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Understanding Changes to School Finance

Understanding Changes to School Finance

We recently wrapped up a legislative session that brings with it many changes.  One I have been watching closely is Senate Bill 2265.  This bill dealt with how our schools are funded and it had some major implications.  The full effect of this bill is a lot more complicated than a one line answer.  Even this little article doesn’t get into a few nuances that won’t affect our school.  The short hand version is that for Elgin/New...

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Open School Board Positions

Open School Board Positions

The Elgin/New Leipzig school board currently has two positions that will be write-ins on the upcoming board elections.  One for the city of Elgin and the other for the city of New Leipzig.  Saul Maier is again running for the at large board position.  I am writing this article to encourage our patrons to run as write-in candidates for the open positions.  To do so you need to contact the school and visit with Wanda Kirsch. These are...

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School Dashboard

School Dashboard

Written Notification of Interactive Dashboard (School District Report Card)   Dear Parent/Guardian, North Dakota has launched a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. Insights features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including: Test scores Graduation rates English Learner progress Student attendance.  Insights, or more...

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Four Day Week

Four Day Week

Four Day School Week Information Sheet The ENL school district is collected information about 4 day school weeks.  We are just in the information gathering stage and nothing would happen until at least the 2020-2021 school year.  We are trying to determine if this is a change we wish to consider more thoroughly. A four day school week is much like it sounds.  School would run 4 days a week, typically this is M-Th.  The length of the...

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Anti-Bullying at ENL

Anti-Bullying at ENL

I am writing this article because the “B” word has become a buzz word.  Reporters are looking for stories on it and people throw it at situations in which it doesn’t really apply.  Kids, and if we are honest with ourselves, as well as adults have always been mean, disrespectful, or unkind with one another.  This is a problem we battle every day in just about any setting.  And yet Bullying, is a rather poorly understood term.  To...

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