School Board meeting summary, October 13, 2015

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    Quarterly budget report and amendments
    Carole Nielsen provided revenue and expenditure reports for all funds for the first quarter ending September 30, 2015. Both revenues and expenditures are within budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 and are very comparable to this time last year. Nielsen also reported on the quarterly budget amendments. As additional budgetary information becomes known, it is necessary to amend the District's budgets to reflect those changes. Budget amendments include revenue and expense updates for building generated funds and increased enrollments. The Board approved the budget amendments as presented at the meeting. For details, please visit the Budgets & Finance page at

    Assessment results
    Mary Roden, assistant director of assessment, and Doug Bullinger, continuous improvement coordinator, presented a report on the 2014-2015 student achievement results including data from NWEA Measure of Academic Progress, Minnesota Assessments: MCA-II & GRAD, and ACT. For more information please click here.

    Road and bridge construction update
    John Ward, assistant superintendent of human resources and operations, presented an update regarding road construction issues related to bridge construction on Lake Valentine Road near Mounds View High School and turn lane construction by the Early Childhood Education Center. He also provided an update on traffic control issues at Island Lake Elementary School. Parents affected by traffic issues receive communication from their school’s principal as information is available.

    The Board discussed issues and updates related to AMSD, Northeast Metro 916 and the Northwest Integration District.

    The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Muriel & Rollie Seltz, John Hiskey & family, Bernard family, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, PLS, Inc., Paul & Brenda Talarico, Diane Zinda, Mounds View Police Department, The Kula Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Chippewa families, Sunnyside families, Patrick Foley, Dana Lehigh, DEALSmart, Westrock Paper, Paula & Noel Totten, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Chris Mann, Kathryn & Paul Ernst, Kathleen & Tom Diffley, Medtronic, Michelle Leigha and Grant Wood, Cub Foods Arden Hills, Cub Foods New Brighton, DJO Global, Faith Christian Reformed Church, Medtronic YourCause, LLC,  Shoreview Community Center Farmer’s Market and Wells Fargo Corporate Shoreview.

    A Look Ahead
    November 10, 5 p.m. Work Session
    November 10, 7 p.m. Regular Meeting