Luverne Public Schools

This first grader honored Feb. 18 at Luverne Elementary School by wearing a t-shirt reading “100 Days Pandemicstyle.”
Feb. 18 marked the 100th day of the 2020-21 school year at Luverne Public Schools, and staff and students couldn’t be happier. Elementary students resumed in-person instruction after the Christmas break, and middle school and high school students ended distance-learning classes on Jan. 26. It...
Lessons learned from online pandemic teaching has prompted the Luverne School District to adopt a formal e-learning plan to eliminate closing schools due to inclement weather. “It makes sense to have that option in lieu of tacking on snow days at the end of the year,” said Superintendent Craig...
Luverne School Board members accepted the decline in the local levy for 2021 at their Dec. 17 meeting along with a larger-than-expected decline in enrollment. Both issues could result in budget adjustments for the 2021-22 school year. Board members set the state-determined levy at $3.905 million...
Luverne Public School Board members unanimously adopted a district organizational chart Thursday night, Nov. 12, in a special meeting. The chart outlines the chain of command and distribution of duties among the district’s principals and support services personnel.
The Luverne School Board approved an infusion of $21,000 to help cover a budget shortfall in the FamilyU child care program The board met in special session Thursday night, Nov. 12, after a 45-minute board workshop about FamilyU finances. Money will come from $5,000 moved over from Community...
Luverne Middle and High School students returned to distance learning Monday as positive coronavirus case numbers within the school district doubled in a week’s timeframe. Elementary students met in-person through Wednesday in preparation for hybrid learning to begin on Monday, Nov. 16. The change...
Surplus Luverne School District desks were loaded onto semitrailers Saturday morning by students and adult volunteers with the local youth group Rock the Edge and driven by Orphan Grain Train volunteers to communities who could use the desks.
Local volunteers loaded hundreds of surplus school desks, chairs and tables into two semitrailers headed south for use in other schools. More than 50 students and adults with Rock the Edge youth group and Southwestern Youth Services spent three hours Saturday morning loading the 80-foot trailers...
The Luverne School District levy is set to decrease by 4.4 percent for taxes payable in 2021. The district next year will levy $3.904 million, which is $179,805 less than the $4.084 million levied this year. Luverne School Board members set the district’s preliminary levy at their Sept. 24 meeting...
With the majority of the remodeling complete inside the Luverne Middle-High School, workers with Gil Haugan Construction of Sioux Falls turned their attention to the performing arts center located on the north side of the school’s new entrance and commons area. On Friday, Oct. 2, workers were busy...
The Luverne School Board unanimously approved two-year contracts with the district custodians and the district paraprofessionals at a special meeting Thursday night, Sept. 10. Both contracts are effective from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. Salary increase percentages are consistent with...
First day of school pictures were quickly snapped by Erika Camarillo of her children (from left) Isaac, Norma and Favian outside of Luverne Elementary Tuesday.
Tuesday marked the first time in six months that Rock County students returned to in-person classes. “It feels ‘weird,’” said Jennifer Kessler. Since March, education turned to distance learning from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. The school year ended with students still at home with the...

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