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The Ins and Outs of Open Meeting Laws

The Ins and Outs of Open Meeting Laws

What are open meeting laws?  What do they govern and what do they mean to a school board member?  To summarize open meeting laws mean that when you become a board member what you say about school business is no longer merely a reflection of your own opinion.  The statements you make come under the governance of open meeting laws.  Conversations that you may have had regularly before with people may now become a violation of your role as...

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Seeking Volunteers

Seeking Volunteers

Coyote Corner School is here and all the preparations and getting thing squared away for another year are underway.  This next year we are hoping to get some volunteers to get a few things up and running here at the school.  The first one is starting a Parent-Teacher Organization.  We had a lead at the end of the last year but circumstances changed and we are again looking to help a parent start such an organization.  This would not be...

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Free and Reduced Lunches

Free and Reduced Lunches

Many of you have children that enjoy the school’s hot lunch program.  Some of you are more aware than others of some of the ins and outs of this service.  Soon letters will be going out with free and reduced lunch applications.  This application can be found on the school website under Administration – Business Manager.  This program is extremely important for the school.  First and foremost it provides either a free or reduced...

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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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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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