School Board Election Results 2018

Seven candidates were running for four at-large seats on Eastern Carver County Schools’ Board of Education. Unofficial results show that voters selected incumbents Lisa Anderson, Fred Berg and Tim Klein. Voters also chose Jennifer Stone, who will join the board in January. Results are unofficial until canvassed by the School Board, which occurs at its next regular meeting, Nov. 12. Detailed results are available from Carver... Continue reading School Board Election Results 2018

When it comes to district finances, no news is good news

We’re happy to report news about the district’s finances that is, frankly, not news. When district finances are audited, which they are every year, the best outcome is that the auditors find no compliance issues. That was the case again this year. An audit was conducted by CliftonLarsonAllen and its opinion was “clean.” This is the best that any organization can do in an audit. The auditors also help advise the board and district staff about important changes in accounting practices. The School Board approved the audit at its Oct. 22 meeting. Visit the finance department’s website to view all the district’s finance documents.  E. Carver Co. Schools was one of many in the districts in the state of MN to be awarded a Certificate of Excellence (COE) for our Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). For the second year in a row, the Finance Dept. received the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International... Continue reading When it comes to district finances, no news is good news

We are 1 of 3 to receive Meritorious Budget Award

For the second year in a row, Eastern Carver County Schools’ Finance Department received the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). The district is one of three in the state of Minnesota to receive this honor. The award recognizes easy-to-read and accurate budget documents that clearly communicate the district’s goals and objectives, and build credibility and trust with the community. District finance documents, including the 2018-19 budget, are always posted online for our community to access. In addition, the district has received seven consecutive awards (2011-2017) for excellent, comprehensive financial reporting by ASBO. These honors reflect the districts commitment to transparency and accuracy in budgeting and... Continue reading We are 1 of 3 to receive Meritorious Budget Award

Nutrition Services Spotlight: Locally Sourced Turkey

Nutrition Services is proud to be partnering with Ferndale Market in Cannon Falls.  Ferndale Market is a third generation free range turkey farm that prides itself on growing turkeys the way nature intended, without the use of antibiotics or growth promotants.  The turkeys are processed naturally, without additives, binders and fillers, using only simple ingredients.  And furthermore, they are DECLICOUS! All Eastern Carver County Schools will be serving Ferndale turkey as part of our locally sourced menu on Thursday, November 15th. Click here to watch a video of the turkeys on the... Continue reading Nutrition Services Spotlight: Locally Sourced Turkey

Informational Meetings for New Kindergarten, Middle School, and High School Families

If you have a student or know a student entering kindergarten, middle school, or high school next year, you may be interested in attending one of the following events. These events are not required but give parents an opportunity to learn more about what our schools have to offer. Middle school and high school registration events will take place in February. Enrolled kindergarten students will be invited to a special event in May. Kindergarten Parent Preview – An informational meeting for parents/guardians. Children will be invited to a special kindergarten event in May. Attend either the webinar or in-person event; the same information will be presented. Webinar | Tue, Nov. 13, 12:00 p.m. – Learn more about our kindergarten options from the comfort of your own home or office. Sign up at eccs.mn/kweb. If you cannot attend the live event, register anyway to receive a link to the recording. Parent Preview at Your Child’s School | Thu, Nov. 15, 6:00 or 7:30 p.m. – Attend a... Continue reading Informational Meetings for New Kindergarten, Middle School, and High School Families

Specialized Services Administrative Team and Coordinators

Eastern Carver County Specialized Services team works hard to meet the goals of the district, as well as continuing to meet the needs of students, families, and staff. Laura Pingry-Kile, Director of Specialized Services This is Laura’s 25th year in education and she is excited to start her 12th school year in Eastern Carver County Schools. Laura came to ECCS as a supervisor and has been the director for specialized services for 9 years. Prior to coming to ECCS, Laura had experience teaching all grade levels of special education in the Albert Lea School District and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District. In addition to teaching, Laura has experience as due process facilitator, coordinator, and staff development coordinator. Laura is from Wisconsin and travels back to visit family often. Laura’s undergraduate degree is from UW Eau Claire, masters from University of Minnesota State – Mankato, and administrative, staff development, and doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota... Continue reading Specialized Services Administrative Team and Coordinators