Kringen's Korner

This week’s edition of Kringen’s Korner will discuss the class size decision that your local school district has been deliberating and that will be on the agenda for the April 18, 2016 meeting of your local school board. This decision is a classic example of the Solomon-like decisions faced by...
The March 27, 2016 edition of the USA Today College had an interesting article entitled the “The 50 degrees that are most likely to land you a job in 2016” that I found not only interesting but also insightful as we consider elective offerings for the school district in the next few years.  The top...
This week’s column will update readers on the status of the Deferred Maintenance Project that will be entering “Phase II” of the project this summer; bids were opened earlier this month and the School Board acted on the bids at the March 21st meeting.  Bid Results and Action 1.  Gym Floor...
This week’s column will look at current and future enrollment of the LPGE School District; enrollment numbers are critical to all schools for educational and financial planning purposes.  Projected enrollments are created by using a combination of hard data such as current enrollment and census...
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...

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