Category Archives: K-12

Locally Grown: show for week of 10.01

IMG_4153w800.jpgOur guest this week was Kari Nelson, Chair of the Northfield School Board, discussing the upcoming levy referenda.

(If you’re reading this on Monday, October 2, the district is hosting another forum at the high school auditorium tonight at 7 pm.)

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School District levy referenda: questions, issues for upcoming podcast

IMG_3921_cropped.JPGWe’ve got School Board Chair Kari Nelson on our show next week. I attended (see photos and audio) the district’s forum on earlier this week to try to get better informed about the issues. (They’re repeating the forum next Monday Oct. 2, 7 p.m. at the High School Auditorium.) Below are some of the issues I hope we address with Kari on the podcast.

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School district presentation on levy referenda

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I attend last night’s presentation by the Northfield Public Schools on their upcoming levy referenda. Ten (yep, 10) citizens attended, with another ten or so staff and board members there. Photos (click to enlarge):
Left: Superindendent Chris Richardson and Board Chair Kari Nelson.
Center: Board members Diane Cirksena and Mike Berthelsen
Right: Anne Maple and Julie Pritchard of the Citizens for Quality Education


Click play to listen. 1 hour.

0 to 3:55: Kari Nelson
3:55 to 32:20: Chris Richardson
32:20 to 59:20: Question and answers. (I had more than my share of questions.)
59:20 to 60:00 Kari Nelson

I’ll have another blog post later this week in preparation for next week’s show on this issue with guest Kari Nelson, Board Chair.