School Board meeting summary

    School Board meeting summary, February 13, 2018


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    Calendar approved

    The Board approved the 2019-2020 school-year calendar as presented by John Ward, assistant superintendent. The calendar was developed with input from teachers, parents and District administrators and was presented to the Mounds View Education Association (MVEA) leadership team for discussion through Joint Policy. The calendar contains no significant changes to traditional breaks including MEA break, Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break. Please visit www.moundsviewschools.org/calendars to see the current school year calendar along with 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school-year calendars.

    Facilities update

    A facilities update detailed the planning that has begun at four sites, including meetings about design team make-up and construction. Like most construction projects of this size, the District is taking a multi-year, phased approach to improvements. For timelines and details, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/facilities

    Award sale of bonds

    The Board approved a resolution to accept the lowest bid for the issuance and sale of general obligation school building bonds as presented by Carole Nielsen, executive director of administrative services, and Stacy Childers, vice president, Springsted Incorporated. The funds will be used to finance the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities within the District, pursuant to a referendum held on November 7, 2017.

    STEAM update

    A team provided an update on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs District-wide. The report included a status update for each level as it relates to curriculum and programming, facilities and technology. Presenters included Karl Brown, director of technology and community ed, Susan Herder, instructional technology coordinator, and teachers Mike Lundberg and Maddie Zukowski. See the full report here.


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

    Thank you

    The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Frank and Jane LaPorte, Alpha Delta Kappa Pi Chapter, Orbital AtK, Inc., Exxon of Shoreview, Skybridge Americas, Inc., Larson Dental LLC, Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program, John Thomas, Valentine Hills PTO, Luke and Melissa Smith, Tank & Tummy, Debbie Crampton, Karin Kane, Judy Alcott, and Jason Mishak.

    A look ahead

    March 1, 6 p.m., work session
    March 6, 7 p.m., regular meeting


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