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This week’s column will update readers as we finalize projects for the summer of 2018.  We are in the fortunate position due lower than expected bids and good project management to be in the position of continuing to improve our facilities.  Bids/quotes have been received and the Board has approved...
The Minnesota State Legislature has reached the halfway point and this week’s column will update readers on what is happening in St. Paul that are related to the priorities for your local school district.  Most of the information for this column is from the April 2, 2018 edition of the Weekly...
This week’s column will cover two pieces of excellent news; one for the school district as a whole and one for our students. Balanced Budget For the first time in over a decade, the School Board has a projection for a balanced budget as we move towards the 2018-19 school year.  While there are...
Last week’s column outlined the process for replacing Paul Weinzierl as Secondary Principal; this week’s column will announce the semi-finalists for the job.   The following have been offered and accepted an interview for the position of secondary principal: 1.  Jennifer Strom – Ms. Strom is...
The Minnesota State Legislature is in session and this week’s column will highlight what your local school district would like to see happen in this session. There are four specific things we are looking for: 1.  Increase funding for special education; your local school district used almost $1,000,...
Congratulations to the Wolves Wrestling Team on a great season that was capped off by a trip to the state tournament and a fourth place finish!  Our young men competed at the highest level in the state and represented our schools and communities in a great fashion.  Thanks and congratulations to...
This week’s column is prompted by the tragic events in Florida; a reminder to all readers that the opinions expressed in this column are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District. The tragic events in Florida are another mark on...
One aspect of school finance that many people find frustrating and do not understand is the concept of “fund accounting”.  Essentially, school fund accounting describes the various pools of money that schools use to keep track of our expenditures and there are limitations mandated by law that...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District will join school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Minnesota’s annual School Board Recognition Week February 19-23. The commemorative week is designed to recognize the contributions made by Minnesota’s school...
Your local school district employs about 150 regular full-time people and numerous other folks as part-time coaches, substitutes and in other areas.  Turnover is inevitable as people retire, move, or make lifestyle decisions that require a change in jobs.  This week’s column will update readers on...

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