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R-P School Board receives clean audit, sets final levy


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Education

The district has been notified by Clifton, Larson & Allen that it has received a clean audit for the year. Kim Hillberg, representing the firm, relayed the findings to the board at the Monday, December 16 meeting. While there were two compliance findings, it was noted the district quickly put controls in place to mitigate the issues.

The district general fund is down $37,380 for the year at $2,085,022. Of that, $1,216,643 is in unrestricted funds, which can be a cushion for unforeseen financial events, according to Hillberg. The district operating capital is $802,057. “I do like to see it healthy,” she continued. “It allows availability to pay for capital projects, freeing up unrestricted funds. Districts have no short list of needs and this allows you the availability.”

The district currently has no debt service. “No debt is very unusual. There aren’t a lot of districts that have that,” said Hillberg.

Of the general fund revenue, 79.9 percent is currently coming from the state. The remaining 14.1 percent, 2.8 percent, and 3.2 percent are coming from property taxes, federal payments, and “other” sources respectively. The district’s Weighted Average Daily Membership has increased to 760 and is expecting another increase for fiscal year 2014.

“You’re demonstrating that you’re putting the money in the classrooms,” concluded Hillberg. The audit report was approved unanimously.

In other news, an unforeseen glitch in the contact with Ready Bus Line has caused the need for some last minute negotiations. A clause in the contract, in which an option for renegotiations was allowed, went undetected by both Ready and the district. Per the contract, which expires this year, renegotiations were to have taken place prior to November 22.

“My concern is that if there are two competitive possibilities out there, I don’t want to close the options,” said Linder suggesting the district might want to open it up for multiple bids, including Ready.

Ehler indicated that since the November deadline was already passed, there was not enough time. Instead, the district will meet with Ready first and negotiate, then open it up for bids if needed. The item will also be reviewed by legal counsel. The transportation committee of Valerie Howe, John Linder, and Taylor Peterson will meet with staff and Ready Bus Lines to discuss the renegotiations. The goal is .....
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R-P renews superintendent’s contract

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village 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 J ..... 
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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 Rushford Village 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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R-P recipient of two grants

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village 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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2013 R-P homecoming

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village 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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R-P tries to move beyond disagreements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Several district residents were on hand at the Monday, August 19 meeting to voice their opinions of several recent issues including the ongoing facilities and administration debate, grade location realignment, and consistency of offerings within the ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Schools Fall Sports parent and student eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Our annual Fall Sports Parent and Student Eligibility Night has been set for Thursday, August 1. All students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in a fall sport need to attend this meeting. Students and parents in grades 7-8 will meet in the the ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School Honor Roll

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Education

A Honor Roll Quarter 4 Grade 9: Keean Benson, Carissa Bieberdorf, Noah Dahl, Minju Jeong, Kate Klungtvedt, Savannah Neitzke, Bailey O’Hare, Rachel O’Shaughnessy, Caleb Thompson, Clara Wieser, Caryn Wolter Grade 10: Courtney Gravos, Connor Jo ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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