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Kingsland personnel and calendar changes ok’d


Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Principals Priebe and Hecimovich shared progress on World’s Best Workforce Photo by Rich Wicks

Kingsland School Board met on June 15 in regular session. Members present included Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Ann Oeltjen, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and Superintendent John McDonald. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of the consent agenda items, Superintendent McDonald gave public thanks to William and Elaine Pedrow, for their $500 donation to the weight room. Doug Plaehn then showed a picture of the Kingsland Trap Shooting team, whose seven members had recently been to Alexandria to compete in the state meet. He also mentioned that Cheyenne Hamilton was honored for placing third in the conference. Plaehn pointed out that trap shooting has already become the second largest high school sport in Minn (by number of participants), and he predicted that it will overtake football very soon.

Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg updated the board on budgetary status. He highlighted that salaries are up (compared to last year), and utilities costs are about $30,000 below last year. He summarized that, “Overall, we’re in good shape.”

Superintendent McDonald discussed the possible refunding of 2006A bonds, and showed the market fluctuations that have occurred in the past six months, which greatly impact the timing of refunding decisions. He said they’ll watch to see when refunding is appropriate. McDonald reminded the board that Randy Lutz (Consulting & Construction) will bring recommendations to the board’s July meeting, regarding the longterm facility plans. McDonald also gave a brief legislative wrap-up, including that Minn voted to give an increase of $525 million to education over the next two years, but he said state lawmakers left $800 million (of the $1.9 billion surplus) unspent, and this may later be used for tax relief or other uses.

Next, there was an update on World’s Best Workforce and Strategic Plan. Principals James Hecimovich and Chris Priebe highlighted WBW happenings at their schools, including progress on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Strategies (PBIS). McDonald mentioned the mentoring system for teachers, and highlighted the various means of communication that Kingsland uses to keep everyone informed, including the new electronic sign, Facebook and Twitter, newsletters, the district website, and newspapers.

Superintendent McDonald refreshed the board on the five goals required by the state as part of the World’s Best Workforce program, which are: all student .....
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Kingsland SAC participating in Summer Food Service Program

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland Summer School Age Child Care is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all children, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, at no charge and meet n ..... 
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Facility use and budget discussed at Kingsland

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met in regular session on May 18 at 6:30 p.m.; all board members were in attendance. Topics with the most discussion included the Facility Plan, and budgets for the current fiscal year and next year. Randy Lutz, represen ..... 
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Kingsland Key Clubber elected Lieutenant Governor of Region 7C

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Jacelyn Horsman, a sophmore at Kingsland Public Schools, was elected Lieutenant Governor of Region 7C over the weekend when she attended the Minnesota Dakotas Key Club district conference for Key Club International in St. Cloud, Minn. Jacelyn will ..... 
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Kingsland K-6 school year starts with two Pre-Assessment Days

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

March 16, the Kingsland School Board met in regular session. In attendance were Doug Plaehn, Ann Oeltjen, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Deb Larson, and Superintendent John McDonald. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of th ..... 
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Give To The Max Day results

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The final chapter of the friendly competition between the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation for Give to the Max a Day was accomplished on Monday evening during the Fillmore Central/Kingsland boys baske ..... 
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Kingsland to join GMLOS Track Cooperative

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

On January 21, a regular meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held; all members were present, including new member Ann Oeltjen, who replaced outgoing member Steve Tart. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by unanimous ap ..... 
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Kingsland School to use Teachers On Call service

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland (Spring Valley) school board met on December 15. Members Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Steve Tart, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and Superintendent John McDonald were present. The meeting started with a Truth in Taxation hearing at 6:15 p.m. ..... 
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Three Rivers Conference Honor Band

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Congratulations to Kingsland students selected as 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band participants. Front row: Amy Welch, Kori Kruegel. Back row: Allen Junge, Adam Buchholtz, Logan O’Connell.
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