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  The Minnesota Department of Education has released graduation rates for the 2017-18 school year and this week’s column will highlight the results for your local school district and compare those results to the state. The goal of the school district is to have all students graduate; this is a goal...
Property tax statements came out recently and gave this writer the opportunity to have conversations with multiple members of our community and this week’s column will attempt to answer the most common questions. 1. Why the Increase? – 2019 school taxes increased $152,762.89 or  7.51%.   The...
The Minnesota State Legislature has been in session and this week’s column will report on legislative progress on a couple of issues important to your local school district. School Finance The Governor, the House and the Senate have all set their funding targets and we are encouraged by the...
This week’s column will update readers on a variety of unrelated topics. 1.Conference Affiliation – The Board has made the decision to remain in the Prairie Conference for several reasons including travel and rivalries. 2.Make-up Days – Assuming that we do not have any more storm days, your local...
  One topic of interest to many members in the communities we serve is the athletic program.  This week’s column will discuss our conference affiliation dilemma.  Your local school district is in the position of having to decide about athletic conference affiliation beginning with the 2020-21  We...
Last week’s edition of the Long Prairie Leader had a story about the budget enhancement discussions at the February School Board meeting; this week’s column will dive a little deeper into the financial condition of the district, the process used to develop priorities and the decisions made so far....
Congratulations to Coach Lorentz, his staff, all of the wrestlers and their parents on the Class A State Wrestling Championship!  This is a great source of pride for our schools and the communities we serve! It was a great day for our coaches, students and fans as the Wolves dominated all three...
Our Wolves Wrestling Team is going to state again; congratulations and good luck to Coach Lorentz, his staff and all of the wrestlers! A few pieces of information: 1.  Our first match is against Goodhue at 11:00 a.m. 2.  There will be fan buses at a cost of $15 (buy your own ticket, meals, etc.)  ...
 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 18-24. The commemorative week is designed to recognize the contributions made by Minnesota’s school...
  The past couple of weeks have certainly reminded us that despite the mild start, winter is  in full force in Minnesota and questions have been asked about how decisions are made for late starts, early dismissals and cancellations; this is the topic of this week’s column.   First of all, remember...

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