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Kingsland sets tax levy


Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Rich Wicks

The Kingsland School Board met September 19 in regular session. All members were present: Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Gwen Howard and Ann Oeltjen, along with Superintendent John McDonald. The board unanimously approved the consent agenda items, including resignations/hires/lane changes of several employees. The board then heard public thanks given by Superintendent McDonald. He acknowledged Nathan O’Connell, Logan O’Connell, William Dean, Wesley Dean, Charlie Emig, Katie Emig, Gladys Emig, and Chuch Emig for helping Maranda and Luke with tech setup. He also thanked Polly Lentz (library volunteer), Valley Christian Center (donuts, milk and juice during staff inservices), Spring Valley American Legion Post 68 for donating 80 Constitution books, and VFW Post 4114 ($250 donation to the Kingsland Youth Trap Team).

Troy Asher gave an update on the Finance/Facilities/Personnel committee, and Deb Larson gave a recap of the Policy/PR/Curriculum committee. Superintendent McDonald informed the board of plans regarding the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), Multiple Measurement Rating, and ALICE training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate). Regarding ALICE, he stated, “We have inserviced our staff, now we’ll be working with our students.” He also pointed out that Ed Krueger has been selected as Kingsland’s newest Wall of Honor inductee, and added that Ed was a 1916 graduate of Wykoff, and is now memorialized at Ed’s Museum.

The board shared info on the Staff Development Plan, including funds to be received through the Title II grant. The Plan also includes Kingsland’s “World’s Best Workforce” plan, Strategic Plan, and areas of focus. Deb Larson then shared info on the upcoming referendum plan. She said the PR committee had considered “twelve to fifteen strategy options” of ways to inform the public about the referendum, and will primarily use brochures, along with other means. She said the school board’s special meeting on Thursday, September 22 is to inform the public in regards to the upcoming referendum.

Superintendent McDonald shared info about the proposed property tax levy for 2017. After discussion, the board voted unanimously to certify the levy at the maximum amount. The board also set the annual Truth in Taxation meeting for 6:01 p.m. on December 19, before the regular board meeting that will be held at 6:30 on that date. The boa .....
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Spring Valley 2017 levy set

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Rich Wicks The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, September 12, 2016. Members in attendance were: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Jeff Vehrenkamp was absent. The council appro ..... 
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Spring Valley Capital Improvement plan discussed

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, August 22, 2016. All members were in attendance: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. The council approved minutes of the previous me ..... 
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Kingsland sets ballot for November 8

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Kingsland School Board met on August 15 in regular session. 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 unanimously appro ..... 
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Spring Valley hires EMTs, sets public hearing

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, August 8, 2016. Members were in attendance were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. The council approved minutes of the previous meeting, and Preliminary Acc ..... 
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Kingsland to put facility referendum on ballot

Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

August 3, a special meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held to consider the operational costs associated with the facility options being proposed. All board members were present (Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Gwen Howar ..... 
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Kingsland facility costs mulled

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Kingsland School Board met on July 18 in regular session, with all members present (Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Gwen Howard and Ann Oeltjen, along with Superintendent John McDonald). Jeff Erding addressed the board, s ..... 
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Spring Valley moving ahead with street repairs

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, May 23, 2016. All members were in attendance (Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer). The council approved minutes of the May 9 meet ..... 
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Spring Valley approves bond sale for street project

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, May 9, 2016. Members in attendance were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Bill Bires was absent. The council approved minutes of the Apri ..... 
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