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Archive for October, 2010

Chamber of Commerce endorses school district’s operating levy referendum

Friday, October 29th, 2010

On Oct. 28, the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce board of directors unanimously approved a recommendation to support the Moorhead Area Public Schools’ Nov. 2 operating levy referendum.

On Oct. 14, the Chamber’s Public Affairs Committee had invited Dr. Lynne Kovash, superintendent, and Wayne Kazmierczak, assistant superintendent, to address the committee about the district’s operating levy referendum.

Some of the points the Public Affairs Committee considered in formulating the recommendation were:
• Education as a business has a direct economic impact, as well as a significant impact on economic development for Moorhead, Clay County and the metropolitan area.
• Youth are an important investment. K-12 education is an important feeder into the area workforce.
• Moorhead School District’s expense structure is below average and would continue to be, should the levy referendum pass.
• Moorhead School District has engaged in proactive expense management in recent years.
• Moorhead School District has a focus on increasing student outcomes and quality of education.
• The state of Minnesota has not taken action to maintain state support for education.
• Moorhead School District works collaboratively with other school districts, specifically Fargo and West Fargo.
• Border Cities legislation in Minnesota would offset the tax impact to commercial and industrial businesses in Moorhead and Dilworth.

Moorhead School District voters will have an opportunity to vote Nov. 2, 2010, on an operating levy referendum that, if approved, will provide the school district $850 per pupil in additional funds each year for the next seven years beginning with the 2011-12 school year.

Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducts 2010 members

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Five graduates of Moorhead High School were inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony Oct. 2 at Courtyard by Marriott, Moorhead. The 2010 inductees are Ann Ellenson (Anna Mae Berg), Becky Gulsvig, Douglas N. Hastad, Larry R. Ludemann and Adolph Murie. During their remarks, the inductees shared reflections on their experiences at Moorhead High School.

Read the full story on the district’s website at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/item.aspx?ID=1126

District identifies five priority areas for referendum revenue

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Moorhead Area Public Schools will address five priority areas if the Nov. 2 operating levy referendum is approved.

Moorhead School District voters are being asked to vote November 2, 2010, on an operating levy referendum that, if approved, will provide the school district $850 per pupil in additional funds each year for the next seven years beginning with the 2011-12 school year.

Funds from the referendum, if approved, would be used to improve class sizes throughout the district, prevent further staff reductions, upgrade technology, and expand world languages and early learning opportunities. Read the complete article at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/item.aspx?ID=1123.