School Board meeting summary, April 10, 2018Technical difficulties prevented the April 10 meeting from streaming online. Available video and audio from the April 10 meeting will be available here before the end of the day on April 12.
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Disposition of custodian grievanceA 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 March 8, 2018, and recommended that the grievance be denied. At the April 10, Board meeting the School Board denied the grievance.
Termination of probationary staffDue to decreases/changes in enrollment, elimination of positions, uncertainty of funding, lack of funds, performance or return from leave of senior teachers, the Board voted to terminate 28 probationary teachers.
Proposed placement of unrequested leave of certified staffDue to decreases/changes in enrollment, elimination of positions, uncertainty of funding, lack of funds, requests for voluntary unrequested leave of absence, or return from leave of senior teachers, the Board voted to propose two learning resource teaching staff positions for unrequested leave of absence.
Summer projects and constructionJohn Ward, assistant superintendent of human resources and operations, discussed upcoming summer construction projects. Plans for summer include HVAC improvements at Pike Lake Education Center, Highview parking lot and partial interior work and other scheduled projects.
Equity PromiseThe District's Equity Promise serves as a guide for all that work that takes place within Mounds View Public Schools. Angie Peschel, director of curriculum, provided a report of some of the specific services and programs that are in place to ensure that race, class, gender and disability will not predict students' success in Mounds View Public Schools. Components highlighted in the report included family and student support, professional development and partnerships to diversity the teaching staff.
Policy reviewThe following revised policies were presented for first reading:EG-0100 – Mission, Vision and Planning
EG-0107 – Non-Resident Student Admission
EG-0108 – Technology Security
The following revised policies are presented for second reading:
BG-0105 – School Board Business
BG-0111 – Agenda Planning
BG-0201 – Public Participation at School Board Meeting
BG-0303 – Policy Formation and Adoption
EG-1102 – Graduation Requirements
EG-2102 – Program EquityThe following policies have been reviewed by the Board:EG-0001 – Purpose and Goal of Mounds View Public SchoolsEG-0101 – Strategic Planning and OversightEG-0102 – Families in Transition (Homelessness)EG-0103 – TransportationEG-0104 – School Attendance AreasEG-0105 – School Year Calendar
The Board approved policy EG-0106 – School Start Times to be deleted. The policy called for a determination of rotating school start times every three years. Instead, the School Board can choose to conduct an evaluation of start times at any time as determined necessary.
The Board discussed issues and updates related to Northeast Metro 916.
Thank youThe Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Kowalski’s, Robert W. Baird & Co., Valentine Hills PTO, Karin McEwan, Sandra & Benjamin Feist, Hamline University, April Delcastillo, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Wayne Ye, Becky Orttel, Travelers Employee Giving Campaign, Wei Zheng & Guizhen Zhang, Dali Feng, Cub Foods New Brighton, Carol Ducharme, Thomas & Diane Hinds, Donate Well, Puneet Khera, Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program, Judy Alcott, Rachel Chung, Angie Peschel, Susan Ellingson, Justine Morris, Sara Aplikowski, Omnitool, David & Cynthia Tidball, Nancy Breyfogle, Steve & Chany Floeder, Randall Czaia, Donna Dixon, and Patrick Foley.
A look aheadApril 24, 7 p.m., regular meetingMay 3, 6 p.m., work sessionMay 15, 7 p.m., regular meeting
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