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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 exception of Gwen Howard. Superintendent McDonald was also present.

The Truth in Taxation meeting involved discussing the proposed tax levy. The school board approved the proposed tax levy in the amount of 1,912,401.87. Meeting adjourned.

The regular meeting was then called to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Consent agenda items were approved including Minute Review of the November 18, 2013 meeting, December 2013 bills, Principal/Stockdale contracts, Art Club Guidelines, Policy Review, and Policy Adoption.

In Public Thank You and Recognition school board member Deb Larson was recognized for receiving the Director’s Award from the Minnesota School Board Association for completing 100 or more hours of service. A Thank You was given to the SMF Mutual Insurance Company for Grant money donated. The Osterud Foundation was recognized for a grant in the amount of $1,500. $2,372 was received to help fund the PLTW Elementary Pilot Grant and a $10,000 installment has been received, which concludes the $65,000 PLTW Grant.

There were no public comments. In student reports, representatives from the FFA reported that there have been several events lately including participating in the U of M contest. FFA fruit sales were successful.

In Spotlight on Education, the second grade teachers explained to the school board that they have been working on common assessments. The teachers then demonstrated a program they have been using with the kids by having each school board member take a math test on iPads.

Finance/Facilities met December 12, 2013 and had a discussion with Custom Alarm, looked at facility software, discussed LeRoy declining to form a football cooperative, and received an update from the business manager.

Curriculum/Personnel met on December 12, 2013. The contract for the head custodian is almost done. Mr. Priebe gave an update on position openings. The special education director spoke about the need for a paraprofessional. A bus driver position will be posted as well as an Art Club advisor. Superintendent McDonald spoke to the committee about the My Foundations program.

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Christmas on Historic Broadway 2013

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

For the eighth consecutive year the lights on Broadway in Spring Valley, Minn. were a little brighter than usual during Christmas on Historic Broadway, which took place on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The annual event brings residents and visitors ..... 
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Brian T. Boelter

Thu, Dec 19th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Brian T. Boelter, age 45, of Spring Valley, MN passed away Monday, December 16, 2013 at his home. On June 10, 1968, Brian was born to Gary and Lois (Capelle) Boelter in Rochester, MN. In 1986, Brian graduated from Spring Valley High School. He att ..... 
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Thomas K. Minnich

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Thomas K. Minnich, age 88, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Tom was born June 26, 1925, in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the son of Guy and Edna (Ridgeway) Minnich. The family moved to Minnesota when h ..... 
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Spring Valley passes ambulance budget

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

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and acted on several important issues. The 2014 Budget was reviewed and adopted. The total for the 2014 Budget was $914,632, which is what the budget was in 2013. The tax levy for 2014 has a coup ..... 
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Give to the Max Day: Presentation of award to Fillmore Central

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

Fillmore Central will again be the recipient of the challenge award between the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Spring Valley Community Foundation. The presentation will be on Tuesday, December 3 at the boys basketball game between Fillmo ..... 
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SEMA Equipment Inc. to hold Santa Days event

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – SEMA Equipment (SEMA) will hold its annual Santa Days and Holiday Open House events during the first week of December. The main focus of the events is collecting Toys for Tots. SEMA is a major sponsor of the Marine Corps led ..... 
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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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Jeanette J. July

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

Jeanette J. July, age 89, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed away Monday, November 18, 2013, at her home. Jeanette was born November 8, 1924, in Chatfield, Minn. the daughter of Joseph and Minnie (Rutz) Fimon. She married Milford M. July November 9, ..... 
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