Royalton school board

By Jennie Zeitler Correspondent Participation in the Community Energy Challenge by the city of Royalton and the school district has begun. The “Learn and Earn” program started Oct. 20 and runs through the end of November. Elementary Principal Phil Gurbada updated the School Board at Tuesday’s meeting. “Rusty Gwost and Marty Bratsch are coordinating the [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent After some discussion and careful comparison, the Royalton School Board has made a decision who the construction manager will be for the district’s remodeling and addition project. Three firms had presented the Board with bids, including Anderson Brothers Construction Company of Brainerd, Contegrity Group Inc. (CGI) of Little Falls and Winkelman Building [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Royalton School Board continues to work with the community, staff members and architects in developing a suitable plan for a new addition to the high school. There were many options to choose from but the board had narrowed it down to one. “Moving the preschool and kindergarten from the elementary over [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Royalton School Board approved the 2014 levy at a 4.8 percent increase at the School Board meeting, Dec. 16. The total levy will be $1.125 million. This is the amount that was aproved in the preliminary levy. A public hearing was held prior to the regular board meeting. “We [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The flexible benefits plan used by the Royalton School District recently amended language in the plan to reflect a different definition of what a spouse is. The Board approved the changes Tuesday. The plan’s Article II, paragraph 2.43 used to read: “‘Spouse’ means, for purposes of this Plan and each [...]

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Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   The Royalton School Board discussed possible actions following an Oct. 14 incident at the middle/high school. The Board heard details of the incident at its meeting, Monday. A young man had entered the school and spent a few minutes in the commons area before going outside. He exchanged offensive comments with [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The city of Royalton is preparing to extend existing sidewalk on Driftwood Street. What has not yet been decided is which side of the street will be used for the sidewalk. The current sidewalk runs along the west side of Driftwood along the school and beside the new parking lot. [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer During the most recent legislative session, the state of Minnesota gave local school boards the authority to convert up to $300 per adjusted pupil unit from a voter-approved referendum authority to a Board-approved referendum authority. The tax increase could potentially cover five years. The Royalton School District, which does not [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   A comprehensive five-year technology plan was approved by the Royalton School Board in June. It sets in motion a process to provide iPads to every student in the district by the end of the five years. A committee comprised of Supt. Dr. Jon Ellerbusch, Elementary Principal Dr. Phil Gurbada, [...]

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