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Kingsland discusses impact of snow days


Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Superintendant John McDonald was also present.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance the school board approved consent agenda items including board agenda, minute review of the December 16, 2013 and January 8, 2014 meetings, January 2014 bills, policy review, and policy adoption.

In Public Thank You and Recognition Land O’ Lakes was recognized for a volunteer grant in the amount of $2,000 and BP Amoco for a donation in the amount of $2,150 towards the softball program. Also recognized was the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC) in the amount of $18,551, with special thanks to Ag instructor Kristal Brogan for working towards the grant, which will be used to start a food chemistry class at Kingsland next year. Superintendent McDonald also recognized Deb Amundrud, KES paraprofessional, for over 14 years of service.

Although there was a larger than normal public attendance at the Kingsland School Board meeting on January 22, 2014, there were no public comments. There were also no student reports.

In Spotlight on Education assessments have been developed which have shown benefits in teaching students. Students have been given three part MTA tests giving examples of performance in math and science. Kingsland PLC members explained what they have accomplished this school year and discussed their Math Club and I Can Statements.

The Finance/Facilities Committee met on January 8, 2014. Discussion included how the school buildings are holding up during the cold weather, the one day closing of Minnesota schools by Governor Dayton, and schoolfinance.com.

Curriculum/Personnel met on January 13, 2014. A discussion was held on the position of secretary and lane change. Also discussed was Deb Amundrud and her many years of service, resignations, and the My Foundation program. The committee also talked about the weather day at Kingsland.

The Policy/PR Committee met on December 18, 2013 and reviewed the first and second readings of policy review, social media and the Kingsland website, and the staff parking policy.

Principal Hecimovich stated that semester finals are almost complete, NWEA winter assessments have begun with information being sent out to parents on Blackboard .....
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Houston School Board looks at 'World's Best Workforce'

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on January 21. At the meeting, Superintendent Rick gave an overview of the district strategic plan to support teaching and learning that is aligned with new legislation’s “World’s Best Workforce” initia ..... 
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Mabel-Canton student representatives give report

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on January 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present except for Troy Soiney. The minutes from the December 17, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The consent agenda was approved. It included ap ..... 
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