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The closure of our school buildings and the shift to distance learning has raised questions about future events and activities in your local school district.  This week’s column while not providing specific answers will review the process that we are following and some of the questions that we will...
The Governor has issued a stay at home order until April 10th and then we will begin distance learning from Monday March 30th through Thursday, April 30th with a plan for students to return to school on May 5th.    Distance Learning - Our staff has been hard at work developing distance learning...
Your local school district has been hard at work to be in compliance with the Governor's Executive order to close school through March 27th; this week's column will share with readers what we have been doing in several areas.  It is interesting to note that last week's column was cancelled as it...
Congratulations to Coach Lorentz, his staff, all of the wrestlers and their parents on a repeat Class A State Wrestling Championship!   This is a great source of pride for our schools and the communities we serve! It was a great day for our coaches, students and fans as the Wolves dominated the...
Readers are likely aware that your local school district had to deal with a threat made towards the school last week.  We worked closely with the Long Prairie Police Department to deal with the situation and students were able to continue their education in a safe manner.  We firmly believe that...
Even though your local school district did not participate in last week’s election, this writer watched the results and has a few thoughts for readers.  This is the topic of this week’s column and a reminder that the opinions expressed in this column are mine alone and do not represent an official...
This week’s column will digress from the usual topics, as we get ready to celebrate Veteran’s Day in the LPGE School District.  There will be two events on Nov. 11th as follows:  The Secondary School program will be at 9:00 a.m. in the Auditorium.  This year’s program will again feature the LPGE...
The use of vaping devices by students is a hot topic in the media recently and this week’s column will review with readers what your local school district is doing. The responsibility to deal with the problem of vaping by students is not the school’s alone.  Parents and the community need to get...
  School enrollment is a critical factor for all schools in making decisions about finances, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs as well as decisions about our facilities; this week’s column will review recent historical enrollment numbers and look at a projection for future...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the preliminary tax levy for 2020 at their regular September meeting.  While this is the preliminary levy and changes are possible, the Board may not increase the levy only lower the levy; this is the topic of this week’s column. The levy will decrease...

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