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08/09/2017

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD TUESDAY NIGHT GOT SOME GREAT NEWS RIGHT AWAY WITH INFORMATION THAT KSUM/KFMC NEWS REPORTED FIRST LAST WEEK, THAT THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVED SOME EARLY LEARNING FUNDING MONEY FROM THE THE STATE OF MINNESOTA FOR PRE-K PROGRAMS ACCORDING TO MICHELLE ROSEN, ELEMENTARY PRE K-2ND GRADE PRINCIPAL AT FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY.

MRS. ROSEN SAYS THE DISTRICT WILL INCORPORATE THAT FUNDING INTO THE E-12 PROGRAM. SHE SAYS SOME REQUIREMENTS GO ALONG WITH THE FUNDING.

MICHELLE ROSEN SAYS THAT IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDS THE DISTRICT MUST BE INCLUSIVE AS FAR AS STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ARE CONCERNED AND SHE COMMENTED THAT THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN PROACTIVE ON THAT FRONT. THE FUNDING AMOUNTS TO 254,600 DOLLARS COVERING 68 STUDENTS BUT THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR ALMOST 20 MORE. CHILDREN NEED TO BE 4 ON OR BY SEPT. 1 TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR. REGISTRATION DATE IS AUGUST 15. ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS CAN CONTACT FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY.

THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED A CONTRACT SETTLEMENT WITH THE BUSINESS MANAGER FOR TWO YEARS WHICH INCLUDES A 3 PERCENT ANNUAL SALARY INCREASE. BOARD PRESIDENT DR. RUFUS RODRIGUEZ MENTIONED DURING HIS REPORT ON TEACHER NEGOTIATIONS THAT A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON A NEW CONTRACT HAD BEEN REACHED AND WILL BE BEFORE THE BOARD AFTER RATIFICATION IS MADE.

SUPT. JOE BROWN INFORMED THE BOARD ABOUT A DONATION TO THE DISTRICT FROM MONSANTO OF TWO VIRTUAL WELDERS WORTH A TOTAL 10,000 DOLLARS.

A DONATION WAS ACCEPTED BY THE BOARD FROM THE FAIRMONT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION THAT INCLUDED EQUIPMENT INCLUDING JERSEYS/PANTS, CAMERA, IMPACT BALL, 4 TACKLE WHEELS AND 2 FITNESS ROPES TOTALING 11,776 DOLLARS.


ROD HALVORSEN
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