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John Ward, director of human resources and operations, presented a report of scheduled projects that are slated for District sites in summer 2012. None of these projects will affect District summer academic programmatic offerings.
Carole Nielsen, director of finance, provided an overview of the District's enrollment and presented projected fall enrollment totals. Enrollment reports show second semester 2011-2012 enrollment totals of 9,743 as compared to enrollment of 9,786 at the start of the school year. For details, and to view enrollment projections for 2012-2013, please visit www.moundsviewschools.org/Files/enrollmentreportmarch2012.pdf .
Lisa Sjobeck, Board clerk, discussed a variety of recent legislative updates and actions. Summaries and updates are available at www.amsd.org.
Communications Task Force
John Ward and Barb Kettering, Mounds View Education Association president, presented a report on the progress and future timelines for the District's Communications Task Force. The Communications Task Force was formed to evaluate and improve communication between schools and parents regarding student progress. A final report with recommendations will be presented to the Board in May.
RoAnne Elliott, director of curriculum and instruction, gave an overview of summer programs that will be available to District students in the summer of 2012. The programs offered at District sites include: Band and Orchestra, Health and Fitness for Life courses, programs designed to help students in grades K-8 maintain and strengthen skills, and credit make-up opportunities for high school students. Included in the overview was a description of the North Metro Summer Academy hosted at a school site in Columbia Heights. Information for families about each of the programs is available through the schools.
The Area Learning Center transitioned to a blended e-ALC in the fall of 2011 to offer students a blend of online learning courses and classroom-based activities. Donna Johnson provided an update on the transition and offered information about curriculum, student enrollment, staffing and transportation. Karl Brown, director of community education and technology, joined Johnson to provide an e-ALC technology report and Sally Gibson, e-ALC's instructional strategies facilitator, provided information about the blended model, standards and benchmarks and more.
The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Highview families, Kristiania Anderson-Knipler, Savvy Source for Parents, Marcia Kaasa, Jennifer bona, Muriel Weber, Tricia Otto, Mark & Katie Solfest, Mounds View Basketball Association, Mounds View Boys Swim & Dive Team, Medtronic Foundation, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Peter & Stacey Stahl, Mary Calistro, Rick & Leah Thomas, Daniel & Mary Zelazny, K.E. Blumberg, Lawrence & Jeanne Molan, Cindy Phair, Valarie Johnson, Cynthia Lammi, Cathleen & James Cavalier, Nancy Johnson, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Claire Imsland, Bradley Boser, Julie Fie, Leslie Hayashida, Aaron Bauer, Valentine Hills PTA, Online donations, Larry Pratt, Deluxe Corporation,Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church, Cub Foods Arden Hills,Cub Foods New Brighton, Bel Air Elementary, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Camille Willis.
A look ahead
April 4, 6 p.m., work session
April 10, 7 p.m., regular meeting