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  November 2014  
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   Thanksgiving Break
   Nov 27 2014
   No Classes
   Dec 01 2014
   School Board Meeting
   Dec 08 2014 at 05:30 PM
   MS/HS Band Concert
   Dec 08 2014 at 07:00 PM
   Park Winter Concert
   Dec 09 2014 at 01:30 PM


Thanksgiving Break - No School
Thursday, November 27th & Friday, November 28th
Teacher In-Service Day - No School
Monday, December 1st

Minnesota winters bring outdoor fun to many people. 

Snowmobiles, skiers, and ice fishermen long for the snow and the cold so they can enjoy these hearty activities.

From a superintendent’s point of view, however, warmer and drier is much more preferred.

When the forecast calls for snow and wind, I receive plenty of advice suggesting a “snow day” is the way to go. I have to agree, the thought of snuggling back under the covers on an early winter morning is much more appealing than braving the cold elements.

Canceling or starting school late is a serious matter. The safety of over 1,100 students and adult staff members is being considered every time we check the forecast. 

The decision-making process starts a day or two before severe weather is due to hit. I watch forecasts, contact superintendents in neighboring school districts and talk with our transportation director.

Usually, the decision cannot be made the night before because weather can be very different six to eight hours later.

The real decision-making process begins around 4 a.m. Besides making more telephone calls and checking the weather reports, I may go out and see for myself what the roads look like.

From this information, we try to make our final call between 5 - 5:30 a.m. That allows us enough time to notify our messaging system, as well as the TV and radio stations so the public will get the information in a timely matter, preferably by 6 a.m.

At times, our decision is even more difficult because conditions throughout the district vary greatly.
11/25/14 Regular School Board Meeting Highlights:
Old Business:
- Approved Ed Waltman of the South Central Service Cooperative as the Superintendent Search Consultant.
- Discussed 2015 Board Committees.  There are currently 5 committees and would like to move down to 3 committees.
New Business:              
- 2013-2014 Audit Report - LSH was issued a clean audit report and the highest level of assurance.  The 2013-2014 Audit was accepted.
- The December 22, 2014 Optional School Board Meeting will not be held.

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