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School Board meeting summary, January 26, 2016

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    School Board meeting summary, January 26, 2016

     

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    Budget assumptions

    The Board approved staffing budget assumptions for fiscal year 2016-2017 as presented by Carole Nielsen, director of finance. 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 details, please visit the Budgets & Finance page at www.moundsviewschools.org.

    Housing & Enrollment Study

    The District has a history of updating enrollment projections every couple years and has partnered with Hazel Reinhardt, the former state demographer, to provide a complete housing and enrollment study for Mounds View Public Schools. The report was presented at the Board meeting and can also be found here
    Key findings include:
      • 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, with a large share of the projected increase occurring in the second five years.
      • Many factors support this projection.
      • Current enrollment in elementary schools provides growth momentum.
      •  Resident births in the District are higher.
      • Single-family houses are yielding more students per home when sold, than they yielded before they were sold.
      • The District has many single-family houses with at least one person 75 years of age or older which are likely to “turnover” in the next five years.
      • The District’s capture rate has increased to 84 percent of all possible students. 

    District Accountability Plan

    Mary Roden, assistant director of assessment/evaluation and Doug Bullinger, continuous improvement coordinator, described the new Accountability Plan format that Mounds View Public Schools is using to show progress in the areas of aspirations, expectations, opportunities and achievement. Click here for details or watch the Board meeting playback at www.moundsviewschools.org.

      

    Policy Governance

    The second reading of Policy EG-3105-Minnesota Safe Schools Initiative - Bullying took place during the meeting. A final reading will take place on February 9, 2016.

    Thank you

    The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Alpha Delta Kappa Pi, Frank LePorte, Wells Fargo Foundation, Mounds View families, Wells Fargo Community Support, Rachel Chung, Evan Schnell, Steffanie Guess-Murphy, Janet Langner, Caroline Beckman, Michelle Varberg, Renae Larson, Paul Parsons, Laura & Lee Strub, Nancy Haugen, Bob & Margie Henry, Debora & Charles Lance, Bonnie & Tim Manley, Keith Boulais, Rob & Nunciata Covey, Cook Family, Eugene & Kay Christenson, Simone Haugen, Donna Bruno, Brenda Drewitz, Cindy Swanson, Jennifer Moberg, Jennifer Bruess, Deb & Vince Louwagie, Jim Wandell, Robert Enright, Donald Karpinski, American Student Transportation, Amway, Bauer Welding, Christ the King Lutheran, Cub Foods Arden Hills, Cub Foods New Brighton, Faith United Methodist Church, Incarnation Lutheran Church, Kurt Manufacturing, MVEA, New Brighton/Mounds View Rotary, Peace United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church of the Way, Rebarfab Inc., Spring Lark Park Lions Club, Spring Lake Park/Blaine/Mounds View Fire Dept., St. Odilia School, St. Odilia Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Turtle Lake Elementary, Twin Cities North Chamber, Under the Radar Foundation, United Church of Christ New Brighton, Unity Hospital Auxiliary, Venture Solutions, Inc., and Wings of Nutrition.


    A look ahead

    February 4, 5:30 p.m., Mayors/Managers'
    February 4, 7 p.m., work session
    February 9, 6:15 p.m., work session
    February 9, 7 p.m., regular meeting
     
     

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