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Full agenda for Kingsland School Board


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

Alan Williams receive an award for his 12 years of service on the Kingsland school board at the December 17 school board meeting. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Kingsland School Board met on December 17, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. with a full agenda of items.

All School Board members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Also present was Superintendent McDonald.

All consent agenda items were approved. There were several public thank you and recognition items including a Thank you to April Horne for giving a $250.00 scholarship for a female pursuing Engineering. The scholarship will be awarded in the Spring of 2013. Another Thank you was to State Farm for donating $500.00 to the sign donation fund, also to IBM for a $3,000.00 donation to the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics program, and to Red Essig for wall calendars donated.

Doug Plaehn will be honored for his recognition by the Minnesota School Board Association for his numerous hours spent attending meetings and events. Two school board members whose terms are expiring were recognized and thanked for their service. Peggy Merkel for four years of service, and Alan Williams for 12 years of service.

School board committees reported on their recent meetings. Kathy Beevers reported on audits and levy certification, and added a “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,” to everyone she has worked with at Kingsland. Kathy said she has “enjoyed literally every single day I have worked here.”

Principal Hecimovich reported that Kingsland will be featured in a program on the KSMQ Public Television Channel on January 4, 2013 which will feature the STEM initiative in Kingsland School. Mr. Priebe reported on TIES Training, Donuts with Dad, and iPads, and communication.

Superintendent McDonald reported on the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics team competition which kicks off January 5, 2013, in Rochester, Minn. Mr. McDonald also reported on school psychological services. New school board members will be Gwen Howard and Troy Asher.

Superintendent McDonald spoke about the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. and sent his sympathies to everyone involved. Kingsland sent out information to parents on how to talk to their children about the situation. Superintendent McDonald stated that Kingsland will look at its procedures to make Kingsland “as safe as it possibly can be.”

Resignations were approved. Spring coaching staff was approved. Teacher seniority list was approved. Approved Osterud Winter committee.

The School Board typically meets at 6:30 p.m., the third Monday of each month.

Meetings are held in the District Conference Room. Interested public are invited to attend.

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