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Kingsland addition on schedule


Fri, Nov 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - Pat Simpkins of the DLR group briefed the Kingsland school board members on the progress of the new addition to Kingsland High School at the Nov. 19 meeting. He said that in the last few weeks great progress has been made and that workers are pretty close to being on schedule. Most of the work has centered on concrete construction and the roof and very shortly all work will be interior.

Lloyd Johnson and representatives of Smith Schafer accounting firm presented the results of the 2006-2007 Audit. They indicated that in 2002 the average daily enrollment was 942 and in 2007 the enrollment had dropped to 770 students. This, coupled with a drop in funding from the State has resulted in local school districts absorbing more of the costs. Food costs were one example where there are fewer students but costs rose significantly. There were no major deficiencies noted and the audit was accepted by the board.

In a personnel issue, the resignation of Social Worker Richard Drong was accepted. On the hiring side, Ben House was hired as 9th grade Girls Basketball Coach. Lynn Kidd and Jill Frank will coach the Middle School Girls Basketball. Jim Hubka will be coaching B Squad Boys Basketball. There still is an open position for Boys Junior High Basketball.

Student Council Representatives Jacob and Trenton Harder presented the report on behalf of the Class of 2011. They told the board that the Student Council was busy with their first fundraiser this year. They have been selling seven different flavors of lollipops for 50 cents each. "Sales have been strong" according to the report.

The class has also ordered new clothing called KNIGHTWARE. Sweatshirts, hoodies, crewnecks and other items will be available after Thanksgiving.

The 2nd Annual Sadie Hawkins Dance will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 11 p.m. The admission is $12.00 with $10.00 going to KHS Student Council events and $2.00 will go to a county program to support those less fortunate during the holiday season.

"Thank You's" were given to area people who have made contribution to specific programs. Dennis Colton and Corey Grieff were recognized for obtaining $1,000 from BP for new playground equipment. A new pottery kick wheel was donated by Tom Taatjes. Recognition was also given to IBM for donating $30,000 worth of laptops and desktop computers to the district. Kwik Trip came forward with a check for $947.60 in box tops for playground equipment. Local Deputies assisted in processing these box tops by getting help from inmates at the county jail.

John Fenske presented the Kingsland Fall Sports Report to the board. Sixty girls participated in volleyball and there were three honorable mention All Conference. They were Alyssa Frank, Shawna Berhow, and Hanna Losey.

In Kingsland Boys Football there were also 60 students participating; Aaron Thauwald was named as All Conference Player. In Kingsland Cross County there were 21 students participating; Carl Calabrese and Dallas Davidson were named as all conference.

Special recognition was given to area Veterans who took part in the Veteran's Day Program at the High School.

The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Middle School.

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