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Kingsland School Board wraps up 2012-13 and looks forward to 2013-14


Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers

The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, June 17, at 6:30pm in the Kingsland Conference Room. Members present: Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Steve Tart, and Gwen Howard. Absent: Troy Asher. Also present was Superintendent McDonald.

The first order of business was the approval of the consent agenda items including the review of the May 20, 2013 minutes, June 2013 bills, special education director contract, policy review, and policy adoption. Motion to approve consent agenda items carried.

In Public Thank You and Recognition the VFW and Steve O’Connor were recognized and thanked for a $500 Robotics donation for next year. The Millers were thanked for supporting the staff appreciation lunch with a donation of $250. The American Legion received thank you for a $500 Scholarship donation and a $500 donation towards the Robotics team for next year. Donations for the new scoreboard were received from several parties including Essig Agency - $2,000, Fowler’s - $2,000, KABC - $6,000, Security State Bank - $2,000, and Valley Home Improvement - $2,000.

The Finance/Facilities Committee met on June 3, 2013. Steve Tart reported the committee’s update on revenue and update on the 2013-14 budget. The Finance/Facilities committee also discussed the Health Care Reform Act and what it entails. A panic button will be installed in June 2013 in all three schools as a safety precaution. The committee discussed building projects, upgrade options, and fire code upgrades.

The Curriculum/Personnel Committee met on June 10, 2013. Deb Larson reported that interviews had been conducted, the tenured teachers list was discussed, and discussed the hiring of a third Kindergarten teacher. The English language curriculum is finished.

The Policy/PR Committee met on May 28, 2013. Kristin Beck reported that the committee discussed first and second readings of policy reviews, public relations, and also held a discussion on the weekly calendar and any changes that should be made.

Athletic Director Speltz reported on spring activities. There are 69 students signed up for spring sports, which is 25 percent of 7-12 grade enrollment. This number is disappointing and has been on the decline for the last two years. The goal of the athletic director is to be better than 25 percent. The fall season is not far away due to the new conference that has been formed the season wil .....
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Spring Valley receives Small Cities Grant

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, June 10 and dealt with a few items of business. Pearson Brothers of Hanover, Minn. had submitted a quote to furnish material and labor in accordance with specifications for installation ..... 
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Marlys J. Wagner

Tue, Jun 4th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

MARLYS J. WAGNER, age 84, of Mission, Texas, died Friday morning, May 17, 2013, at the Comfort House in McAllen, Texas. Marlys was born October 2, 1928, in Iowa the daughter of Soren Pater and Kari (Johnsen) Christensen. She married Lyle ..... 
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Public Transportation available for Spring Valley residents

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

The Spring Valley City Council met on Wednesday night because of the observance of Memorial Day. Starting July 1, 2013 Public Transportation will be coming to Spring Valley. SEMCAC has announced that they will be providing bus transportation to an ..... 
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Kingsland School Board recognizes retirees

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All School Board members were present in addition to Superintendent John McDonald. Consent Agenda items were approved which included the revie ..... 
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Letter about Spring Valley flooding

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley was flooded again this week. Has the City ever considered a dike? A dike does not have to be a big, ugly earthen wall. Have you seen the nice row of locally quarried retaining wall rock stacked up at O’Connell’ ..... 
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Bernadine G. Schmidt

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Bernadine G. Schmidt, age 81, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Bernadine was born February 23, 1932, in Granger, Minn., the daughter of Harry and Nellie (Turnmire) Lange. She attende ..... 
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Almanzo Road Race hits Spring Valley

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

By Gary Peterson, Mitchell Walbridge As people gathered on the weekend of May 17-19 for Spring Valley’s annual WilderFest, many also participated in the seventh annual Almanzo Road Race. This year’s Almanzo Road Race bicyclists set out from ..... 
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The Spring Valley Fire Department

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The Spring Valley Fire Department responded to a fire at 135 S. Broadway late Sunday afternoon. The apartment building had four units, two of which were occupied. The apartment where the fire is believed to have started had been unoccupied for over ..... 
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