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Kingsland Board meets for first time in 2009


Fri, Jan 23rd, 2009
Posted in Education

The new school board members found their places around the meeting table as the first meeting with the new members in attendance got underway. Members Peggy Merkel, Al Williams and Kristin Beck received their indoctrination into conducting the business of the School District. As the flow of the meeting went on various administrative staff took extra time in explaining the intricate details of their issues as projected on a wall behind them.

The District has always been fortunate in receiving donations and this meeting was no exception. Two Thousand Dollars was donated by Dennis Coulter on behalf of BP. The money will go toward new equipment in the Science Lab.

Nevin Stender and Polly Lentz presented the board $500.00 from the former employees of Land O' Lakes fund. The Osterud Foundation presented the District with $810.00 to be used toward play ground equipment.

Jennifer Desmer is the new Community Education Coordinator and explained to the Board the various projects and programs that she would like to make available to the District residents. A couple of classes that rank toward the top will be an extension of the yoga class, which is very popular. She will also be launching a Project "Go" to get the youth and adults to enjoy the out of doors more.

The Principals gave up dates on the various programs with their students. The ATP program continues to fare well in assisting students to achieve goals in the math studies. It would also appear to be a course of study that continues to engage students in their computer skills and prepares them for challenges in the curriculum.

Business Administrator Kathy Beevers presented an overview of her responsibilities and what board members can expect from her each month. She explained that they will be getting a rundown of the Budget from last month as compared to actual numbers, which at this point appear to be slightly lower than budget. Board Member Peggy Merkel was named the treasurer at the organizational meeting earlier and said that she had worked with Kathy prior to the meeting to understanding the presentation of numbers and what they mean. The third area of reporting from Kathy Beevers is the enrollment numbers. She said; "these numbers are extremely important because it's from the enrollment that we get our funding from the State and Federal Government." At this point it would appear as though the numbers are running closely to the 700 pupil total.

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"A Jury of Her Peers"

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2009
Posted in Education

Suspicious activity on a small town farm. An abusive husband strangled in his sleep. A scheming "jury" of women trying to disguise a crime. These are only a few of the eerie elements appearing in "A Jury of Her Peers", Fillmore Central High School's ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board meets with Representative-elect Davids

Fri, Dec 26th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Representative-elect Greg Davids spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board during their regular meeting on December 22. Davids, a former Representative, will once again be representing southeast Minnesota at the capitol in January.

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R-P school officials meet with Walz regarding funding

Fri, Dec 19th, 2008
Posted in Education

Tough times call for tough measures, and the Rushford-Peterson school district is going on the offensive to seek school funding, while at the same time practicing good old-fashioned belt-tightening.

Superintendent Chuck Ehler, board member D ..... 
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Kingsland recognizes retiring school board members

Fri, Dec 19th, 2008
Posted in Education

It was the end of the year for the Kingsland School Board and members recognized the retiring members, Robert Grabau, Jane Baker and Tom Kaase at the December 15 meeting. Baker has a total of 8 years along with Tom Kaase also with 8 years. Robert Gr ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves bond sale for retiree benefits

Fri, Nov 28th, 2008
Posted in Education

HARMONY - The Fillmore Central School Board approved the sale of general obligation (Other Post Employment Benefits) bonds totalling $1,180,000 at their November 25 meeting. The bonds will be used to pay retiree benefits over the next 20 years, free ..... 
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Lanseboro School Board discusses test results

Fri, Nov 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

At its regular meeting on November 20, the Lanesboro school board discussed the results of 11th grade scores on math in MCA state standard testing, with scores falling slightly below a statewide average of 30-percent. Seventh and Eighth graders did ..... 
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Kingsland School Board holds November meeting

Fri, Nov 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

Spring Valley - The Kingsland School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday, November 17 at the Kingsland High School District Conference Room. No changes were made to the agenda and it was approved.

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Rushford-Peterson school board looks at district goals at monthly meeting

Fri, Nov 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

It was a time to get philosophical as the Rushford-Peterson school board discussed district goals at the last regular meeting, November 17.

Superintendent Chuck Ehler had previously informed the board that staff had been surveyed for their t ..... 
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