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Kingsland School District explores idea of additional bus route


Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Members of the high school Professional Learning Community report to the Kingsland School Board. Pictured are left to right: Steve Tart, Paul Wilson, CJ Boerger, and Jennifer Orth. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Kingsland School Board met on March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting. All school board members were present.

Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, minute review of the February 19, 2014 meeting, March 2014 bills, policy review and policy adoption. The board also approved the contract for Principal Chris Priebe.

In Public Thank You and Recognition the board recognized St. Jude’s Medical Hospital for a donation of $5,000 for the Robotics Team registration fee. A thank you was given to Pheasants Forever and representatives Neal and Cindy Hinners for a $325 donation to the Trap Team. The Tootie Foster Scholarship was recognized for a $2,500 donation which goes to deserving seniors. State Farm Foundation and Ross Heusinkveld were recognized for a donation of $500 dollars.

In Public Comments resident Lynn Kidd approached the board to ask if the school board would be discussing what the agenda or format will be at the Community Meeting Tuesday, March 25, 2014, to which Doug Plaehn replied, “It is not currently on our agenda.” The board then moved on to the next item of business. Kidd commented to the Fillmore County Journal that he would like to urge residents to attend the Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Kingsland High School Cafeteria.

The FFA representatives reported that they have four teams going to state and two individuals. FFA week which included a barnyard, Ag Olympics, pancake breakfast, coloring contest and bowling was a success. Officer interviews for the 2014-15 team were held March 18, 2014 with a vote being held on March 20. The Chapter Banquet is April 21, 2014. The State Convention is April 27-29.

In Spotlight on Education, 3rd grade teachers gave a presentation and discussed math curriculum, I Can Statements, intervention groups, and explained how they are preparing for the MCA’s. Some classes have now gone paperless by having students do work on iPads. The KHS Math PLC group discussed their S.M.A.R.T goal and how they are trying to improve their NWEA MCA math scores.

Finance/Facilities committee met and had a conference call discussing the financial planning modeler. The initial cost would be $4,950 plus a yearly fee. The committee had a presentation on the senior class trip and also discussed adding a bus route. It would cost approximately $35,000 a year to have another bus rout .....
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

With a petition in hand, Lynn Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed the Kingsland School Board and announced, “I have 230 signatures from people who walked into my office to sign this petition to recall the motion that was made to close the middle scho ..... 
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Kingsland discusses impact of snow days

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Superintendant John McDonald was also present. Following the Pledge of Allegi ..... 
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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 t ..... 
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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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Kingsland Schools hear concerns, transfers property

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All school board members were present in addition to Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, mi ..... 
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Kingsland approves high academic rigor open campus program

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on October 21, 2013 in the Kingsland Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Following the Pledge of Allegiance consent agenda items were approved. These ..... 
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Kingsland School receives gift of Stars & Stripes

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

The Kingsland School Board met Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All Sschool board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items were approved. In Public Recognition and Than ..... 
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State Commissioner of Education visits Kingsland

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers Kingsland Schools received a very special visitor on Monday, September 9 when Minnesota State Commissioner of Education, Brenda Cassellius, stopped by to tour the middle school and high school. Ms. Cassellius first toured the mid ..... 
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