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Full agenda for Kingsland School Board


Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Alan Williams receive an award for his 12 years of service on the Kingsland school board at the December 17 school board meeting. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Kingsland School Board met on December 17, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. with a full agenda of items.

All School Board members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Also present was Superintendent McDonald.

All consent agenda items were approved. There were several public thank you and recognition items including a Thank you to April Horne for giving a $250.00 scholarship for a female pursuing Engineering. The scholarship will be awarded in the Spring of 2013. Another Thank you was to State Farm for donating $500.00 to the sign donation fund, also to IBM for a $3,000.00 donation to the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics program, and to Red Essig for wall calendars donated.

Doug Plaehn will be honored for his recognition by the Minnesota School Board Association for his numerous hours spent attending meetings and events. Two school board members whose terms are expiring were recognized and thanked for their service. Peggy Merkel for four years of service, and Alan Williams for 12 years of service.

School board committees reported on their recent meetings. Kathy Beevers reported on audits and levy certification, and added a “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,” to everyone she has worked with at Kingsland. Kathy said she has “enjoyed literally every single day I have worked here.”

Principal Hecimovich reported that Kingsland will be featured in a program on the KSMQ Public Television Channel on January 4, 2013 which will feature the STEM initiative in Kingsland School. Mr. Priebe reported on TIES Training, Donuts with Dad, and iPads, and communication.

Superintendent McDonald reported on the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics team competition which kicks off January 5, 2013, in Rochester, Minn. Mr. McDonald also reported on school psychological services. New school board members will be Gwen Howard and Troy Asher.

Superintendent McDonald spoke about the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. and sent his sympathies to everyone involved. Kingsland sent out information to parents on how to talk to their children about the situation. Superintendent McDonald stated that Kingsland will look at its procedures to make Kingsland “as safe as it possibly can be.”

Resignations were approved. Spring coaching staff was approved. Teacher seniority list was approved. Approved Osterud Winter committee.

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Superintendent Harris addresses school safety

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

As Christmas Break quickly approaches for most school districts, the Chatfield School Board met on Monday, December 17 to wrap up the business for 2012. Because it was the December meeting, the Truth in Taxation Hearing occurred during this regular ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses student safety

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board discussed concerns people had brought to them about the safety of the school in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Superintendent Richard Keith said he had received a few phone calls about the subje ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses student safety

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board discussed concerns people had brought to them about the safety of the school in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Superintendent Richard Keith said he had received a few phone calls about the subje ..... 
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Security at Fillmore County Schools

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in All Education

The tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, December 14 resulting in twenty children and six Sandy Hook Elementary staff members dead has had a rippling effect across the United States, including Fillmore County. The recent sorrowful event in tha ..... 
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R-P approaches city prior to referendum

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

Likely the biggest topic in the community in recent days, R-P district superintendent Chuck Ehler and board representative Greg Smith addressed the city council this past Monday about the upcoming December 19 referendum vote. Along with a presentati ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson informational meeting

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools will be holding an Informational Meeting regarding the upcoming Referendum for New EC-5th Grade Building for Business Owners on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Stumpy’s Banquet Room (basement ..... 
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