Marshall Adult Education


November 10th, 2007


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1.      Mark Your Calendars -
Pat would like you to attend the following meeting.  This is to be a mandatory meeting.  If you feel you cannot attend, please talk to Pat.
What:  Staff Meeting
When:  Friday, December 7th; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Facilitator:  Toby Spanier
Discussion:  Collectively generate ideas on how to creatively market SW ABE - Marshall services.
More information along with a survey will be forthcoming.
2.         November Holidays
    * Monday, November 12th - The Lyon County Courthouse will be closed in honor of Veterans Day. 
    Classes at the Courthouse will be cancelled.  Other classes will take place as scheduled.
    * Thursday/Friday, November 22/23rd - Thanksgiving Break - NO CLASSES
3.      Student Exits - Information was sent this week regarding Student Exit for the quarter ending July 31st.  Exit forms are due back to Barb by November 26th.  If you did not receive any information, you do not have any students who need to be exited.
4.       Pat is requesting that all Marshall ABE staff complete and return the Performance Self-Evaluation by November 16th.  This is being requested to assure that we are in compliance with several of the grants we are receiving, and  more importantly to assure the success of our services.  This evaluation gives Pat an opportunity to become aware of ways we can support our staff in the most effective manner possible.  Thank you for your cooperation in completing this form.
    The form may be completed in several ways ---
    1)  The form was sent as an attachment in a earlier email.
        a) You can print it off and complete it -- paper and pencil - and send it in.
        b) Save it to your computer - complete it online - and email it as an attachment
    2)  You can access this link  complete the form and hit the submit button
Once you have the form submitted to Pat, please call or email her to schedule an appointment to review your evaluation.
5.  Time sheets for pay period November 1 - 15th are due in the office by noon on Friday, November 16th.
6.  Pay increase - We are pleased to let you know that you will be receiving a .25/hour pay increase.  The increase is retro to July 1, 2007.  You should see the pay increase on your December 1st paycheck.  You will probably see the retro pay for hours worked from July 1 to October 31st at the same time. 
7.  Inclement weather - It's that time of the year again when we need to be aware of the Inclement weather policy.  If your school is cancelled, has an early dismissal or late start due to the weather, your adult basic education class will follow suit.  



8.  12th Annual Minnesota Development Conference: McElroy Speaks about SEED Initiative, now live on the web:

This is the 16th edition of "Positively Minnesota: Partners for Job Growth," a newsletter by, for and about the Workforce Investment Boards and other essential partners. This newsletter aims to provide a useful forum for the exchange of ideas and an effective venue for clarifying goals and policies.  We welcome your comments and suggestions, and we'll try to address them in future editions of the newsletter. Please send your comments to



9.     MLC Coordinator Newsletter November 2007



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Barb Glaeser
SW ABE - Marshall
607 West Main
Marshall, MN 56258