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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 items included the board agenda, minutes review, October 2013 bills and policy review and adoption. One additional consent agenda item was the approval of Todd Lechtenberg as an additional authorized signature.

In Public Thank You and Recognition Superintendent McDonald thanked Southeast Service Coop for a School Health Pool Incentive Grant in the amount of $3,850 which will be used for health and wellness activities, SMIF for a $6,000 check to continue the renovation of the Courtyard, the Salvation Army for a donation of $800 for the school milk program, and the VFW for a $150 donation for facility use which will go into the district funds. Superintendent McDonald also recognized and thanked the volunteers who helped with the Vision/Hearing testing.

There were no public comments. In the Spotlight on Education Report several members of the High School Professional Learning Committee and the First Grade Professional Learning Committee were on hand to explain what has been accomplished since beginning in the middle of September and also explained what they want to accomplish the rest of the school year.

In Finance/Facility the committee met on October 14, 2013 and received an update on the levy, discussed equipment that needs updating, looked over the facility use policy, received an update on a boiler leak, reviewed two estimates and discussed the need for asbestos removal, and talked about looking into a new lock and bell system.

Curriculum/Personnel committee met on October 14, 2013 and discussed applications, winter coaching positions, spoke about allotted time for substitute teachers, and approved writing a description of the Art Club.

Policy & PR met September 30, 2013. Dave Philips was present to provide additional information on advertising for Kingsland. Tom Speltz was also present to discuss the football program. Just For Kix and community education were discussed. The fee for this year will waived. The Kingsland website was reviewed.

Principal Hecimovich began his report by saying it has been an emotional time at Kingsland with two different staff members suffering the loss of a family member. Hecimovich .....
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Barb Leibfried

Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Barb Leibfried, age 76, of Racine, Minn. passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Barb was born May 31, 1937 to Byron and Edna (McClarey) Smith in Spring Valley, Minn. She graduated from Spring Valley High School ..... 
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Sewer Fund rates increasing in Spring Valley

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night October 14. A very positive step was taken to assist property owners in voting in favor of moving ahead on the EDA Revolving Loan Request. The council approved action that would move funds from the ..... 
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James Edward Costello Sr.

Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Jim Costello, age 95, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 16, 2013 spending his last few days with his family and the caring people at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. James Edward Costello Sr. was born ..... 
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LaVern A. Schmidt

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

LaVern A. Schmidt, 88, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. LaVern was born on August 19, 1925 on the family farm in Forestville Township, the daughter of Emil and Minnie (Lemke) Schulz. Sh ..... 
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Lavern A. Schmidt

Tue, Oct 8th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lavern A. Schmidt, 88, of Spring Valley, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. LaVern was born on August 19, 1925 on the family farm in Forestville Township, the daughter of Emil and Minnie (Lemke) Schulz. She was baptiz ..... 
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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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In the service - David C. Mundfrom

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Army Reserve Lt. Col. David C. Mundfrom has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. The 10-mon ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council approves tax levy

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

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and approved a resolution certifying the 2013 preliminary Property Tax Levy (Collectable in 2014). The General Operating Budget will require a Levy of $326,924. The EDA is set at $ ..... 
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