Kringen's Korner

This week’s column will update readers on Phase IV of the Deferred Maintenance Project. 1.  Roof Replacement – Considerable work has been completed on both buildings and we are approximately 60% completed; the project is on time and on budget. 2.  Painting – The painters are making great progress...
Regular readers of this column most likely have noticed construction activity at the school this summer.  This week’s column will update on Phase IV of the Deferred Maintenance Project. Secondary School 1. Roof Replacement – Supplies have been stockpiled, the ballast rock has been removed from the...
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 their...
It appears that we have kind of reached a conclusion to the legislative session; however, there are certainly some things to be decided. This week’s column will summarize the impact of legislative action on your local school district. School Finance – Included is a 2% increase each year of the...
 One of my favorite events of the year is Graduation and this week’s column will reflect on a few thoughts for the Class of 2017. Graduation is the culmination of 13 years of school and all of this year’s graduates and their families should be proud of the accomplishment and should be congratulated...
One question that is apparently resurfacing in the communities we serve is the cost of the Deferred Maintenance Project; this week’s column will provide information to readers. The voter-approved bonds that were authorized in May of 2014 are funding all of the projects.  The bond proceeds are held...
One of the purposes of Kringen’s Korner is to provide readers with factual information and when needed to respond to incorrect information that is apparently being spread in the community.  This week’s column will discuss how the digital conversion project of your local school district is funded....
U.S. News and World Report has published their list of best High Schools in the State of Minnesota and states that the rankings are based on student achievement including graduation rates and scores on state proficiency tests. The magazine examined data for more than 22,000 high schools.  We are...
This week’s column will update readers on the replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act with new legislation called Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   ESSA will be implemented at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. There are two significant differences that this writer understands between...
Summer is just a few short weeks away and this summer will be another busy one at your local school district as our Deferred Maintenance Project enters Phase IV.  This week’s column will discuss the major projects scheduled for completion this summer. The secondary school will see most of the work...

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