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This week’s column will review the replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act with new legislation called Every Student Succeeds Act; while the actual legislation is over 1000 pages long, this column will attempt to summarize the major changes. The No Child Left Behind Act fundamentally changed...
One of the annual issues for public school districts is the balancing act between celebrating the holiday season and the legal requirements on schools.  Cathy Miller, the Minnesota School Board Association’s Director of Legal and Policy Services wrote an article for the Minnesota School Board...
We appear to have “turned the corner” and old man winter has arrived making it time for my annual column on winter weather.  Despite the predictions of a milder winter due to El Nino; we will have snow, ice, wind and frigid temperatures and we will need to be prepared for them.  This week’s column...
The election is over and the LPGE School District is grateful and humbled by the results; this is the topic of this week’s column.  A total of 819 people voted with 420 voting yes (51%) and 399 voting no (49%), thus approving the levy. The approval of the increase will provide an additional source...
This week’s column will digress from the usual topics, as we get ready to celebrate Veteran’s Day in the LPGE School District.  There will ceremonies at the Secondary School 9:30 and at the Elementary School at 1:30. This week’s column will discuss the origin and purpose of  Veteran’s Day. (...
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...

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