School Board meeting summary

    School Board meeting summary, March 6, 2018


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    School start times

    Cabinet members presented communication plans related to school start time changes for next year. After spring break, families will receive 2018-19 daily schedules for their school showing time frames for morning bus routes, before-school activities, breakfast, lunch, after-school activities and afternoon bus routes. Elementary school schedules will include time frames for before- and after-school care. Secondary school schedules will include time frames for afternoon activity bus departures. In addition, after spring break families will receive personalized postcard showing estimated bus pick-up and drop-off times for each student. For a list of all school start and end times for 2018-19, visit here.

    Enrollment update

    Bridget Peterson, director of finance, provided an update of the District’s enrollment for first semester 2017-2018. Enrollment totals at the end of first semester were 11,237 as compared to 11,190 on October 1, 2017. For details, and to view the enrollment report, please click here.

    Summer programs

    Planning for summer 2018 is currently underway. Elementary schools will host programs that extend the learning opportunities in reading and math. High school summer programs will focus on credit recovery for students who need additional time and instruction to stay on track for graduation. Additional programming will include opportunities for students to participate in band, orchestra and community education experiences. As information becomes available, it will be posted at www.moundsviewschools.org/summer

    Literacy study

    The District Management Group (DMGroup) has been working with Mounds View Public Schools to examine how the District currently provides instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) in the middle schools. DMGroup has conducted a qualitative and quantitative data analyses to gain an understanding of current practice as it relates to middle school ELA/literacy instruction. The final report, which will be completed by April 16, 2018, compares current practices to best practices research to help create a shared understanding of what is going well and identify areas for improvement. Preliminary commendations and recommendations were shared with the Board. How the District will respond to the opportunities presented in the preliminary report was also discussed. For details, click on agenda item 5.2 on the March 6 meeting posted here

    Policy review

    The following revised policies were presented for first 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 Equity

    The Board approved policy EG-4108 – Charitable Fund Drives to be deleted. Instead, the District will align employee fundraising efforts with Minnesota's Give to the Max Day.


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

    Thank you

    The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Land O’Lakes Foundation, Donate Well, Thomson Reuters, Kowalski’s Shoreview, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Sandra Feist, Travelers Employee Giving Campaign, Colin & Shannon Mildenberger, Best Buy Matching Gifts, Michelle Haider, Mike Nead, Peter & Wendy Benson, Aldi’s, Cub Foods Arden Hills, Cub Foods New Brighton, Spring Lake Park/Blaine/Mounds View Fire Dept., St. Odilia Catholic Church, Trader Joe’s, Turtle Lake Elementary, Wendy Laine, Sally & Daniel Larson, Bell Lumber & Pole Company, and Fraternal Order of Eagles/Ladies Auxiliary.

    A look ahead

    April 5, 6 p.m., work session
    April 10, 7 p.m., regular meeting
    April 24, 7 p.m., regular meeting


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