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Kingsland Board hears from citizens


Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on May 16 in regular session, with approximately 40 people in attendance. Board members present were Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard and Ann Oeltjen, along with Superintendent John McDonald. Troy Asher was absent. The board approved the consent agenda items, including first and second readings of several policies. Next, Superintendent McDonald gave public thanks to volunteer coaches in the soccer program (Amy White, Mike Rainey, Doug Suave, Matt Jordan, Karen Stephans, Jennifer Ferguson, Cody Stewart, and Brinjil Hyde). He also thanked the Spring Valley Sportsman’s Club for a $100 donation to the trap team.

In the Public Comments section, the board heard from several people who spoke in support of John Fenske, asking the board to keep him in his current coaching positions (boys basketball and girls softball). John Fenske also spoke on his own behalf, thanking those who supported him, and telling of some of the successes his teams and student-athletes have enjoyed.

Gretchen Corson gave an update on recent and upcoming news with the FFA chapter, and the board heard updates on Technovation and high school academic programs. Principal James Hecimovich, Athletic Director Steve Hauser, and Building & Grounds Director John Dols each submitted written reports for their areas. Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg spoke to the board about current budgetary status, and also explained he is not yet ready to ask the board for approval of the next school year’s budget, but will bring that to the June meeting.

Principal James Hecimovich updated the board on Project Lead The Way (PLTW) as well as sharing information about College In Schools (CIS). He pointed out that currently, 46 of 89 juniors and seniors are in CIS at Kingsland, meaning that 52% of students are using it. Two parents and four current or former students also spoke in support of CIS, sharing details of how it benefitted them and saved their families money.

Gwen Howard reported on the recent meeting of the Finance/Facilities/Personnel Committee, stating, “On the personnel side, there was discussion on winter coaching staff. The committee would like to recommend moving forward with all the winter coaches, minus the varsity boys basketball head coach. Mr Dols and Mr Hauser will be gathering more information on that position to give to the committee at the next meeting.”

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Kingsland selects Knutson

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on April 26 for a special meeting. All members were present: Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Gwen Howard and Ann Oeltjen, along with Superintendent John McDonald. Doug Plaehn called the meeting to o ..... 
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Kingsland OKs Flexible Learning Days plan

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on April 18. Members present were Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Troy Asher, and Ann Oeltjen, along with Superintendent John McDonald. Kristin Beck and Gwen Howard were absent. No visitors had signed up to address the boar ..... 
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College news

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Fall 2015 Dean’s List Jillian Oakley of Chatfield, University of Northwestern - St. Paul. Corrin Lee of Spring Valley, University of Northwestern - St. Paul. Fall 2015 President’s List Clay Olson of Preston, Mitchell Technical Institute, M ..... 
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Kingsland referendum options mulled

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met in regular session on February 17 with all members present (Kristin Beck, Deb Larson, Gwen Howard, Ann Oeltjen, Troy Asher, Doug Plaehn, and Superintendent John McDonald). The consent agenda items were passed unanimou ..... 
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Citizens United seeks answers & communication

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met in regular session December with all board members present (Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Gwen Howard, and Ann Oeltjen) as was Superintendent John McDonald. In the Consent Agenda items, Deb La ..... 
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Kingsland eyes single site plan in Spring Valley

Mon, Sep 28th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met in regular session on September 22. Members present were Kristin Beck, Ann Oeltjen, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and Troy Asher. Superintendent McDonald gave a presentation to the board regarding information discussed ..... 
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Kingsland personnel and calendar changes ok’d

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

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 ag ..... 
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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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