, but they also have to look at what makes sense.

Keith also added that the Root River Program, which is currently a Fillmore Central program, could become a consortium program, and there is the potential it would be moved to a more central location.

It was agreed amongst board members that the special ed. arrangement with Kingsland is working well, and they did not feel the need to continue discussion with the consortium.

Personnel

The board approved rescinding the hire of ECSE Paraprofessional Jessica Marzolf, and approved the hire of Kelly Jo Dornink for that position.

The resignation of Katie Gilman, daycare paraprofessional, was approved. The resignations of Aubrey Johnson and Ashley Case were also approved.

The hires for extra-curricular staff were approved, including Joseph Cullen for assistant wrestling; Alan LaFluer, assistant wrestling; Domingo Kingsley, seventh grade girls basketball; John O’Connor, 9th grade girls basketball; and Jackie Whitacre, speech and one act play.

Other Business

The board approved the sale of a baler that is in the boiler room at the high school that is no longer in use. They also approved the sale of the 12-passenger van, as there is a state law that schools can no longer have 12-passenger vans.

The board approved the Literacy Plan, which is don .....
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The Fillmore Central High School Band

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central High School Band Department will have 8 students proudly represent its school at the 2012 Three Rivers Honor Music Festival. The event will be held at St. Charles High School on Monday, November 5th, 2012. Students are selected ..... 
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Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars changes its name

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

As of October 1, 2012, Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars has a new name - Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation. The local scholarship committee was recently informed that the annual fee to be affiliated with Scholarship America would be ra ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board approves winter coaches

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

Coaches for winter sports were approved at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on September 25, 2012. Athletic Director Chris Mensink informed the board of the choices and the numbers for each sport. According to Mensink, there are 53 boys ..... 
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2012 Summer Reading at Preston Public Library

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

We had a fantastic Summer Reading Program this year, and we extend Congratulations to all of our successful summer readers! A total of 85 participated in Preston Public Library’s “Dream Big, Read!” reading program. Little ones in the Cuddle Me ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board approves staffing changes

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The new school year is off to a great start for Fillmore Central students, who started school early this year due to a project being done at the high school next summer. Principal Heath Olstad said everything is running smoothly. At their regular ..... 
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Fillmore Central ready for new school year

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 24, 2012. Dean of Students Chris Mensink said the asbestos removal is done at the elementary school and they are ready to start the new year. They have moved a few classrooms around, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the sixteenth straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each ..... 
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