By Andrew Darling
The Kingsland School Board met for a workshop meeting on the evening of March 6. The meeting was called to order. Present at the meeting were Scott Klavetter, Carmen Anderson, Gary Broadwater, Pam Freet, Kyle Rader, Cindy Seabright, and Steve Tammel. After reciting the pledge of allegiance, the night’s agenda was approved with no additions.
The board took time to thank recent donations to the district. VFW Auxiliary Post #4114 donated $165 to this year’s Washington, D.C. trip. Several generous donations have been made to the school’s robotics team. Southland Auto donated $200, Home Federal Savings Bank donated $150, BTR Construction donated $250. KABC donated $700 to Community Ed. Two donations were made to the school’s trap team; Zumbro Valley Arms Collectors gave $2,000, and Spring Valley Sportsmen’s Club gave $6,000. Mike and Cheryl Holzer donated coloring books, drawing paper, and Legos to Community Ed.
Moving on to staff updates, the board recognized the proposed hires of Peggi Berhow for a elementary special education para, and Jade Lieffort for general education para. Several resignations were also recognized by the board. Nichole Tarrence, who is a cook and van driver; Jill Mullenbach, a cook; Aaron Thauwald and Morgan Jacobson, both senior class co-advisors; and high school English teacher, Stephanie Derby. Some concern was raised about the number of cooks resigning. Superintendent Klavetter relayed that they have made job postings for the open positions.
With the success of the father-daughter dance, there’s been interest in an event for mothers and sons. A mother-son movie night has been planned for April 18.
The transportation director reported that the new Pro-Vision cameras have been installed on the school’s buses. There may be an in-person showing of the new cameras at the next board meeting.
Soccer will be starting back again April 18. The board thanked girls basketball coach Steve Hauser for a successful season.
Student Anika Reiland also received recognition for receiving the MnIAA scholarship, which only goes to one Minnesotan student per year.
According to board member Carmen Anderson, who recently attended a city council meeting in Wykoff, the city is looking to have more student involvement with the town’s elderly population. Carmen said she would work with community members to find an activity for students.
The next regular board meeting is scheduled for March 20 at 6 p.m. in the elementary conference room. The next workshop meeting will be held in the elementary conference room on April 3 at 6 p.m.
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