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Rushford-Peterson addresses building security


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

The district has ramped up its protocol for usage and opted for restricted access by key, following a concern brought forth by board member Taylor Peterson regarding unauthorized and unsupervised use of the facility. Under the new plan, access to the weight room and gym will be limited. During the school year, both sites will be open to currently-enrolled R-P students from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and then again from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., as long as the use does not conflict with school-sponsored or pre-scheduled activities.

During the summer, the sites will be open to organized student use/captains’ practice during scheduled times, which will be set through the facility scheduler on the R-P website. Scheduled times will be posted at the gym and on the district calendar.

Additionally, an individual, 18 or older, may reserve the gym for a private function for a fee of $25 per four-hour time slot. They will be required to sign a waiver and will take full responsibility for all individuals who participate. They will be granted an entry key to access during the time slot, which must be returned immediately after via lockbox.

Individuals, 18 and over and out of high school, who would like access to the weight room, may purchase a key for an annual fee of $200. Allowing access to the northwest entry door only, the keys will be individually numbered and will allow access for that individual only. The district was quick to point out that an individual may not purchase an annual key and give admittance to others. These individuals will also be required to sign a waiver indicating full responsibility for injuries and damages that may occur.

Another key area revolves around the children of staff members utilizing the facilities. According to the new plan, staff members may only allow their children access to the gym or weight room if they are currently enrolled in the district as students and if supervised. Staff members, and their children, who abuse the privilege, or allow other children to access the building, will be held to the same standard as other community members.

New safety measures include rekeying all outside doors to the Rushford building with a laser-cut, non-duplicable key and rekeying the northwest door to allow access to the gym and weight room only, using the same technology. Additionally, five entry points at the facility are being eliminated, reducing the number of monitoring points. Th .....
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Rushford-Peterson schools receives books to promote early literacy

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Owatonna, Minn. - Rushford-Peterson Schools was one of 29 organizations to receive donated books through Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) BookStart program, a partnership between SMIF and Capstone. This grant program, which awarde ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Schools School Board Election for Fall 2014

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

The school board elections will take place with the fall general election to be held on Tuesday, November 4. There will be three openings on the Rushford-Peterson Board of Education and the terms will be for four years. Angela Colbenson, Daniel Muns ..... 
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R-P moves new referendum forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Options regarding the new school initiative and a November 4, 2014 referendum were recently presented to the Rushford-Peterson District School Board. Gary Olson, of Ehler’s & Associates, and Dean Beeninga, of architectural firm ATS&R, presented th ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

“We asked for a miracle, we got one. It wasn’t what we asked for but it was exactly what we needed,” enthused Superintendent Chuck Ehler. The comments came on the heels of notification that the education piece of the Omnibus bill, HF 3172, rega ..... 
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R-P runs into insurance snag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

At the Monday, April 21 Rushford Peterson school board meeting, the district acknowledged a snag with bids for insurance coverage. Board member Taylor Peterson sought clarification, as did local insurance agent Butch Johnson, who was present and addr ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson student wins Tri-County’s trip to D.C.

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

RUSHFORD, Minn. — Emma Malone, of Rushford, Minn., has won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C., courtesy of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC). As the winner of TEC’s Youth Tour Contest, Malone will represent the cooperative on the 20 ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Middle School - Quarter 3 A/B Honor Roll

Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

A Honor Roll Grade 8: Nicholas Anderson, Benjamin Ansell, Nicole Blagsvedt, Dawson Dahl, Mackenzie Eide, Michael Ekern, Olivia Hoff, Morgan Kingsley, Victoria Kjome, Anna Kjos, Hannah Ledebuhr, Gabriel Mierau, Matthew Strapp Grade 7: Cora Bauer, Ka ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School Honor Roll: 3rd Quarter

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

A Honor Roll 2013-2014 Grade 9 Ashley Agrimson, Halle Bauer, Bailey Bestul, Brooke Bestul, Noah Carlson, Neil Courrier, Mikayla Crawford, Nell Himlie, Haley Johnson, Spencer Majerus, Katie Mensing, Sarah Mensing, Aaron Munson, Ellen Nelson, Logan ..... 
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