School Board meeting summary, May 19, 2015
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Final Placement of Certified Staff on Unrequested Leave
At the April 14 meeting, the Board approved a proposal to place a number of certified staff on unrequested leave of absence for the 2015-2016 school year. Since that meeting, none of the teachers or learning resource teachers who were included in the proposal requested a hearing. Failure to request a hearing is deemed acquiescence to the proposed action; therefore two teaching positions and eight learning resource teachers were placed on unrequested leave of absence.
All-day kindergarten report
Kindergarten center program administrators Jill Arendt and Lindsey Boumgarden provided a report on the key accomplishments and challenges during the first year of the Pike Lake Education Center and Snail Lake Education Center all-day kindergarten programs. For the full report, including updates on programming, curriculum, staffing, facilities, transportation, communication, transitions and technology, click on agenda item 5.1 in the bookmarks section here. More information is also available here
The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Box Tops for Education, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Peace Maker Minnesota, Medtronic, The Benevity Community Impact Fund, The Minneapolis Foundation, Brightondale Assisted Living, Joanne Davis, Cub Foods Arden Hills, Cub Foods New Brighton, Mounds View High School Art Mosaic Foodshelf Fundraiser, and Sunrise United Methodist Church.