School Board meeting summary, September 19, 2017
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Proposed property taxes
State Law requires school boards to certify their proposed property taxes by September 30. Carole Nielsen presented a summary of the proposed property taxes payable 2018 for all funds with comparisons to taxes payable in 2017. The proposed taxes for 2018 total $44,052,763, which is a decrease of $729,064 or 1.6 percent less than final taxes payable 2016. Ramsey County anticipates mailing truth in taxation notices mid November 2017. Mounds View Public Schools will discuss the budget and the final property tax levy for 2018 at a 6 p.m. focused forum scheduled before its regularly scheduled 7 p.m. Board meeting on December 12, 2017, at Snail Lake Education Center, when it will certify final property taxes. For more information, please visit the Budgets and Finance page.
Ratification of Teacher and Custodial Contracts
Negotiations between the School Board and the Mounds View Education Association (MVEA) reached a tentative agreement on the 2017-2019 contract on August 17, 2017. The members of the MVEA ratified the agreement on September 8, 2017. Negotiations between the School Board and the Custodial Union of School Service Employees, Local 284, reached a tentative agreement on the 2017-2019 contract on August 16, 2017. The members of the custodial unit ratified the agreement on September 14, 2017.
Teacher Contract major contract points include:
• A 2 percent increase to the salary schedule in each year of the contract.
• Increase in 403(b) by $100 for an annual match of $3,200.
• Total contract increase is 6.4 percent over the two-year period.
Custodial Union major contract points include:
• A 1.75 percent increase to the wage schedule in each year of the contract.
• Increase in boilers license pay, ranging from .35-.70/hour.
• Early retirement incentive for members working 30 years or more.
• Total contract increase is 5.4 percent over the two-year period.
Per MN Statute 1238.71, school districts must submit information to the Minnesota Department of Education (MOE) regarding the educational and economic advisability of proposed school construction projects. Mounds View Public Schools submitted information relative to its proposed construction projects to MDE. As a result of their review, the Commissioner of Education has provided the School District with a positive review and comment. Public discussion of the review and comment took place at the meeting.
Bond Referendum community presentations
This fall, schools are hosting community meetings where residents can learn more about the facilities proposal. At the meetings, School Board members, District administration and school principals are describing the details of the proposal and answering questions. The School Board presented information during the Board meeting. Watch the presentation here or visit a future meeting.
The Board provided AMSD updates.
The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Travelers Cyber Grants Inc., James Demay & Channing Riggs, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Dept., Sharon Hanzalik, Dave Beamisit, Diane Zinda, Brenda & Kevin Roloff, Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Maren & Casey Badger, Terri Bergstrom, Martha Rush, Beth & Mike Donahue, Susan Viergever, Stacey St. Marie, Aldi’s, Cub Foods Arden Hills, Cub Foods New Brighton, Kowalski’s Shoreview, Lake Region Hockey, Medtronic, New Brighton Lions Club, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Shoreview Community Center Farmer’s Market, St. Odilia Catholic Church and Trader Joe’s Shoreview.
A look ahead
October 5, 6 p.m., work session
October 10, 7 p.m., regular meeting
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