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Kingsland Schools off to a smooth to start


Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

A regular meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held on Monday, September 15 at the Kingsland District Conference Room. Board member Kristen Beck was absent. Chairperson Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Consent agenda items included the meeting’s agenda, minutes of the previous month’s meeting, approving September 2014 bills for payment, first reading of policy reviews, and second reading of policy adoptions. The motion to approve consent items carried without dissent.

Recognition items included sign donations from the Howard family and Beck family, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, and the Booster Club. The board also recognized the Ministerial Association for school supplies, and Polly Lenz for volunteering her time.

There were no public comments. A report was given by students Tyler Kappers and Gretchen Korson regarding recent FFA events, including the Fall BBQ, and their livestock entries at the Minnesota State Fair.

Steve Tart reported on Finance/Facilities, including recent tours in Wykoff and several minor repairs in process. Deb Larson reported on Curriculum/Personnel, including Nonviolent Crisis Prevention training for staff. Doug Plaehn reported on Policy/PR.

High School Principal James Hecimovich informed the board that the recent open house went well, and said NWEA assessments will be 100% after September 16. He also told of the recent Senior & Parents’ Night, which was a success, as was the Riverland Community College event on September 11. He highlighted the upcoming events during Homecoming week (September 22-26) and pointed out that the first ineligibility “window” of the new school year will begin October 1.

Principal Chris Priebe gave a report on Kingsland Elementary and Middle Schools. He said students are transitioning well into their new grades and classrooms. He also told of new “Morning Meetings” being held daily at the Middle School to foster effective communication. Principal Priebe also told of changes in the Arrivals & Departures system at the school, to make student drop-off and pick-up run more smoothly. Parents are catching on to it, and the school has gotten positive reviews. The iPad Parent meeting will be held September 22 at 6pm in the café at Spring Valley.

There was no report from the Special Education Director. A written report was submitted by the .....
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Lanesboro School Board discusses bus routes

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lori Anderson approached the Lanesboro School Board about making changes to the transportation policy. The current policy regarding the bus routes is only students who live outside of a one-mile radius get picked up. Anderson wondered if the scho ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects nearing completion

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

There were multiple projects going on at both the Harmony and Preston sites of Fillmore Central Schools, and all of them are winding down as the first day of school approaches. Principal Heath Olstad said the sprinkler system at the high school h ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects nearing completion

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

There were multiple projects going on at both the Harmony and Preston sites of Fillmore Central Schools, and all of them are winding down as the first day of school approaches. Principal Heath Olstad said the sprinkler system at the high school h ..... 
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Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2014. THE MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this ..... 
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Houston Superintendent Abraham appointed as MNVA Head of Schools

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on August 19. At the meeting, the board set a date for the Truth in Taxation meeting, which will be on December 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Houston High School library. The big discussion of the night was th ..... 
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Principal of Mabel-Canton High School resigns

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 19th, 2014 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the July 15, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to welcome back the staff and students of Mabe ..... 
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Chatfield School Board proclaims new referendum authority

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

At its regular August meeting on August 18, the Chatfield School Board approved a resolution authorizing new board approved referendum authority that will generate local revenue for the district. While the additional revenue will be generated locall ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson discusses plans for repurposing facilities

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Following a recent Tri-City meeting, and meetings with municipal councils and entities, the school board continues to discuss options for repurposing current facilities should the November referendum be successful. In doing so, the district has secu ..... 
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