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March 11, 2009
Community weighs in on NY Mills school cuts
The people of New York Mills are passionate about their school. Parents, teachers and others closely connected to the school district showed that passion at a community meeting Monday night.
March 11, 2009 - 3:17pm
City cuts $132,000
The one-man, part-time natural gas sales department will be eliminated under the city of Perham's revised 2009 budget. A total of $132,000 in cuts were approved by the city council March 9. The only "people" cuts are the elimination of one summer, part-time employee for the parks,...
March 11, 2009 - 2:42pm
March 4, 2009
OPINION: Reflecting on inevitable school budget cuts
Looking at the community survey results, I see that, for most of us, the school IS a big deal. We don't want our schools to close any more than we want taxes to rise, so we must make some compromise somewhere. This seems eminent. Based on this survey, many didn't vote "yes" for the...
March 4, 2009 - 3:54pm
Deep city cuts could impact all departments
Every city department could suffer under a plan for nearly $300,000 in cuts the Perham City Council is considering for 2009-2010. Extreme cuts, which are listed as options in the city plan, include eliminating the police department and ending the annual $20,675 contribution to the...
March 4, 2009 - 3:07pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Proposed school budget cuts a concern
To the editor: It is with great concern that we address the budget cuts proposed for the New York Mills School District. From the recent newspaper article we understand that the Elementary Principal's position and the Elementary Secretary's position plus many others are included...
March 4, 2009 - 2:43pm
Public to question NY Mills school cuts March 9
There are many questions around the anticipated school cuts and people want answers. The public will have a chance to address the New York Mills...
March 4, 2009 - 2:36pm
February 27, 2009
Stimulus plan for education gets mixed reviews from Perham superintendent
"Grossly disappointed" is how Perham's school superintendent described her initial reaction to early reports on education funding from the federal...
February 27, 2009 - 11:51am
February 4, 2009
Public invited to school budget discussion
Facing the likelihood of cutting up to $300,000 from next year's school budget, New York Mills school administrators and board members will discuss the financial condition of the district at a public meeting Feb. 18, 7 p.m., in the performing arts center. The meeting, set up by Superintendent...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 29, 2009
NYM City council makes budget cuts across the board
Reductions in state aid to cities this year has led New York Mills to cut about $86,000 from the general fund in the 2009 budget. The city council held a special budget meeting Tuesday and approved cuts in all departments with some wage/benefits expenses transferred out of the general...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
January 19, 2009
Fit, lean and trim budget is sign of times for Perham community center
Poor economic fitness is having an unhealthy affect on the Perham Area Community Center. "We're planning for a leaner year next year, and we're budgeting accordingly," said Kevin Nelson, director of the PACC, as the Perham City Council reviewed the 2009 budget for the fitness and...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
City Council bracing for LGA reduction
With another reduction in Local Government Aid from the state expected in 2009, the New York Mills City Council is busy trying to trim this year's budget. The council met Tuesday for its regular monthly meeting and discussed ways to trim what little fat is left in the city budget....
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January 15, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Schools gain as pounds are lost
Want to lose weight and help support local schools at the same time? The answer is a 'Weight Loss Throw Down,' organized to benefit the More Than Nothing campaign through the 549 Family Foundation. This campaign will help create a budget relief fund for Perham schools in 2009-2010,...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Teacher 'buy-outs' a partial solution to budget woes?
The Perham-Dent School Board went behind closed doors Dec. 10 to talk strategy regarding the upcoming teacher salary negotiations. "Buying out" higher paid, veteran teachers, was one of the topics for the closed meeting. Another two-year contract will be on the bargaining table...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
Bombarded by brainstorms: Ideas to raise school funds flourish
"Bombarded with ideas." That's how Jo Strege described the wealth of fundraising ideas that have surfaced over the past two weeks. The hope is that they will create "wealth" for the Perham-Dent schools in a time of desperate financial need. "More Than Nothing" has been the battle...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Close Dent school this winter?
The prospect of closing the Dent elementary school by the end of the month was discussed--but it appears highly unlikely. Desperate to cut nearly $300,000 by the end of the year, the Perham-Dent School Board discussed closing the Dent school five months earlier than planned. Last...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am