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Rushford-Peterson approve contracts for 2015-2016


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

ATS&R architect Dean Beeninga gives an update to the school board July 20 regarding the site plan, design, and water runoff control for the new school. Pictured, left to right, are Beeninga, Board Directors Joyce Iverson and Dean Mierau, and Board Chairman John Linder. Photo by Kirsten Zoellner



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 Minnesota State High School League. Of further discussion were contracts for a new athletic trainer and building repairs of the Rushford facility.

Current athletic trainer Judi Tekhautz has requested not to renew her long-time contract and provided the district with a number of reputable sources for her replacement. These include Gunderson Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System, and Winona Health. R-P Athletic Director Dan Bieberdorf noted various items about the proposed contract from each provider. After speaking with coaches about what time of coverage they feel is required at sporting events, Bieberdorf recommended that the school board provide sports medicine coverage at 21 events during the year, the “bare bones coverage”, plus eight additional events.

Each of the providers will assign a trainer to R-P, but will have a team of trainers to assist if there is a conflict in that trainer’s schedule. The trainer assigned will attend all home football, wrestling, and track events and five basketball events. The trainer will also make twice weekly visits to the school to meet with coaches or athletes. While the district preferred to have a trainer at all home events, it posed a substantial cost increase. The lowest cost proposal was from Winona Health in the amount of $3,175 and was approved unanimously

The district also approved a contract with Interstate Roofing & WTP, Inc. for the repair of the roof over a portion of the 1936 building, in particular Mr. Honken’s classroom. Recurring water problems and leakage prompted Superintendent Ehler to seek out bids. Two were received and included removal of the flat roof down to the deck, modifications to the deck, adding of an additional surface drain and insulation, and then reroofing. Interstate Roofing bid $49,712 while Schwickert’s bid a mere $392 higher.

Discussion of the two bids included whether or not the district was required to take the low bid and the past work history of the two firms with the district. “They have impeccable reputations. Both have served us well,” noted Ehler.

Board Director Peterson questioned whether the roof could be patched in light of the dist .....
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Rushford-Peterson approve contracts for 2015-2016

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 24th, 2015
Posted in Rushford 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 Minne ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Middle School 4th quarter honor roll

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Rushford 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 Rushford 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 Rushford 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 Rushford 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 Rushford 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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R-P sifts through school project, current facilities, student incident

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

While the R-P School Board agenda for Monday, April 20 may have largely been dedicated to approval of personnel changes, the majority of discussion related to continuation of plans for the new school facility and repair and redevelopment of the cu ..... 
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Lois Roberton Nursing Scholarship for local nursing students

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

The Rushford Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for this year’s Lois Roberton Nursing scholarship are currently being accepted. Through the generosity and vision of the late Lois Roberton, Rushford Community Found ..... 
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