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One of the great things about Twitter is that it is not unusual that people tweet about interesting items.  One person that I follow tweeted out an article from Forbes magazine that I will summarize in this week’s column.   The author of the article Barnard Marr opened the article by stating that...
Readers are likely aware that your local school district had to deal with a threat made towards students and staff last week.  We were able to work closely with the Long Prairie Police Department, deal with the situation and students were able to continue their education in a safe manner.  The Long...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the preliminary tax levy for 2019 at their regular September meeting.  While this is the preliminary levy and changes are possible, the Board may not increase the levy; this is the topic of this week’s column. The enrollment of your local school district...
Your local school district has received official notification from the Minnesota Department of Education that we have been identified for “Support” due to our MCA test scores and how we compared with other schools. The statement from the MDE is below: “Unlike schools identified for comprehensive or...
A light-hearted column this week that will highlight some fun facts from the first week of school. 1. 913 students walked through the doors of your school this week and almost all of them appeared happy to be back in school.   2. 860 personal learning devices (Chromebooks) were distributed and...
The start of the new school year generally means that our summer projects are done; this year is an exception and this week’s column will update readers on where our projects stand. 1.  Football/Track Complex – The new press box along with signage has been installed and was in use during the first...
The 2018-19 school year will officially begin on Sept. 4th and on behalf of the School Board, administration and all staff, we welcome back new and returning students; we are excited to see you and thank you for choosing LPGE! Every new school year provides students the opportunity to challenge...
This week’s column will update readers on our enrollment for the upcoming school year.  School enrollment is a critical issue for educational as well as financial reasons.     Grade       May 2018        Projection        August 2018 K                    74                  60                  58 1...
The middle of August means that school is just around the corner!  The next few weeks, this column will have information that readers may find of interest as we move ever closer to the day that parents fear will never come and students dread but secretly really enjoy;  the first day of school on...
There are three positions up for election this year on your local school board.  The filing period is July 31stto August 14thand affidavits of candidacy are available in the district office.  The following information is from Minnesota School Board Association’s website (www.mnmsba.org) and credit...

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