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Kingsland Superintendent McDonald discusses proposed one site location


Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Over the past few years, Kingsland has been a school that has made leaps and bounds in the academic realm. It is now considered by many to be one of the most progressive and cutting edge schools in Minnesota, as well as a model for schools across the US. The list of accolades Kingsland has racked up is quite impressive, especially for a public school in a rural area.

For example, they are the first school in southeastern Minnesota to offer an in-house Associates of Arts Program, offering 86 college credits to qualified juniors and seniors; just one of their many academic achievements. Kingsland has been recognized nationally in media for their educational programs and implementations, as well as state wide and locally. The district has hosted teams of teachers from other districts, all eager to tour their facilities and meet with faculty because they feel Kingsland is the best and they can learn from the academic advances the school has made.

Superintendent John McDonald, along with the Kingsland School Board, believes one of the next steps for Kingsland to achieve academic growth is to move to a one site school. He explains that the process towards that decision began in October of 2011 when the district’s strategic plan was discussed. (All districts have a strategic plan that is updated/changed every few years so they do not become complacent and they are able to continue to grow.) McDonald says over 100 people were part of the process at that time; members of the district, the school community, business leaders, etc. The focus of the plan is explained as “Kingsland Public Schools is committed to an academically rich environment through the integration of 21st Century skills.”

The superintendent shared the strategic objectives that derived from meetings with community and school members that were set in March 2012. The goals are academically aggressive and range from attracting and obtaining highly effective teachers to identifying and assisting underachieving students. The strategic plan lists “Facilities that match our educational needs.”, however McDonald admits that there was no discussion of a one site school with the public who were in attendance.

Instead, he says, the board used the foundation of the strategic planning discussions to make the decision to go to a one site location. McDonald says, “The decision was based on what is the greatested educational value we can get bas .....
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Kingsland School Board performs double duty

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room for a Truth in Taxation meeting followed by a regular school board meeting at 6:45 p.m. All school board members were present with the exceptio ..... 
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Houston School Board debates levy scenarios

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on December 17. At the meeting Houston High School Principal Todd Lundberg presented information on the school’s new Robotics program that is set to launch in January of 2014. Principal Lundberg told the boa ..... 
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