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Governor Walz announced last week a complex set of rules that school districts must follow in the operation of your local school district this year.  This week’s column will attempt to decipher in plain language what the Governor along with the Minnesota Departments of Health and Education have...
There are four positions up for election this year on your local school board.  The filing period is July 28th to August 11th and affidavits of candidacy are available in the district office.  The following information is from Minnesota School Board Association’s website and credit is given to the...
A question that this writer receives multiple times per day is what is happening with school in the fall; this week's column will update readers with timelines that we are aware of. Week of June 15th - The MDE has informed us that they will be releasing guidelines to help shape our contingency...
  There is a common misperception that all school employees have the summer off and I am frequently asked:  “Aren’t you off for the summer?”  This week’s column will provide some information to readers about summer work at the school. The school has several classifications of employees based on...
The 2019-20 school year will be remembered for all of the wrong reasons and as we put the year to rest, we begin the transition process to the 2020-21 school year.  While we have no guidance from the State of Minnesota on what the 2020-21 school year will hold, your local school district has...
One of my favorite events of the year is Graduation and this week’s column will reflect a few thoughts for the Class of 2020.   Beginning with a quote from Jon Gordon’s Twitter Account:  “This virus may have stolen your senior year and graduation but it cannot and will not steal your future. Stay...
The school year will enter its final two weeks as this edition of Kringen’s Korner goes to print; this week’s column will have a variety of information for readers. 1.  Graduation – We will be holding a virtual graduation at the Long Drive-In Theatre at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 26th.  This...
This week’s column is difficult to write in regard to the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 as the Minnesota Departments of Health and Education have directed that the ceremony we had planned is not permitted. School districts across the state received the following from the MDE on Friday,...
We enter the final month of the school year and continue to adjust to the “new normal”.  This week’s column will update readers on what is happening in your local school district. Your local school district is doing their best to make decisions about programs and events in a time of great...
Governor Walz has issued an Executive Order that extends distance learning for the rest of the school year (May 29th for LPGE); this week’s column will review how this impacts various aspects of your local school district.  Distance Learning – Our distance learning program will continue through May...

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