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11/16/2016

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD AT LAST NIGHT'S MEETING CANVASSED THE ELECTION RESULTS FROM LAST TUESDAY. THEY INCLUDED THE RE-ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS NICOLE GREEN, JULIE LAUE AND DAN BROOKENS. FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT JOE BROWN WAS PLEASED WITH THE DISTRICT'S BALLOT QUESTION. EXTENDING THE OPERATING LEVY FOR 10 YEARS PASSING WITH 64 PERCENT OF THE VOTE.

ALSO APPROVED ON TUESDAY WAS THE 2015-16 AUDIT REPORT DELIVERED BY SARAH CRAMBLIT FROM CLIFTON LARSON ALLEN WHO DESCRIBED THE AUDIT AS CLEAN AND UNMODIFIED, THE BEST AUDIT OPINION YOU CAN GET. CRAMBLIT SAID THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS MADE ITS GOAL OF HAVING A LEAST TWO MONTH OPERATING CAPITAL IN RESERVE AND IS ON SOUND FINANCIAL FOOTING.


THE BOARD APPROVED A CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA TRIP TO CHICAGO IN FEBRUARY. JUST UNDER 100 STUDENTS HAVE INDICATED INTEREST IN GOING SO FAR. SOME STUDENTS HAVE ELECTED NOT TO GO ON THE TRIP BUT NO STUDENT WAS DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY DUE TO FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS.

THE FAIRMONT SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED THE 2016-17 ADOPTED BUDGET WHICH SHOWS REVENUES AT 23.771 DOLLARS WITH EXPENDITURES AT 24.648 MILLION DOLLARS AND AN UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE OF 3.241 MILLION DOLLARS IN RESERVE.

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK IS BEING OBSERVED AND JOICE FORSTER, PRESIDENT OF THE EDUCATION MINNESOTA-FAIRMONT TALKED ABOUT MANY PROJECTS OF THE LOCAL TEACHER'S UNION INCLUDING AN AWARD WINNER THAT RELATES TO THE INTERLAKEN HERITAGE DAYS PARADE HELD EACH SUMMER IN FAIRMONT IN WHICH THEY GIVE OUT BOOKS TO THOSE BETWEEN 0 AND 18 YEARS. THEY RECEIVED A SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE MINNESOTA AFL-CIO.


THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD ACCEPTED DONATIONS FROM 3M - OFFICE AND CLASSROOM SUPPLY PRODUCTS VALUED AT 3,038 DOLLARS AND FROM JAYDEN GARLICK- A 1998 CHEVY CAVALIER WORTH 600 DOLLARS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL SMALL ENGINES CLASS.



ROD HALVORSEN
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