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Kingsland board approves formation of Facilities Task Force


Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Patrick Ralston, a representative from Best Buy, presents information on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program to the Kingsland school board at the April 23, 2014 meeting. Kingsland will be piloting this program during the next school year for the junior and senior classes. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Kingsland school board met on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the district conference room. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald.

Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, April 2014 bills, policy review and policy adoption. The minute review of the March 17, 2014 meeting was not approved until further review.

In Thank You and Recognition, Joanne Williams was thanked for her many years of service as she retires as a KMS cook. The board wishes her well and plans to recognize her at a future school board meeting. The Essig Agency donated 250 dollars to the robotics team, KABC - Tootie Foster Scholarship in the amount of 550 dollars, Custom Alarm donated 150 dollars to the soccer program, Emig Family for a 50 dollar donation to the robotics team, and the VFW donated 200 dollars to the trap team. A Thank you was given for each of these donations. Superintendent McDonald recognized staff for Professional Administrative Assistant Day which was April 23, 2014. He commended them on the important work they do for Kingsland.

FFA representatives reported that the state convention is coming up and 28 students will be attending and eight teams participating. The Ag Literacy Program will be held May 7, 2014 at Sunset Terrace in Rochester, Minn. The FFA annual banquet was well attended with 137 people attending. The mock crash went well and the representatives thanked everyone for their support.

In Spotlight on Education the KHS PBIS and fourth grade teachers gave a presentation to report on their activities which included differentiated math classes.

Finance/Facilities met on April 7, 2014 and recapped the facilities meeting. Enrollment numbers were looked at. Todd shared the new budget with the committee and the committee discussed the 2015 fiscal year budget. Scott discussed items which needed to be included in the 2015 budget.

Curriculum/Personnel met on April 16, 2014. The committee had resignations that were turned in and discussed hire recommendations. Micki Breitsprecher reported on the vision/deaf/hard of hearing contracts and discussed school positions. Updates were given on office personnel. The activities director position and the recommendation at this time was discussed to open it up at a one - third at will position. Superintendent McDonald reported on the change coming with the Administrative Assistant position. School Psyc .....
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Fillmore Central to upgrade parking lots

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

The parking lots at both the high school in Harmony and the elementary school in Preston will soon be completely renovated. During the school board meeting on April 22, board member Craig Britton showed the board a diagram of the Preston site with th ..... 
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“I Love to Read” program a Big Success for Kids in Fillmore Central and Lanesboro Schools

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Fillmore Central Community Education, Fillmore Central Schools, Lanesboro Schools, and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids in our area. The “I Love to Read” program was introduced this past February during “I L ..... 
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“I Love to Read” program a Big Success for Kids in Fillmore Central and Lanesboro Schools

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Community Education, Fillmore Central Schools, Lanesboro Schools, and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids in our area. The “I Love to Read” program was introduced this past February during “I L ..... 
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Lanesboro 6th grade class visits Minnesota State Capitol

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) are pictured with 6th grade students from Lanesboro Elementary School. The group visited with the lawmakers recently while touring the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Mabel-Canton student receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on April 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present. Student representatives Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza were also present at the meeting. The minutes from the March 18, 2014 board meeting were revi ..... 
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Mabel-Canton student receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on April 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present. Student representatives Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza were also present at the meeting. The minutes from the March 18, 2014 board meeting were revi ..... 
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Houston Public Schools will house owl statues as part of SELCO Legacy Grant

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held an unusually brief meeting on April 15. The board had a limited agenda to accommodate the superintendent interview that was scheduled after the meeting. At the meeting Interim Superintendent Rick presented information ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education Programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environmen ..... 
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