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Kingsland School Board takes care of business


Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Though school is out of session, the Kingsland School Board completed a list of agenda items at the June 16, 2014 meeting held in the Kingsland conference room. School Board members Troy Asher and Steve Tart were absent.

Consent Agenda items approved included Board Agenda, Minute Review of the May 19, 2014 meeting, June 2014 bills along with Policy Review and Policy Adoption.

Recognition was given for the following donations: Alco - $332.60 donation toward the electronic sign, School Management Services - $200 for staff appreciation luncheon and BP Katie Isenberg donation of $300 toward the Grade 5 Whitewater trip.

Finance/Facilities committee had no report. Curriculum/Personnel committee met on June 9, 2014 where they reviewed job descriptions and gave recommendations, discussed the Audiology Service Contract, reviewed the Sharing Agreement with Fillmore-Central for Micki Breitsprecher’s contract.

Policy/PR committee met on May 28, 2014. Discussions included policies, the Branding & Marketing committee, and handbooks. Principal Priebe attended the meeting discussing the potential change in the morning and afternoon bus drop-off and pick-up for the elementary students which would be moving the location by the cafeteria doors.

Kingsland High School Principal Mr. James Hecimovich addressed the board to thank them for attending graduation saying that it was very much appreciated. Priebe showed MAP testing and RIT (norm grade level mean) scores. Kingsland scored above the norm grade level mean in every grade K-6.

Workshop Week held June 2-5, 2014 was successful. Preparation for the 2014-2105 school year is progressing. Schedules at both buildings are done. There are still a few staffing positions to fill.

Kingsland Elementary and Middle School Principal Chris Priebe is proposing to have three Kindergarten sections. The 4, 5, and 6 Grade teachers attended a four day Responsive Classroom Training. 3 and 4 year-old pre-school classes are full with a few openings in the afternoons in the four and five year old classes. PBIS teams will be meeting in August. Priebe thanked all of the PLC teams, staff members, community members, parents and board members for supporting early out Wednesdays which has been a huge asset to the district.

Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg discussed the May 2014 financial report. 87 percent of the revenue is in with 86 pe .....
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Spring Valley City Council looks into cloud data storage

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, June 9 and approved the bid of $222,233.94 from Doyle Connor Company for the North Broadway Concrete Paving. The acceptance of Doyle Connor’s bid was recommendation by Bolton &Menk, consulting Engineer ..... 
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Four Daughters breaks ground on expansion

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

When Vicky Vogt first dreamed of starting a vineyard and opening a winery, she, like all new business owners, hoped it would do well. After opening the doors of Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery on December 15, 2011 the business has so exceeded expe ..... 
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Stella Brusse

Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Stella Brusse, age 97, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, Minn. Stella was born near Cherry Grove, Minn. to Ben and Mollie (Mathison) Nagel on September 10, 1916. She married Calvin ..... 
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Cyril R. Rathbun

Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Cyril R. Rathbun, age 86, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Care Center in Grand Meadow, Minn. Cyril Roy Rathbun was born September 5, 1927 in Washington, Minn. to Perry and Minnie (Forrester) Rathbun. He att ..... 
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Spring Valley in search of new ambulance director

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

It was a very short agenda at the Spring Valley City Council meeting on Wednesday evening. As the usual approval of the minutes and May Final Accounts Payable was dealt with, the first issue of pay adjustments for salary increases arose for Chad Hin ..... 
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Engagement - Conlan ~ Merkel

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Bob and Donna Conlan of Preston, Minn. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber, to Seth Merkel son of Steve and Sandy Merkel of Spring Valley, Minn. Amber is a 2010 graduate of Fillmore Central High School and graduated fr ..... 
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Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company recognized as Grinnell Mutual top mutual company

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

Larry Webb of Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company of Spring Valley, Minn. was presented with a 2014 President’s Club plaque from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The plaque recognizes the company’s achievement, ranking among Grinnell Mutual ..... 
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Kingsland approves interim athletic director

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

An extensive agenda awaited the Kingsland School Board on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the regular school board meeting held in the Kingsland Conference Room. Consent Agenda items were approved. The following donations were recognized: American Legion ..... 
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