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This week’s column will update readers on a new policy that the Board will implement at all future meetings.  Anyone who wishes to speak to the Board must sign and agree to the following (excerpts from the full document to fit the space allotted) when participating in a public meeting of the School...
This week’s column will update readers on the status of the Deferred Maintenance and Safe Schools Project that will be entering “Phase II” of the project this summer.  Important dates in the next couple of weeks: 1.  March 9 – Bid Opening in the Board Room (209) at the Elementary School 1:00 –...
The Minnesota Department of Education recently released graduation rate statistics for all school districts across the state; this is the topic of this week’s column. We are pleased to report that our 4-year graduation rate for all students was 94.5% compared to 81.9 % for the state as a whole and...
The cooperative track program with Browerville has been the topic of several school board meetings and a couple of newspaper articles the past two weeks; this week’s column will discuss the status and future of the program. Just over a year ago, the LPGE and Browerville School Boards entered into...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board will have school calendars for 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years on the agenda for the Feb. 22nd meeting; this is the topic of this week’s column. The 2016-17 calendar was given preliminary approval last year and will likely be approved with no changes;...
The Minnesota State Legislature will convene in March and this week’s column will highlight what this writer believes should be the educational priorities; reminder that the views expressed in this column are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the LPGE School District...
There are apparently some questions within the communities we serve about the wrestling cooperative agreement that was recently formed with Browerville and Eagle Valley; this week’s column will discuss the specifics of this new program. There are six items that will be of the most interest to...
    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...
This week’s column will update readers on the status of the Deferred Maintenance and Safe Schools Project that will be entering “Phase II” of the project this summer.  The “Safe Schools” piece of this project has been completed and this writer will now refer to the remaining parts of the project as...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the tax levy for 2016 at the conclusion of the Truth-In-Taxation Hearing that was held during the regular December School Board meeting; this is the topic of this week’s column. The 2016 levy is increased due to an increase in enrollment and adjustments...

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