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Congratulations to the Wolves Wrestling Team on a great season that was capped off by a trip to the state tournament and a fourth place finish!  Our young men competed at the highest level in the state and represented our schools and communities in a great fashion.  Thanks and congratulations to...
This week’s column is prompted by the tragic events in Florida; a reminder to all readers that the opinions expressed in this column are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District. The tragic events in Florida are another mark on...
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...
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 19-23. The commemorative week is designed to recognize the contributions made by Minnesota’s school...
Your local school district employs about 150 regular full-time people and numerous other folks as part-time coaches, substitutes and in other areas.  Turnover is inevitable as people retire, move, or make lifestyle decisions that require a change in jobs.  This week’s column will update readers on...
This week’s column will update readers as we finalize projects for the summer of 2018.  We are in the fortunate position due lower than expected bids and good project management to be in the position of continuing to improve our facilities.  Here is what your local school district will be looking...
Winter has arrived 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 that all decisions will be broadcast via Twitter, Facebook, and the school...
We have had a variety of winter weather at this point in time so this writer thought it would be appropriate to repeat a column from earlier this school year.  This week’s column will review how we will communicate with families as well as proper winter weather attire for students.    We strongly...
The start of a new year always brings an anticipation of what awaits us and this writer firmly believes that 2018 will be a good year for the LPGE School District.  This week’s column will highlight the opportunities that we have as well as the challenges we face. OPPORTUNITIES: 1.  The greatest...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the tax levy for 2018 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 2017 Payable 2018 Levy Limitation totals $2,033,199.61 or an increase of...

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