Kringen's Korner

The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the preliminary tax levy for 2017 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 great news for...
This week’s column will update readers on the progress of the Deferred Maintenance Project.  Be sure to check out next week’s column, as there will be some exciting news for taxpayers of your local school district! A substantial amount of work has been completed as we enter Phase 3 of this project...
A light-hearted column this week that will highlight some fun facts from the first week of school. 1. 871 students walked through the doors of your school this week and almost all of them appeared happy to be back in school.  2. Almost 800 personal learning devices (otherwise known as iPads) were...
This week’s column is based on an article from the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education and contains useful information for parents as students return to school this week. The first day of school is Sept. 6th and it is not unusual for children to feel somewhat anxious about returning to...
The 2016-17 school year will officially begin on Sept. 6th 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...
Last week’s edition of this newspaper had a well-written article on the test scores from last school year in your local school district as well as St. Mary’s, Browerville and Swanville; it is fair to say that the struggles in our school are shared by many schools across the state. We are not...
The middle of August means that school is just around the corner!  The next two 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...
Another question that I have received lately was how do I run for the School Board and this week’s column will discuss the process and some resources for prospective candidates. Interested people must file an Affidavit of Candidacy, which is available from the school district clerk, 205 Second...
One of the questions that I have received lately is about the hiring process at LPGE and this week’s column will discuss the application, interview and formal offer of employment process at your local school district. There are essentially four steps in the hiring process: 1.  Application – All...
The start of the 2016-17 school year is a little over a month away and in fact, our athletic programs will start practices in a couple of weeks.  This week’s column will provide a final update to readers on our summer projects. All projects but one have been substantially completed and your school...

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