School Board meeting summary, September 20, 2016
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Carole Nielsen, finance director, presented an enrollment update for the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment at Mounds View Public Schools is at its highest level in 15 years. As of early September, 11,048 students have enrolled in the District. That’s an increase of 168 students from last October 1 reporting. 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. Despite the increased enrollment, all core class sizes meet School Board approved ranges. Details are available here.
Proposed property taxesState Law requires school boards to certify their proposed property taxes by September 30. Carole Nielsen presented a summary of the proposed property taxes payable 2017 for all funds with comparisons to taxes payable in 2016. The proposed taxes for 2017 total $45,174,785, which is an increase of $1,049,350 or 2.4 percent more than final taxes payable 2016. Ramsey County anticipates mailing truth in taxation notices mid November 2016. Mounds View Public Schools will discuss the budget and the final property tax levy for 2017 at a 6 p.m. focused forum scheduled before its regularly scheduled 7 p.m. Board meeting on December 13, 2016, at Snail Lake Education Center, when it will certify final property taxes. For more information, please visit the Budgets and Finance page.
Start times reviewThe Board discussed a set of parameters that will guide its decision-making process as it considers how to specifically adjust start times for all schools beginning in 2017-18. It also discussed a schedule of actions and opportunities for public engagement this fall. A decision will occur before February 2017, with implementation in fall 2017. To view the set of parameters and to participate in the discussion, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes.
Intentional Social InteractionA report to the Board detailed the purpose of Intentional Social Interaction (ISI) events and highlighted the District's efforts to train staff to use ISI events for community engagement. Click on item 5.1 or scroll to 40:00 here to see the report.
The Board discussed issues and updates related to AMSD and Northeast Metro 916.
The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Bradley Boser, John Hiskey, City of Mounds View Neighborhood Night Out, Diane Zinda, Brenda & Kevin Roloff, Mary Anderson, Michelle Nagel, Karen Hawley, Mounds View Lions, Stacey St. Marie, Richard & Sylvia Rog, Bob & Margie Henry, Nancy Haugen, Aldi’s, Bonemeyer LTD, Cub Foods Arden Hills, Cub Foods New Brighto, Incarnation Lutheran Church, New Brighton Lions, Presbyterian Church of the Way, Shoreview Community Center Farmer’s Market, St. Odilia Catholic Church, The Food Group MN, and Kathy Diffley & family.
A look ahead
Oct. 11, 6 p.m., work session
Oct. 11, 7 p.m., regular meeting
Oct. 25, 6 p.m., work session
Oct. 25, 7 p.m., regular meeting
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