Little Falls school board

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Sharon Ballou was elected for the second year as the Little Falls School Board chair Tuesday night by an unanimous vote of other board members. She said she was appreciative of the fact the board felt she had done a good job during the past year. Brad Laager retained his position [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls School Board voted Monday night to certify the levy for 2014. The $3.273 million is a $242,324 decrease from the proposed levy amount and a $471,245 (12.59 percent) decrease from the 2013 levy. The 2014 general fund budget decreased $69,362 from 2013, or 0.28 percent. Expenditures are expected [...]

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NJPA to fund half the annual salary for three years  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer With Supt. Stephen Jones voicing concern with the district getting caught up in tracking students’ progress and core studies, the Little Falls School Board voted Monday to add another agriculture teacher to the roster. “While visiting with members of the community, [...]

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By Tina Snell Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com   The Little Falls School Board voted to accept the audit of the district’s finances at Monday night’s board meeting. Kern Dewenter Viere, a Minnesota-based certified public accountant and business advisory firm, was represented by Janel Bitzan. She gave the board an audit presentation for the 2012-13 school year. [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Little Falls Schools’ vision is to be the “District of Choice” by providing educational opportunities to meet the career needs of all students in a safe and comfortable environment. Its mission is to prepare students for academic and community success by providing a broad range of quality educational and cocurricular opportunities [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls School Board voted Monday to extend the district’s operating levy by putting a referendum to a vote by the people in the district. It will be on the November ballot. The approved resolution stated it is necessary and expedient for the district to renew the existing referendum revenue [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls School Board voted to approve the work agreements for the Education Minnesota Little Falls (EMLF) teachers for two years beginning July 1, and ending June 30, 2015. The Little Falls Activities Director and Human Resources Director Aaron Sinclair said the negotiations went very well with both groups. He [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Little Falls School Board approved an agreement with American Tower Corporation for a perpetual lease of the communications tower sitting near the fairgrounds but on school property. The original lease was for 30 years and was made between the Morrison County Fair Board and the communications company. The board [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Little Falls School Board closed its meeting Monday for the purpose of Supt. Stephen Jones’ first evaluation since he started his position July 1, 2012. “It is the board’s responsibility to evaluate his job performance including the areas of policy and governance, planning and assessment, instructional leadership, organizational management, [...]

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