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School board reports a busy season

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board meeting on Feb. 9 displayed a very busy and active season for the district.
First, Business Manager Michelle Sander updated the board on the Minnesota Department of Education food service audit that took place. The audit was a lengthy process to upload all of the information, and then a visit from the auditor, who said the lunch program adhered to all of the guidelines and noted it was very unusual to find a school with no problems. Becky Dahl and Marie “Bernie” Getzlaff in the food service department are responsible for seeing records are maintained properly and the schools adhere to all of the guidelines.
Helen Baker Elementary Principal Bill Butler updated the board on two grants for the elementary schools.
The first grant application for the Minnesota Reading Corps has been submitted, and Butler has high expectations for its approval. Butler also gave insight to the upcoming grant deadline for the Migrant Summer Education Program, which is due on Feb. 20.
Butler also reported over 40 percent of Helen Baker and Lakeside students qualify for reduced lunches, making the school district eligible for a schoolwide option, giving the schools more flexibility. Butler also is hoping to achieve a full inclusion model for special education, with less separation for the students, but looking at special education as a service and not as a place.

For more, see the Feb. 18 print edition of The Chronicle.