School Board meeting summary

    School Board meeting summary, January 23, 2018


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    Ratification of contracts 

    The Board approved the proposed contracts between the District and the Paraprofessional Union and the Nutrition Services Association as presented for 2017-2019.

    Paraprofessional Union contract points include:
    • A 2 percent increase to the wage schedule in year one and a 1.5 percent increase in year two of the contract.
    • Increased District contribution family health insurance benefit from 65 percent to 70 percent of the high deductible premium starting in year two of the contract.
    • Increased VEBA contribution for individuals carrying single and family coverage on the high deductible plan.
    • Contract increase is 3.87 percent for the two-year period.

    Nutrition Services Association contract points include:
    • A 2 percent increase to the wage schedule in each year of the contract.
    • Increase certification pay from .15 to .30/hour to align with new USDA & SNA guidelines in year two of the contract.
    • Contract increase is 3.37 percent for the two-year period.

    Sale of bonds

    The Board approved a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $153,575,000 general obligation school building bonds, series 2018A. The bonds are being issued pursuant to the referendum held on November 7, 2017. Proceeds will be used to finance the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities within the District. Facilities planning included recommendations provided by a facilities task force, an administrative review and a review and comment process approved by the Commissioner of Education at the Minnesota Department of Education. For details, please visit the Budgets & Finance page at www.moundsviewschools.org/finance.

    Quarterly budget report and amendments

    Bridget Peterson, director of finance, provided revenue and expenditure reports for all funds for the second quarter ending December 31, 2017. Both revenues and expenditures are within budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 and are very comparable to this time last year. Peterson also reported on the quarterly budget amendments and investment earnings. The Board approved the budget amendments as presented at the meeting. For details, please visit the Budgets & Finance page at www.moundsviewschools.org/finance. 


    Budget assumptions

    The Board approved budget assumptions for fiscal year 2018-2019 as presented by Bridget Peterson. Budget assumptions will be used in financial projections and in determining the final budget as well as the results of this year's legislative session and state budget forecasts. The final 2018-2019 budget will be adopted in June 2018. For more details, please visit the Budgets & Finance page at www.moundsviewschools.org/finance.

    School start times

    The Board received an update on the planning and preparation currently underway for start time changes that will take place beginning in the fall of 2018. For details, click here.


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

    Thank you

    The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Medtronic YourCause,The K Foundation, Sherry Oleson, United Church of Christ, Megan Gangl, James & Maryanne Curtin Scholarship Fund, Ramon Salguero & Michelle Montes, Larson Dental LLC, Mounds View Lions, Wells Fargo Foundation, Tracy Garber, Jay & Rachel Hudson, Amy & Marcel Derosier, Sarah & Tony Warren, Jeffrey & Elizabeth Eggert, David & Vicki Johnson and Jody & Joel McGuire, Blaine Mably, Susan Relling, Debora & Charles Lance, Donna Bruno, Ronald Anderson, Jeanne & Don Szurek, Laura & Lee Strub, Lila Ryti, Bonnie & Tim Manley, Bob & Margie Henry, Nancy Haugen, April & David Haas, Jeffrey & Cheryl Magnuson, Barbara Laporte, Eugene & Kay Christenson, Eric & Nina Cook, Karen & David DeJong, James Bartsch, Simone & Dane Haugen, American Student Transportation, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Bonemeyer, LTD, CU Companies, Cub Foods Arden Hills, Cub Foods New Brighton, Elmwood Church, Faith Christian Reformed Church, Faith United Methodist Church, Incarnation Lutheran Church, Kurt Manufacturing, Lake Region Hockey, Mounds View High School & Student Council, Rebarfab, Inc., Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. Odilia Catholic Church, The Minneapolis Foundation and United Church of Christ New Brighton.

    A look ahead

    February 1, 5:30 p.m. mayors/managers meeting, followed by a Board work session at 7 p.m.
    February 13, 7 p.m., regular meeting

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