Kringen's Korner

This column is being written before the results of the operating levy and the outcome of the vote will have a significant impact on the district for years to come.  However, regardless of the outcome, there are multiple decisions to be made and that is the topic of this week’s column. Your local...
This week’s column will be the last one before the Operating Levy referendum on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 and it will answer the three essential questions:  What, What If and How Much? Question #1:  What will the increase in revenue be used for? Your local school district has had to make significant...
This week’s column will continue to provide information to readers about the Operating Levy referendum on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.  The information in this week’s column is obtained from sources such as the Minnesota Department of Education and from Ehler’s and Associates. Fact #1 - The operating...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District will be holding a special election on Nov. 3rd for the purpose of requesting an increase in the current operating levy; the tax impact of this request is the topic of this week’s column. The main point that needs to be made is that due to the 1997 bonds...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District will be holding a special election for the purpose of increasing the current operating levy; this is the topic of this week’s column. WHAT – The District is asking for an additional $209.24 per student and additional important information about this...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the preliminary tax levy for 2016 at their regular September meeting.  While this is the preliminary levy and changes are possible, the Board may not increase the levy only lower the levy; this is the topic of this week’s column. Some recent historical...
A light-hearted column this week that will highlight some fun facts from the first week of school. 1.  890 students walked through the doors of your school this week and almost all of them appeared happy to be back in school.  This is an increase of five (5) students over last year and twenty (20)...
This week’s column is based on an article from the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education and contains useful information for parents as students return to school this week. The first day of school is Sept. 8th and it is not unusual for children to feel somewhat anxious about returning to...
This has been an incredibly busy three months with the improvements that have been made in your schools this summer. While everything may not be 100% complete, we will be ready for school on Sept. 8th!  Every new school year provides students the opportunity to challenge themselves in the classroom...
Last week’s column highlighted new teachers to our school district; this week’s column will talk about other new employees and those who have moved to new positions. New Paraprofessionals 1.  Dustin Blees (replaces J. Lemke) 2.  Jasmine Ecker (replaces L. Hammond) 3.  Kim Crosby (replaces J. LaVoie...

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