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The planned $8 million in health and safety improvements at Luverne Public Schools means the levy may increase by 5.92 percent for next year. Earlier this year, school board members used their levy authority to pay for necessary upgrades and improvements to the middle/high school facility, which...
After months of re-negotiating, Luverne School Board members unanimously signed an agreement with the Luverne Hockey Club effective now through the 2017-18 season. The agreement retroactively covered last season, leaving the expired contract’s terms at the same costs to the district. The district...
Presidential elections can provide teachable moments in classrooms, but this year’s contentious campaign has prompted educators to revisit how they teach civics in an atmosphere that’s anything but civil. Luverne’s Jason Berghorst first mentioned the struggle on Oct. 9. “I came to the conclusion...
Luverne School Board members met in special session Friday morning to accept the resignation of longtime teacher Jane Cote, who submitted her resignation Aug. 31. School began Sept. 6. Cote began as a teacher in Magnolia in 1981 and became part of the Luverne elementary teaching staff when the two...
New teachers at H-BC schools are (from left) Chris Haak, Jannelle Lafrentz, Randi Oftedahl and Samantha McGaffee.
Four new teachers will be working in classrooms when the school doors open for students at H-BC for the 2016-17 school year. Samantha McGaffee will be teaching special education in the elementary and high school. She lives in Sioux Falls. McGaffee attended Southwest Minnesota State University in...
Crossing guards near the Luverne Public School campus were honored at a thank you brunch Friday, May 20, at the American Reformed Church. Church staff there came up with the idea of hosting the luncheon to thank the crossing guards for their service and to present them with handmade thank-you cards...
Luverne: The Luverne High School Class of 2016 will graduate at ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the Cardinal Gym at Luverne Elementary School. The public is welcome. Adrian: Adrian High School commencement will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, in the Adrian High School gymnasium....
Luverne school officials will conduct another survey to decide whether or not to continue starting school before Labor Day. This time, however, instead of an online poll, the board plans to conduct a simpler paper survey during parent-teacher conferences in late October and early November. At the...
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