Lake Area Technical Institute President Mike Cartney told the Watertown School Board last night that graduate placement is doing well providing good salaries for students who enter the workforce.

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Gregg DeSpiegler, who is the prinicpal at Roosevelt Elementary School was before the board last night with a report on all-day kindergarten. He said they’ve had a great beginning to the school year with the program continuing to evolve.  He says all-day kindergarten is providing good structure routine and stability for kids throughout the day, versus a half-day.

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Heather Pagel, a Watertown Mom who was before the Watertown School board last month with concerns about he Watertown School District’s policies regarding school lunches was back before the board again last night expressing concerns that nothing has changed with the district’s lunch regulations as far as charging for three meals and then offering a student an alternate meal. She again asked the board to get rid of the alternate meal.

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She also informed the board she and others have formed a new non-profit to help these students in need.

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Superintendent Dr. Jeff Danielson responded.

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He said what they are asking for is more vigilance on behalf of administrators and food service personnel who work directly with the food service program to make sure they have made every effort to notify parents knowing they still want students to pay their lunch bills if they’re able.

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The board clarified that no students need to miss a lunch.