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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 17-21.  Credit is given to MSBA for the content of this column. The commemorative week is designed 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...
Your local school district has completed over a month with students back in our buildings including three weeks with full in-person learning and we are pleased to report that things are going well.  This week’s column will give “elbow bumps” to some deserving folks. Students - Our students have...
Your local School Board made the difficult decision to not accept a grant that would have allowed us to work with the City of Long Prairie to place an officer in our buildings; this week’s column will review that decision. The ad hoc committee co-chaired by Amy VanValkenburg and Ted Gray met and...
The Minnesota State Legislature has convened 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. School...
This week’s column will be a deviation from the normal topics as we head into the traditional Christmas and New Year’s break and celebrations. First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have taken the time to visit, call or email with feedback on this column...
The 2020 General Election is over (except for the recounts and court challenges) and regardless of whether a person is satisfied with the results or not, the fact remains that as a state and a nation, we have made our decisions and the winners of these elections must now work together to deal with...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board deliberated about the appropriate learning model for your local school district on Monday, Oct. 26th and will continue to deliberate this moving forward; this is the topic of this week’s column. The COVID-19 case rates for Todd County and the communities of...
This week’s column will be a slight departure from educational issues and will go to print one week prior to the general election on Nov. 3rd. The commercials and flyers will finally stop for a short time with the upcoming election on Nov. 3rd and while the process is often irritating, the...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the preliminary tax levy for 2021 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 levy will decrease by just under $2000...

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