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Another question that I have received lately was how do I run for the School Board and this week’s column will discuss the process and some resources for prospective candidates. Interested people must file an Affidavit of Candidacy, which is available from the school district clerk, 205 Second...
One of the questions that I have received lately is about the hiring process at LPGE and this week’s column will discuss the application, interview and formal offer of employment process at your local school district. There are essentially four steps in the hiring process: 1.  Application – All...
The start of the 2016-17 school year is a little over a month away and in fact, our athletic programs will start practices in a couple of weeks.  This week’s column will provide a final update to readers on our summer projects. All projects but one have been substantially completed and your school...
Your local school district as part of our compliance with the state legislation called the World’s Best Workforce conducted a telephone survey of all parents in the district and one hundred sixty-one (161) of five hundred ninety-nine (599) responded for a response rate of approximately 26.9%; the...
Phase two of the Deferred Maintenance and Safe Schools Project is in operation as there are three major projects being done this summer; this is the topic of this week’s column. Track Renovation – This will begin on or about the week of June 20th and will take 4-6 weeks to complete.  There will be...
One of the age-old problems in education is the summer “brain drain” and how to slow it or prevent it.  “Brain drain” is simply the learning regression that occurs with students between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.  Research has shown that several weeks of review are...
One of my favorite events of the year is Graduation and this week’s column will reflect a few thoughts for the Class of 2016. Graduation is the culmination of 13 years of school and all of this year’s graduates and their families should be proud of the accomplishment and should be congratulated by...
This week’s column will vary from the usual topics revolving around education and your local school district and this writer asks for the indulgence of the reader as I digress. Memorial Day is on May 30th this year and will be just over a week away when this column goes to print.  I would like to...
The age-old question that parents’ dread is “what is there to do today?” this week’s column will highlight things to do this summer at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School.  Please look for a complete list of programs, descriptions and the registration form in the May 2nd edition of the Leader B....
June is a little over a month away and Phase Two of the Deferred Maintenance and Safe Schools Project will kick back into high gear.  This week’s column will discuss what work will be done, when it will be done and what the impact may be on the communities we serve. Track Renovation – We have...

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