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Facility use and budget discussed at Kingsland


Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met in regular session on May 18 at 6:30 p.m.; all board members were in attendance. Topics with the most discussion included the Facility Plan, and budgets for the current fiscal year and next year. Randy Lutz, representing Construction Consulting Partners (CCP), gave a presentation to the board for them to consider entering into a contract with CCP to conduct assessments of facilities at the Spring Valley and Wykoff campuses, to “create a baseline”. Then from that starting point, CCP and the board could decide what to do, and how to do it, to get the maximum usage and efficiency from the facilities. He summarized that while CCP would give suggestions, “You need to drive the bus” (meaning that the board’s vision would be the blueprint). The board voted to enter into a contract with CCP.

Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg updated the board on the current school year budget, which is expected to result in approximately $175,000 in deficit spending, according to current projections. He said the main reason for lower revenues is enrollment being down 13 students as compared to the previous year.

Lechtenberg also discussed the budget for the next school year (2015-2016) and discussed the highlights of the expected revenues, expenditures, and changes from previous years. The budget shows an expected surplus of about $80,000. Board member Gwen Howard asked for more time and information to consider the proposed budget, but board chair Doug Plaehn said the budget had been worked on and recommended by the board’s Finance Committee, and that the board needed to approve a budget no later than June. The board voted to approve the recommended budget; Howard dissented. Howard also asked about Kingsland’s school bus fleet (currently there are ten buses), and asked whether having some smaller buses would save money. Superintendent McDonald said unfortunately, the smaller buses cost essentially the same as full size buses.

Principal Priebe spoke to the board about the Student Response Team (SRT) and use of a three-tiered system of response to intervention regarding student behavior. He said Tier One is roughly 75 of the students, who are generally doing well and displaying no behavioral problems. Tier Two is about 15% of students, who are involved in small group interventions to work on decreasing behavioral issues. Tier Three is 5-10% of students, who receive one-to-one interventions to he .....
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Kingsland Key Clubber elected Lieutenant Governor of Region 7C

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

Jacelyn Horsman, a sophmore at Kingsland Public Schools, was elected Lieutenant Governor of Region 7C over the weekend when she attended the Minnesota Dakotas Key Club district conference for Key Club International in St. Cloud, Minn. Jacelyn will ..... 
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Kingsland K-6 school year starts with two Pre-Assessment Days

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

March 16, the Kingsland School Board met in regular session. In attendance were Doug Plaehn, Ann Oeltjen, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Deb Larson, and Superintendent John McDonald. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of the ..... 
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Kingsland to join GMLOS Track Cooperative

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

On January 21, a regular meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held; all members were present, including new member Ann Oeltjen, who replaced outgoing member Steve Tart. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by unanimous ap ..... 
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Kingsland School to use Teachers On Call service

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland (Spring Valley) school board met on December 15. Members Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Steve Tart, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and Superintendent John McDonald were present. The meeting started with a Truth in Taxation hearing at 6:15 p.m. ..... 
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Three Rivers Conference Honor Band

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Congratulations to Kingsland students selected as 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band participants. Front row: Amy Welch, Kori Kruegel. Back row: Allen Junge, Adam Buchholtz, Logan O’Connell.

Three Rivers Conference Honor Choir

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Congratulations to Kingsland 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Choir participants. Front row: Josie Bellrichard, Kayla Mulhern, Hannah Frank, Courtney Erding. Back row: Julius Wolf, James Hayes-Hall, Quinn Larson, Dane Gillespie.

Three Rivers Conference Honor Band

Fri, Nov 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Congratulations to Kingsland students selected as 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band participants. Front row: Amy Welch, Kori Kruegel. Back row: Allen Junge, Adam Buchholtz, Logan O’Connell.

Kingsland Facilities Task Force

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Kingsland Facilities Task Force LOOKING OVER THE HORIZON: an update on the efforts of the Kingsland Facilities Task Force to reach consensus on the present needs and future configuration of the Kingsland District. Please note this is not to be co ..... 
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