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2, 2003 ,i Kimball schools&apos; crisis policy from page 1) same school newslet- (A copy of the let- in the District on page 14). 739 has also dis- preventative poli- poten- has created a Stu- Team made up a family therapist advocate. Teach- referrals to the students who problems. The team and assess-  a-ssist the student, been around in the for years," Im- "We are looking at [the boardJ, more teachers, and we for ways to make it added that in- for stu- with sys - of Maria march CUts at the Depart- Resources con- at Lake Maria addition to having to maintain park fa- present educational Staff hours have been in less service alleviate this crunch, of Lake Maria State Ponsoring a March Sunday, environmen - raised at the used for specific such as recondition- area in the envi- and purchas- Camera," explained of the will involve more the park's trails. will also be for items do- merchants. can be obtained at or by calling the 878-2325. Hikers naany miles as they  trail will be "Fall colors should their peak, so it's to enjoy au- the park at the tems to make staff more avail- able to students." District-wide, the schools al- so promote respect to prevent bullying or teasing problems, which is one cause of school vio- lence. "We have a character com- mittee which is looking at re- spect at the high school. They are trying to find ways to pro- mote building stronger charac- ter," Imholte said. Clark added that the elemen- tary school has developed a two- year cycle of 18 life skills that students should know. This month's theme is respect, and students learn how to show con- sideration to others. To reinforce the theme, teachers define the characteris- tic for their classes, celebrate students acting respectfully and encourage students to write about the topic for theschool's writing wall. Grommesh said that a key as- pect to preventive measures is defining flow victims respond to teasing or bullying. He said each student needs to be responsible for his or her actions. "We want the students to look at how they respond, react and deal with [teasing]. We need to give the victim some responsi- bility themselves and determine 'what are some things I can do?'" Imholte added that parents and the community also need to be involved, which seems to be happening now. "We really appreciate their (parents) support. When we call them and talk to them about their child, [most are respon- sive]. This helps end a cycle of bullying and intimidation." Ical law enforcement, clergy and emergency responders are also part of the Kimball crisis re- sponse team. For more information on Kimball's school policies, feel free to contact the high school at (320) 398-7700 or the elemen- tary school at (320) 398-5425. The school also has a board of counselors available o families and students who may be affect- ed by the tragedy. Workshop addresses food safety Thinking about producing and seUing foods like jam, jelly, salad dressing, sauce, salsa or a pickled product? If so, one must know the Food and Drug Ad- ministration (FDA) regulations for acidified foods and how to produce a safe product. Food manufacturers, small- scale processors of specialty foods, farmers interested in val- ue-added processing, or anyone interested in starting a small- scale food manufacturing busi- ness should attend the work- shop entifl.ed " "Food Safety Tech- niques: ACidified and Low-Acid .anned Foods  conducted by the FDAand area extension services.  The workshop will cover the main processing steps, FDA reg- ulations, critical control points and record-keeping to safely manufacture specialty foods for the marketplace. Foods without adequate acid- ity may allow the growth of mi- croorganisms that cause food- borne illness. 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