Upsala School Board

by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The agriculture classes at Upsala High School have been the first in the state to utilize recordkeeping technology to track activities and achievements. Gretchen Schleper, ag teacher and FFA adviser, updated the School Board on ag activities, highlighting agricultural experience tracking (AET), agricultural education online recordkeeping system. “It’s really [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Upsala School Board approved the purchase of a new math curriculum for grades K – 4, April 24. The McGraw-Hill curriculum “My Math” will be purchased as a five-year subscription package which includes teacher guides, workbooks and numerous online resources. “We were concerned mainly with our obligation to [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Upsala School District received bids from two firms for replacement of both of the school’s boilers. The Board voted to accept the bid from Twin Cities Boiler Repair in St. Michael for $22,500. This was nearly half of the second bid of $47,558 from Moorhead Machinery and Boiler [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Upsala Supt. Gery Arndt presented a proposal for making up both snow days and state tournament days to the School Board March 27. The district cancelled school four days during the present school year, two because of snow storms and two because of state tournament appearances. School will be [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Upsala School Board approved the purchase of new football uniforms for the combined Upsala Swanville Area (USA) football team, Wednesday. Swanville School Board Chair and USA football coach Jay Loven brought a proposal for new uniforms to the Upsala Board. The nine-year-old uniforms currently used are wearing out. [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer January’s Upsala School Board meeting brought resolution to board members and teachers alike as both the current and upcoming teacher contracts were approved and signed following approximately 18 months of negotiation. “It was a long process — but we got there,” said Upsala School District Supt. Gery Arndt. “It was [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer     Following recommendations made by the Upsala School District’s annual audit report, the Board voted Nov. 28 to make several changes to current financial procedures. Upon his retirement earlier this year, former auditor Gary Paulsen sold Upsala’s account to Schlenner, Wenner, who was represented at the meeting by Mary Backlund [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   As Elementary Librarian Wanda Erickson presented a video report to the Upsala School Board Wednesday, the flow was repeatedly interrupted while her laptop took time to catch up. This led directly into Technology Coordinator Curtis Robertson’s presentation regarding the need to update Upsala School’s technology resources. Robertson had conducted [...]

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