Education

By Liz Verley, Staff Writer The Swanville School Board is asking district voters to support a referendum for an additional $361.57 per pupil unit or $123,000 additional operating money for the next 10 years. The $361.57 amount is in addition to the present $398 levy. An operating referendum is an election ballot question that allows school […]

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At about 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday), while a gym door was being checked for repairs, a sprinkler head at Lindbergh Elementary School in Little Falls was broken. That set off the alarm system at the school and the Little Falls Fire Department responded. The building was evacuated for about 10 minutes while fire fighters checked […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls Schools recently went live with a new website featuring the World’s Best Workforce plan, mandated by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Using MDE guidelines, schools across the state were required to craft a strategic plan. While its format was left up to individual schools, Little Falls chose […]

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Matthew Laliberte, the son of Larry Laliberte, has been chosen as the Senior High Student of the Month for September at Swanville High School. “I have enjoyed having Matthew Laliberte as a student for the past three years. He is always pleasant and will stop to say something nice to me in the hallway,” said […]

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Swanville High School has announced that eighth grade student Grace Schultz is the grade 7 – 9 Student of the Month for September. She is the daughter of Charlie and Jill Schultz. Schultz stays active in school by participating in a range of activities. She has participated in volleyball, basketball and softball since seventh grade. […]

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent The stage is set for a $4.75 million bond referendum in the Pierz School District. With the money, school officials propose to make $5.3 million in school facility improvements without raising property taxes. To do it, the Board is asking voters to renew a voter approved local levy option that expires in […]

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The Swanville School District will hold a public informational meeting to discuss the upcoming operating referendum. This will be at held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the school auditorium. Members of the School Board, administration and representatives of Ehlers Inc. will be on hand to answer questions. The operating levy referendum is for […]

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To provide our readers with information to help them in their decision-making at the polls, the Record sent out a questionnaire to each of the candidates for the Little Falls School Board and the Royalton School Board. Only candidates in races where the candidates outnumbered the seats available were sent questionnaires. In Little Falls, four […]

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The city of Little Falls was recently awarded a technical assistance grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to develop Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans for five local schools. Safe Routes to School planning provides a framework for communities to increase opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school safely. The federal transportation […]

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