Royalton school board

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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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Royalton School Board passsed a resolution Monday, declaring its intent to hold a referendum election in 2013. “We don’t know for sure if we will have a referendum,” said Supt. Jon Ellerbusch, “but initial steps must be taken in case we do that.” The Board does not yet [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Zeros aren’t permitted at Royalton Middle/High School. To aid students in following through with that resolution, the zeros aren’t permitted (ZAP) program was initiated with positive results. ZAP is a study program students attend from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. With a high of between 30-35 students some afternoons [...]

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