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Data Dig

Data Dig

Recently the state has initiated something called a Dashboard on a place called Insights of North Dakota.  It’s a place where you can find a host of different information about the schools in North Dakota.  I wanted to take a minute to explain why you should be proud of what you’ll find about the ENL school district. If you want to check the data out for yourself you can go to the dashboard at...

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Get the Facts

Get the Facts

Board Meeting Follow-Up This past September we had talked about a Guaranteed Performance Contract for two weeks in a row, both on September 11th and September 18th.  The vote on the 18th was a tie.  Due to the tie the board voted to table the issue until the October 16th board meeting, when we’ll have the full board present.  Briefly, a tie board vote is considered a no action. There are a few things I want to make sure are plain as...

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Truth in Taxation Follow Up

Truth in Taxation Follow Up

Truth in Taxation Follow-Up On September 11th, 2019 the school district held both a truth in taxation and energy/utility performance contract information session.  I thank the over 20 people who attended to ask questions and become more informed.  Thanks to these people I believe I understand some misunderstandings that need to be cleared up. First and foremost, the truth in taxation meeting was not a meeting held to increase taxes.  It...

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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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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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