Articles By: Aleen Ratzlaff

Lee Albrecht: Man with a lot of drive

Lee Albrecht: Man with a lot of drive

?There?s nobody who likes having fun more than me, but when I say it?s time to get to work, it?s time.??Lee Albrecht Whether transporting semi-truckloads of grain or the precious cargo of students, Leland ?Lee? A. Albrecht of Hillsboro finds himself spending plenty of time navigating the roadways. Albrecht, who taught and coached at Unified School District 410 for 22 […]

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USD 410 board hears student project

The story of photographer Lewis Hine, researched and depicted by Hillsboro High School sophomore Kalen Moss, was the focus of the Learning Showcase at the USD 410 Board of Educa?tion May 12 meeting. Moss shared and fielded questions about her three-dimensional project featuring Hine, who was instru?mental in helping to change U.S. child labor laws in the early 20th century. […]

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USD 410 board OKs all-day kindergarten

Rows of chairs to seat the public remain empty at most monthly USD 410 Board of Education meetings. But the proposal to offer elective full-day kindergarten for 2014-15 brought a contingency of parents to the April 14 meeting. Hillsboro Elementary School principal Evan Yoder reported more than 80 percent of families represented at kindergarten screening requested a preference for the […]

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USD 410 board hears proposal for all-day kindergarten classes

Discussion of all-day kindergarten took center stage at the regular meeting March 10 of the USD 410 Board of Education. ?Kindergarten is the new first grade,? Superintendent Steve Noble said. Teachers are being asked to do more, Noble said, because of increased curriculum rigor resulting from the switch to current college and career standards. Also, the poverty rate is increasing […]

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USD 410 board considers land sale along Adams St.

The USD 410 Board of Education reviewed several items that will require action next month during its regular meeting Monday evening. Superintendent Steve Noble presented a draft of the 2014-15 calendar that is being discussed prior to action by the board. Also Grace Community Church-Hillsboro has requested a one-year renewal of its lease of facilities at Hillsboro Elementary School, which […]

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410 board OKs building reconfiguration

The USD 410 Board of Education approved Monday evening the reconfiguration of the middle and high schools into one building for grades six to 12 to be called Hillsboro Middle/High School. The decision was made in response to declining enrollment in the district. Superintendent Steve Noble said the change would become effective in late June to early July and will […]

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410 board reflects on meeting

Unified School District 410 Board of Education opened its Dec. 9 regular meeting with a dialog among community, county and state leaders and residents at Hillsboro High School Auditorium. The stated goal, according to Superintendent Steve Noble, was to discuss challenges of declining public school enrollment, increasing poverty and declining state revenues for local schools and governments. Following the 75-minute […]

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USD 410 board cuts three positions

The unanticipated decrease of 52 students this fall and declining funding resulted in USD 410 Board of Education?s vote to cut three employee positions at its regular meeting Monday evening. The board first voted 6-0 to eliminate the activities director position, effective at the close of the current contract year. The board?s second vote eliminated two district office positions?the administrative […]

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410 board updates short-term goals

The USD 410 Board of Education approved updated goals for the next one to three years at its regular monthly meeting Oct. 14. The board had reviewed and revised district goals at its Oct. 9 special meeting. The technology goal was eliminated, Superintendent Steve Noble said, but those strategies were integrated into the following four goals: put people first, meet […]

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USD 410 board hears from administrators

USD 401 building administrators delivered beginning-of-the-year reports at the regular Sept. 9 meeting of the board of education. After reviewing the weekly class schedule at Hillsboro High School, principal Max Heinrichs said project-based learning is part of Project Lead the Way with its emphasis on technology and engineering, and it complements Career and Technical Education Path?way programs and three of […]

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