Board weighs request for first-grade teacher hire

Luverne School Board members put hiring on hold last fall due to budget concerns, but Elementary Principal Stacy Gillette is requesting the addition of a first-grade teacher.

She said enrollment in kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms is averaging 20 to 22 students, and first-grade numbers may exceed the average.

“Right now our first grade numbers are at 89,” she said.


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