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4 K,..,L 00,11.1,,1 Early Childhood/F .amily Education By Coral Brtmmmer, ECFE Coordinator room filled with school board the most difficult jobs faced by members and you are likely to se a little panic. The panic is thanks to a 1990 law requiring that the State Fire Marshal inspect schools every three weeks. At several meetings I have attended in recent weeks, school board members from other school districts have raised concerns about these inspections and the very costly repairs that will result from these inspections. Albany is one of the schools that is facing an expensive bill in order to bring one of its buildings up to code. The building is in many ways similar to Kimball's old elementary school. It consists of an old section that served as the original school for the community. In the 1930's another section was added, and still another part was added in the late 1950's or early 1960's. While the building has been well maintained, the open stairwells, wooden frame in part of the building and other items mean that modifications need to be made to the building to receive the Fire Marshal's approval. Several board members from other districts have mentioned to me that Kimball is fortunate that it replaced the elementary school before the new law went into effect. Yell "property tax increases" and everyone seems to feel a little panic. The Governor has recently proposed that homes worth less than $68,000 pay more in property taxes. He seems to feel that such homes have not been paying their fair share of the property taxes. It should be noted that many of those homes just happen to be located in rural areas and small towns. If the Governor's proposal becomes law, all units of government in outstate Minnesota, including school districts, will have a much more difficult time serving the noeds of tbeir citisens. Yell "contract negotiations" and school board members and teachers may feel a little panic. The biannual rite will soon begin again and the process must be completed before the end of next January to avoid state impset penalties. The negotiating of i teachers and board members. My pocket dictionary defmos panic as "an overpowering terror." However, a little panic might be what is needed to move us toward solutions to the problems that face us. It certainly helps me to get this column written each month ! IIII School*Menus Man., Apr. 15 Burrito w/Cheese; Carrot Slices; Bread & Peanut Butter; Applesauce Cup; Milk. Tues., Apr. 16 Italian Dunkers w/Sauce; Buttered Corn; Bread and Butter; Sliced Peaches; Milk; Ice Cream. Wed., Apr. 17 Taco Salad w/All The Fixings; Seasoned Green Beans; Bread and Butter; Fruit Mix; Choc. Milk. Thurs., Apr. 18 Hamburger on a Bun; Ketchup, Mustard, and Pickles; Buttered Mixed Veggies; Petite Banana; Milk; Cookie. Fri., Apr. 19 Oven Fried Chicken; Mashed Potatoes; Broccoli Cuts; Dinner Roll w/Butter; Pear Halves; Milk. Ebm. Alternate Menus Man., Apr. 15, Pizza Burger Tues., Apr. 16, Chicken Nuggets Wed., Apr. 17, Bologna Sandwich Thurs., Apr. 18, Chuck Wagon Fri., Apr. 19, Corn Dogs Community Education council meets Kimball Community Education advisory council discussed fundralsing events for summer recreation. At the regular meeting of the Kimball Community Education advisory council summer recreation fund raising events discussed: Donkey Basketball which will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 1991 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball High School gym. A second fundraiser may be possible. They are looking into a possible taste test of children's food. This would be done in early IDS Financial Services, Inc. 703 E. Ri  - Litchfieid gimboll. Ma. NICK BBANDT 3m-ltgl * Personal and business financial planning Investments Insurance Phone: 612/693-7271 1987 IDS Financial Corporation All rsgh rvderved SUCCEED School Library Media Month April 1991 American Library Association The Zuchinis ore o family "magic juggling tmm" and will entertain m the Early Chiklhood end Family Educed'ion arl picnic May 6th. Early Childhood and Family Education would like to invite you to their annual picnic on Monday, May 6th, 5:00 p.m. at the Watkins Elementary School. Entertainment will be by The Zuchinis. The menu will consist of hot dogs and chips. Cost wili be $1.00'per parson or $5.00 per family. Call 764-6345 to register. Registrations must be made no later than April 22rid. June, utilizing the summer swimming program students. As always the summer recreation program relies on donations from area organizations for financial backing, and Community Education is also trying to raise additional monies to help this program. The school district and community education do not have the funds available, nor can they levy for this type of program. Also discussed at the meeting was the Children's Theatre productions that have been sponsored yearly. These productions cost between $1500- $2000. Grant money is becoming less and less and there is a need to look elsewhere to help fund these productions. Many people have asked Community Education not to drop such progams as they are so beneficial to the students. There is a production scheduled for next November, the "Wizard of Oz". It was decided to table any further discussion on this until next September. The annual Compliance meeting will be held on Monday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the experience room of the elementary school.  meeting is required by law for all school districts that plan to levy for community education. All our organizations and governing boards will receive a letter to attend such a meeting and discnss ways of eoopestion and funding for the Community Educattou program. The annual Family Health Fair will be held on 11mrsday, April 18, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Watkins Elementary School. Tide beslth fair Ls being  by Kimball and Eden VaUey- Watkins Community Education. k xnior citizen  bee was discussed. The senior citizens are not intested in this event this year and so we will look at next year as a possibility. Seccetaries' Day will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. in the experience room of the elementary school. All area businesses and such have received a letter regarding this program, which is in its 10th year. If any boss has not received information and would like to include their office help, please call Community Education at 398- 3781 immediately. Kimbeg, MN 55353 398-2935 Coil after 5 p.m. or phones .... will be answered during cloy with answering machine. Jan, Advisor Kimball Phone 398-2855 1 f29-32 Lenny's Excavating Licensed, Bonded & Certified Septic Systems Backhoe Work Basements Crawler Hoe Work Phone 252-5808 Don't Get Burned By Your Electric Bill! You don't have to be a slave to your electric bills and you don't have to put up with oil. Switch to propane gas. It's dependable, clean and less expensive. Call Gas Service Co. in Kimball today and find out how good gas can be to you. Kimball 398.3420