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Kingsland happy with the start of new school year

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Student representatives for Student Council and FFA speak at the Kingsland School Board meeting on Sept. 17, 2012. Photo by: Barb Jeffers

By Barb Jeffers

Kingsland School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Superintendent McDonald was present. All School Board members were present except Steve Tart.

Consent agenda items were reviewed and accepted. Superintendent McDonald thanked all staff for a very good start to the school year. He also thanked everyone who donated school supplies. Two representatives spoke on the work of the student council and FFA including plans for a Fall BBQ.

Superintendent McDonald reported on new programs for the new year, Homecoming activities, technology, post-secondary enrollment options, MMR, and upcoming evaluations. Principal Priebe spoke about the fantastic start to the new year, Positive Behavior and Intervention Strategies, strengthening communication, NWBA/MAP testing, and building relationships. Principal Hecimovich spoke on several subjects including an update on Project Lead The Way.

Committees reported on their recent activities. The second reading of the Emergency Management Plan was approved. Three resignations were accepted and members voted on one termination which was passed. Four new hires were approved. Winter coaching staff was approved. Extra-curricular assignments were approved. Motion passed to accept the proposed property tax levy. Seniority list was approved. A request by a staff member for reimbursement for attorney fees was denied.

Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.

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