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Kingsland board approves formation of Facilities Task Force


Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Patrick Ralston, a representative from Best Buy, presents information on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program to the Kingsland school board at the April 23, 2014 meeting. Kingsland will be piloting this program during the next school year for the junior and senior classes. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Kingsland school board met on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the district conference room. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald.

Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, April 2014 bills, policy review and policy adoption. The minute review of the March 17, 2014 meeting was not approved until further review.

In Thank You and Recognition, Joanne Williams was thanked for her many years of service as she retires as a KMS cook. The board wishes her well and plans to recognize her at a future school board meeting. The Essig Agency donated 250 dollars to the robotics team, KABC - Tootie Foster Scholarship in the amount of 550 dollars, Custom Alarm donated 150 dollars to the soccer program, Emig Family for a 50 dollar donation to the robotics team, and the VFW donated 200 dollars to the trap team. A Thank you was given for each of these donations. Superintendent McDonald recognized staff for Professional Administrative Assistant Day which was April 23, 2014. He commended them on the important work they do for Kingsland.

FFA representatives reported that the state convention is coming up and 28 students will be attending and eight teams participating. The Ag Literacy Program will be held May 7, 2014 at Sunset Terrace in Rochester, Minn. The FFA annual banquet was well attended with 137 people attending. The mock crash went well and the representatives thanked everyone for their support.

In Spotlight on Education the KHS PBIS and fourth grade teachers gave a presentation to report on their activities which included differentiated math classes.

Finance/Facilities met on April 7, 2014 and recapped the facilities meeting. Enrollment numbers were looked at. Todd shared the new budget with the committee and the committee discussed the 2015 fiscal year budget. Scott discussed items which needed to be included in the 2015 budget.

Curriculum/Personnel met on April 16, 2014. The committee had resignations that were turned in and discussed hire recommendations. Micki Breitsprecher reported on the vision/deaf/hard of hearing contracts and discussed school positions. Updates were given on office personnel. The activities director position and the recommendation at this time was discussed to open it up at a one - third at will position. Superintendent McDonald reported on the change coming with the Administrative Assistant position. School Psyc .....
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Pamela Sue Burns

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Pamela Sue Burns Miller, 65, of rural Wykoff, Minn., died April 11, 2014 at her home unexpectedly of natural causes. Pamela was born March 29, 1949 in Bloomington, Ill. Pamela worked as a home health care aid for many years. Pamela enjoyed c ..... 
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St. Johns Lutheran Preschool

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

St. Johns Lutheran Preschool is owned and operated by St. John Lutheran Church of Wykoff, Minn., under the supervision of the congregation’s Board of Education. St. Johns Lutheran Preschool was established to assist and support Christian parents in ..... 
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Information and opinions given at Kingsland community meeting

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The community meeting and facilities discussion held at the Kingsland High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 was well attended with school board members, administration, Kingsland staff and residents reviewing a large amount of information ..... 
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Kingsland School District explores idea of additional bus route

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met on March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting. All school board members were present. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, minute review of the February 19, 2014 meeting, March 2 ..... 
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Betty Timm

Tue, Mar 11th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Betty Timm, 90, of Wykoff, Minn., passed away peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Spring Valley Senior Center. She was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Forestville, Minn., to Lulu (Jeffers) and Charles Schwartz. She lived most of her life in the rural W ..... 
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Stephen Leo Glady

Tue, Mar 4th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Stephen Leo Glady, age 69, of rural Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday evening, March 2, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Stephen was born January 17, 1945, in Wykoff the son of Leo and Esther (Mensink) Glady at his great-aunt’s, Mrs. Anna Shep ..... 
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Health care and Obama care...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Karen Reisner’s February 17 editorial acknowledged Obama Care is “not yet a work of perfection”. Kind of like saying the Captain of the Titanic made a “small error of judgment” by steaming at top speed through an area kno ..... 
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

With a petition in hand, Lynn Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed the Kingsland School Board and announced, “I have 230 signatures from people who walked into my office to sign this petition to recall the motion that was made to close the middle scho ..... 
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