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It sounds like the students enjoyed becoming Principal for a half day at Delano Elementary School.
Posted by Delano Elementary School on Oct 3, 2011
Last Spring at the Tiger Fun Fair, first graders Justin and Caden Zens and second grader Charlie Peterson won a half day with Mr. Schuler and Mr. Lahr via a silent auction. On Friday, September 30th, the three boys had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with the principals and help with a variety of “tasks.”
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When you build a new home in Parkview Hills Neighborhood, you will be in the Delano School District. Delano Schools have a great reputation for their excellence in education and fiscal responsibility. Here is some information from their 2009-2010 Annual Report.
Educational Excellence is our Foremost Goal
Delano students continue to score high on all measures of academic achievement for 2009-10. It is worthy to note that the ACT composite score of 24.2 was the highest in school history with more students taking the test than ever before. This compares to the state average of 22.9.
Quality Compensation Program
Delano Schools participates in Minnesota’s Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System (Quality Compensation Program (otherwise known as QComp). QComp provides career advancement opportunities for teachers; teacher-led staff development; comprehensive teacher evaluation; and an alternative pay schedule. This program has become an important focus for staff development, collaboration among teachers and motivation to focus on improving math and reading test scores.
Achievement goals centered on math in 2009-10 and achievement goals were met.
While Delano students perform at high levels, the school district uses tax dollars efficiently. In fiscal year 2009, the latest year comparative data is available, Delano spent $7,907 per student in General Fund operating expenses compared to the state average of $10,119.
Enrollment increased from 2248 in 2008-09 to 2287 in 2009-10. While the district isn’t experiencing the kind of growth increases it saw previously, all buildings are over their design capacity in terms of enrollment.
2009 MCA-II Test Results
Check out more information about Delano Schools
Delano School Superintendent’s Blog: History of Operating Levies (suptslog.blogspot.com)