Little Falls school board

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC) has recommended a grant be given to the Little Falls Community Schools to fund its Vegetable Garden to Cafeteria program. The possible grant, to be voted on at its June 26 meeting, will be for $9,081.22. Once the grant passes the board’s approval, [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Little Falls School District was presented with an award from Apple through its education recognition program, Monday. Fewer than 200 school districts have been honored with the award as an Apple Distinguished Program. “Folks here in Little Falls have put in a lot of time and effort to [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls School Board unanimously gave support to Technology Director Mark Diehl Monday night when he spoke about upgrading the technology infrastructure in the district. “It’s been five years since the district put in new servers and it’s time to replace them,” said Diehl. “There are about 4,000 devices on [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Little Falls Community High School Assistant Principal Mike Olson spoke to the Board Tuesday night about crisis management in the schools and the new normal of doing business. He said each classroom has a new crisis kit and the climate and safety plans have been updated in all the schools. The [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls School District is looking into rezoning its school complex that contains Lindbergh Elementary, the middle school and the high school. It’s currently zoned as residential-three (R-3) which does not allow electronic message boards. Administration and the School Board is looking into changing to a non-central business district B-3 [...]

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Business conducted by the Little Falls School Board Tuesday night included: • Hearing a report on the Daily Five program implemented at the three elementary schools in the Little Falls District to help students with the beginning framework of literacy. Lindbergh Principal Jill Griffith-McRaith said the program includes students reading to themselves, reading to someone [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Little Falls Community High School Principal Mike Olson gave a presentation Tuesday of the 2013-14 school calendar for the School Board’s review. The process of creating a school calendar, Olson said, begins with the assumptions that there will be 182 teacher days and 172 student days. It is also assumed school [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls School Board voted 3 – 2 to increase its compensation to include meetings less than six hours. This increase in pay will commence July 1, the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. Board Member Brad Laager said he would like to see remuneration of $50 for meetings lasting [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer It was learned at Monday’s Little Falls School Board meeting that state aid payable during the current school year increased from 64.3 percent to 82.5 percent of the total owed. This is a result of an improvement in the state’s budget outlook. Payments to school districts and charter schools were adjusted [...]

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