Austin schools targeting ways to work smarter

The students aren’t the only ones studying to improve at Austin Public Schools.

Educational Services Director John Alberts gave an overview of the Baldrige process for the school board at a 4 p.m. meeting Monday. Baldrige assessments, which have been used since the late 1980s, are done to highlight how organizations get to best practices within their given industry, and focus on what goes on inside an organization, in this case the district, and what initiatives, policies and practices are there for everything to get done.

As an organization, Alberts said the district scored a 359 on the 1,000-point Baldrige scale, which is considered typical. The district had a fairly even score across the board on its seven categories, which range from leadership to process management. A score of 500-600 marks a “high-performing” organization, and very few organizations in any industry reach above that

Look to the Tuesday print edition of the Herald for more on the school board’s meeting.

 

Mower County

2024 Summer SURE Internship begins at The Hormel Institute

Mower County

Major archaeological survey is underway in Mower County

Education

Photos: Back to where it began. AHS seniors walk through Woodson Kindergarten

Agriculture

Farmers must kill 4.2 million chickens after bird flu hits Iowa egg farm

News

Jury deliberations begin in Donald Trump’s hush money criminal case

Mower County

Commissioners approve resolution using federal funds to replace county bridges

Mower County

Evolve wraps up successful season

Mower County

Young Eagles Flight Rally scheduled for June 8

Mower County

Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service offers paid training program

Mower County

Fourth Grade Junior Fire State Poster Contest winners named

News

Two correctional officers sustain minor injuries after assault by two inmates at Minnesota prison

Education

In Your Community: Masons give out scholarships

News

Israeli strikes kill at least 37 Palestinians, most in tents, near Gaza’s Rafah as offensive expands

News

Trump prosecutor focuses on ‘cover-up’ in closing arguments while defense attacks key witness

Blooming Prairie

Two from Austin injured in Friday crash near Blooming Prairie

News

Minnesota lawmakers assert protections for public waters

Mower County

I-90 eastbound 4th, 6th Street ramps in Austin close May 31, Cedar River closes June 3

Mower County

Photos: Those who gave all honored on Memorial Day

Mower County

Honor those who served this Memorial Day

Education

‘Light the world on fire:’ Pacelli graduates the Class of 2024

Education

Signing ceremony a first step for students hoping to get into education

Education

Hook, line, and sinker – Lyle students made the best catch

Mower County

Austin Stormwater Resilience Plan – Open House slated for Tuesday

Mower County

Mueller awarded fellowship to attend leadership institute