Northfield Schools Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann discusses last night’s school board meeting including a technology services update, a construction update, enrollment report and more.
By Teri Knight, News Director
It was just announced that the Faribault and Northfield area United Ways are merging to become the Rice County Area United Way. NAUW board member Greg Closser said there had been informal discussion for years but the time [to merge] was right now. He said they were waiting for a “formal approach from the Faribault United Way.” It wasn’t something they were very excited about as they knew it would be a lot of work. Last March the Faribault board formally asked [for the consideration of a merger] as they knew they could not sustain their own organization. Closser said, after much discussion they came to the opinion that it was best for the organizations and those they serve. NAUW executive director Penny Hilleman commented this morning that there are a lot of programs they’ve helped that serve our wider community including HealthFinders Collaborative, Hope Center and Ruth’s House. For those agencies, a merger makes a lot of sense. She [Read more…] about Hilleman calls United Way merger a “great opportunity;” SCOPE students present “Youth in the 1970s” program tonight; Northfield School District to collaborate on funding for “Achievement and Integration Program”
There are 2 questions on the November ballot regarding the Northfield School District. Aside from the $109 million bond referendum for 2 new schools, there’s an Operating Levy of nearly $2 million. Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said the first question is to increase the per pupil levy by $470 to bring the funding level up to $1,967. Hillmann said, “the operating levy is really important because it helps us fill in the gap with the chronic underfunding that the State has [Read more…] about The “levy is for learning”; A “disconnect” connected to allow School Board to hire coaches; LWV holding Council seat forum tonight; Time for Turkey Trot sign up