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Community Pool

Community Pool

The Elgin Pool has come a long way since 3 years ago.  We went from having about a lifeguard and a half to several lifeguards.  We’ve also made a lot of other changes to help our pool operate better.  We are presently offering swimming lessons as a part of our Physical Education curriculum and host Water Aerobics a few times a week.  Soon the time of year will be coming back around where we are offering lifeguard classes.  If you are...

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Math! What Fun!

Math! What Fun!

Wait!  Don’t move on!   Hear me out.  Mathematics for some reason is a subject that tends to elicit memories when mentioned.  Unfortunately, these memories are often not positive.  Sometimes we even tell our kids we are not good at mathematics to give them a pass for how they struggle.  It doesn’t have to be that way nor is that attitude particularly helpful.  If you think about it, many of us did play games involving math as...

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News from the Hill

News from the Hill

News from the Hill I have been attending the Educational Funding Formula Legislative Committee meetings in Bismarck.  The reason I am doing this is that changes are coming to how schools are funded and one way or another it will affect us.  Some of the major talking points have been: at what point does a school become too small, should the state provide funding for transporting students out of district, and what is the state’s share in...

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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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