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School Board meeting summary, February 9, 2016

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    School Board meeting summary, February 9, 2016

     

    Turf replacement at Irondale

    John Ward, assistant superintendent, discussed the installation of replacement artificial turf at Irondale High Schoolduring the summer of 2016. He provided a timeline outlining the advertising, bidding and installation process. For more information, watch the Board meeting presentation here.  
     

    Comprehensive facilities study

    At the previous Board meeting on January 26, former state demographer Hazel Reinhardt provided a report on a comprehensive housing and enrollment study she conducted. The report indicated that after being right-sized for a decade, the District is now entering a new phase in its resident enrollment. Resident enrollment is projected to continue to increase 18 - 29 percent in the next 10 years.

    After considering the results of this enrollment study, on February 9 the School Board directed the administration to conduct a comprehensive facilities study to determine the current state of facilities and their capacity to serve future enrollment growth. The study will consider a variety of issues including the age, condition and capacities of each building. The administration will provide the first in a series of facilities reports at the March 29 Board meeting.  
     

    2017-18 calendar

    The Board approved the 2017-2018 school-year calendar as presented by John Ward, director of human resources and operations. The calendar was developed with input from teachers, parents and District administrators and was presented to the Mounds View Education Association (MVEA) leadership team for discussion through Joint Policy. The calendar contains no significant changes to traditional breaks including MEA break, Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break. Visit the Calendars page under About Us at  www.moundsviewschools.org or click here to see the approved 2017-2018 District calendar.
     

    Budget assumptions

    The Board approved the budget assumptions for fiscal year 2016-2017 as presented by Carole Nielsen. Each year at this time, school budget committees are formed to advise each school principal on the use of resources allocated to the site from the District's budget. Along with the resource allocation, committees are given a list of parameters and timelines to guide the process and ensure that budget decisions will be equitable across the District and will result in program integrity. Budget assumptions will be used in financial projections and in determining the final budget. The final 2016-2017 budget will be adopted in June 2016. For more information, please visit the budgets & finance page at www.moundsviewschools.org
     

    Policy readings

    The Board adopted revised Policy EG-3107 - Minnesota Safe Schools Initiative-Bullying. The Board also waived the second and third readings of  Policy EG-3104 - Harassment, Intimidation, Violence and Other Forms of Personal Attack, and Policy EG-0102 - Families in Transition (Homelessness) to adopt all policies as presented.  
     

    Updates

    The Board discussed issues and updates related to AMSD and Northeast Metro 916.

     

    Thank you

    The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Marguerite Strom, Mustang Club, Marilyn Cathcart, Kelly Olson, Deluxe Corporation Foundation, Luke & Melissa Smith, Juanjuan Xia, Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program, Renee Nutter, Sunnyside families, Joe’s Sporting Goods, Shoreview Table Tennis League, Sally & Daniel Larson, Cub Foods Arden Hills, and Cub Foods New Brighton.

    A look ahead

    March 3, 6 p.m. work session
    March 29, 7 p.m. regular meeting

     
     

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