School Board meeting summary

    School Board meeting summary, January 9, 2018


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    Oath of Office

    The Board chair administered the Oath of Office to recently elected School Board members Shauna Bock, Diane Glasheen and re-elected Marre Jo Sager. Each will serve a four-year term.

    New Board Chair elected

    Every year during the annual Organization of the School Board, the Chair calls for nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Clerk and Treasurer – after which the Board votes on the nominations. This year, Jonathan Weinhagen was nominated and elected Chair, and Amy Jones was nominated and elected Vice Chair. In addition, the Board approved the election of Sandra Westerman as Clerk and Bob Helgeson as Treasurer. 

    Early College access update 

    Mounds View Public Schools continues to be innovative by providing access and opportunities to students in the area of Early College. Participation in rigorous courses has continued to rise, and this participation closely resembles the District's high school demographics. New relationships have also been cultivated, and these partnerships have enhanced an already strong and vibrant program. Assistant Superintendent Jeff Ridlehoover provided information about the Early College program and talked about a new Pathways to Possibilities program which will provide District students with the ability to explore a variety of industry pathways and occupational opportunities. For details, click here


    Disposition of custodial grievance

    A Step 3 grievance was filed by a custodial employee when the grievance was denied at Step 2. The grievance was heard by the School Board grievance committee on December 14, 2017. At the January 9 meeting, the Board voted to deny the grievance. 

    Community Education Task Force

    The Community Education Student Connectedness Task Force has been meeting since October. An update on the progress, process and timeline of the committee work to date will be presented. For details, click on the 5.2 item of the 2018-01-09 meeting here

    Policy review

    The Board waived the second and third reading and adopted revised policy BA-0300 - Performance Review of the Superintendent.
    The following policies have been reviewed by the School Board:
    BA-0001 -Association
    BA-0100 -Administrative Organization
    BA-0200 - Negotiation on Behalf of the School Board
    SL-0001 - Unacceptable Risk or Means in Achieving Ends and goals
    SL-01 01 - Unethical Behaviors
    SL-0201 - Legal or Fiduciary Risk
    SL-0301 -Refusal to Administer Policy
    SL-0401 - Exceeding of Annual Budget
    SL-0402 -Violation of Law
    SL-0701 -Conflict of Interest 


    The Board discussed issues and updates related to AMSD. 

    Thank you

    The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from James Bernard, Donate Well, The K Foundation, Land O’Lakes Foundation, Julie Wikelius, William & Dana Thompson, Lifetouch, Becky Ortell, Ray & Holly Hamdorf, Toni Rahn, Sunnyside PTA, Your Cause, Charley Lake Preserve Association, Minneapolis Foundation, Deb Styba, Valentine Hills PTO, Patrick Donahue, David Derony, Kim Tiede, Deb Oman, Juei Hua Chang, Mark Kolasa and Mark & Kathy Kelliher.

    A look ahead

    January 23, 7 p.m., regular meeting 
    February 1, 6 p.m., work session
    February 13, 7 p.m., regular meeting

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