Upsala School Board

By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer Amid the constant changes of the health insurance industry, the Upsala School Board has made some changes to employee health care compensation. Following a presentation by John Holthaus of Primary Benefit Services in Little Falls and Rudy Allebach of HR Simplified in Minneapolis, the Board voted March 26, to drop […]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com 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 advisor, updated the School Board May 22 on ag activities, highlighting agricultural experience tracking (AET), agricultural education online recordkeeping system. […]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com 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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Other business that came before the Upsala School Board March 27 included: • Extending congratulations to the the boys and girls basketball teams and coaches. “We have been receiving many compliments about their sportsmanship,” said Supt. Gery Arndt. “I can’t say enough about the support we’ve received from the community;” • Discussing the rental of […]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com 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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Other business that came before the Upsala School Board Jan. 23, included: • Learning that the inaugural induction of members into the Swanville Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, between the girls and boys basketball games and will include Stanley Nordin, 1937; Dave Holmen, 1954; Ralph Soltis, 1959 and Paula Lange, 1981; […]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The Jan. 23 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 […]

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Other business that came before the Upsala School Board Nov. 28, included: • Listening to a report given by sixth-grader Quade Evounik about the recent 52nd annual book fair. The sales were $4,587.96, of which 25 percent goes to the school. Prize money from Scholastic is more than $1,000. “We thank the public, the businesses […]

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