Royalton school board
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 potentia...Read More
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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, Elementar...Read More
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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.” ...Read More
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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...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   After extensive discussion, the Royalton School Board approved the 2013-2014 school calender as proposed by the administration, with one amendment. While Director Dale Lenz advocated supporting the administration’s recommended calendar without any changes, Di...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Royalton School Board is forming a Facilities Planning Committee to investigate district facility needs. “We’re at capacity in our buildings,” said Director Jim Block. “We need to fix them or build new.” Using information from a recent demographic...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Royalton School District Payroll and Superintendant Assistant Jennifer Peters was terminated effective March 20. It was approved at the School Board meeting Tuesday. “Her employment was terminated for cause,” said Tom Justin, board member. Board members dec...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Royalton’s award-winning Fluid Power Challenge teams presented their work to the School Board Feb. 19. The three teams, along with their adviser, Marty Bratsch, showed the Board a start-to-finish progression of their work. The Royalton teams earned three of t...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Members of the new Royalton Ballpark Improvement club are off and running with projects to spruce up the school’s ballparks. “We have about 25 guys and gals right now in the organization,” said Kevin Silbernick. “Last fall we put the baseball and softba...Read More
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