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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...
The tragic events that recently impacted our community have left this writer, among many others, not only feeling a sense of tremendous loss but also struggling to understand how such an unspeakable act could happen. Condolences to the Bennett family—know that you are in our thoughts.   These have...
The start of school is two-weeks out as this column goes to press and this week’s column will update readers on the status of our building and summer projects. Elementary The Elementary School is ready for students for the 2019-20 school year.  This was the host school for our summer school program...
This Summer has been a busy one for your local school district as we continue the process of completing deferred maintenance projects and providing much needed updates to our facilities.        Elementary School The major project at the elementary school is taking more time than anticipated due to...
  School is back in session for close to 240 students who have registered for summer school this year!  The Credit Recovery Program started in early June while regular summer school and the Jumpstart to Kindergarten program started on Monday, July 8th and runs for three weeks Monday through Friday...
Readers are aware that with the retirement of Dan Zetah, that your local school district has been going through a process to select our next Activities Director; we are pleased to announce that Scott Lieser has been offered and has accepted the job.  The LPGE School Board is expected to give formal...
  Readers of this column are likely aware that the resignation of Dan Zetah has created an opening at LPGE for our next Activities Director. The position has been advertised and we received 19 completed application and have a solid pool to choose from.   The following have been offered and accepted...
  There is a common misperception that all school employees have the summer off and I am frequently asked:  “Aren’t you off for the summer?”  This week’s column will provide some information to readers about summer work at the school. The school has several classifications of employees based on...

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