Little Falls school board

By Tina Snell Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com   Contract agreements were reached with Little Falls School District employees with little fanfare. The groups with new contracts include Minnesota State Education Association (MSEA) specialists, MSEA food service employees, MSEA secretaries and paraprofessionals, MSEA business office clerks and the superintendent. All agreed on a three-year contract which include [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer On Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 19-20, new teacher induction will be held in the Little Falls School District. It will be an acclimation period for teachers to learn the operations of the district. There will be sessions on technology, district policies and procedures and human resources information. New teachers will meet [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Mark Diehl, the technology director at Little Falls Schools, started in his position in 2008. At that time, the copiers in each building were under the supervision of the business department and the printers were taken care of by whichever building they resided in. In 2011, all the machines were [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Business Manage Nancy Henderson presented the budget for the 2014-15 school year at the May Little Falls School Board meeting. At Monday’s meeting, the Board voted to approve the budget. The district estimated there would be $2.69 million  in the general fund as of the end of the fiscal year, [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The state of Minnesota is requiring schools to have in place a plan to evaluate its teachers. While this plan is mandatory, it does not have to be approved. Aaron Sinclair, Little Falls activities and human resources co-director, reported to the School Board Monday about what has been put together so [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The state of Minnesota is requiring schools to have in place a plan to evaluate its teachers. While this plan is mandatory, it does not have to be approved. Aaron Sinclair, Little Falls activities and human resources co-director, reported to the School Board Monday about what has been put together so [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Three years ago, Little Falls Schools implemented Project REAL – Resources to Engage All Learners. It was an innovative project launched by then Supt. Curt Tryggestad and Technology Director Mark Diehl. Little Falls was the first school in the state to offer iPads to all students in grades 5 – 12. [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls School District has been working toward being able to operate and manage Educational Access Channel 12. An agreement between the city of Little Falls and the district was made March 3 and at Monday’s meeting, the School Board voted to approve that agreement. The agreement states the educational [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Little Falls Community High School Principal Tim Bjorge told the School Board he was looking to change from a six- to a seven-period school day for the 2014-15 school year. “With a six-period day, the students have no time for electives,” said Bjorge at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. “A seven-period day [...]

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