• Dec. 15, 2015 Special Called Meeting

      Strategic Directions A & B


    Director of Technology and Security Services Bryan Hennekens and Interim Director of Teaching and Learning Zena Stenvik updated the School Board on Vision Cards A (Expand Access and Opportunities by Turbo Charging What Works and Redesigning What Needs to be Better) and B (Innovate to Close the Achievement Gap with Accountability and Efficiency). Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

      School Board Meeting Date Changes


    Superintendent Kathy Kelly provided information on proposed School Board meeting date changes due to Special School Board Election A (Jan. 26) and Special School Board Election B (Feb. 9).  The reason for the following recommended changes are School Board meetings cannot be held on election dates. 
    • Jan. 19: Changing Work Session to Regular School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.
    • Jan. 28: Adding Canvassing Meeting for Special School Board Election A, 6 p.m.
    • Feb. 16: Adding Canvassing Meeting for Special School Board Election B, 5:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 16: Adding Sub-Committee on Policy Meeting, 6 p.m.
    • Feb. 16: Changing Work Session to a Regular School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.

    These recommendations will be added as action items on the Jan. 5, 2016 Organizational Meeting agenda.

      Action Items


    West Metro Education Program:
    The School Board approved
    a resolution for Columbia Heights Public Schools to withdraw from the West Metro Education Program (for more specifics, please refer to the Dec. 8, 2015 School Board Report (click here) or the video of the meeting (click here, forward to 50:20).

    Community Education Compensation Schedule:
    The School Board approved contracts for Community Education staff.


    Principal's Contract
    :
    The School Board approved an agreement between Columbia Heights Public Schools and its principals for the 2015-2018 school years.

     
      Key Dates
     


    • Dec. 24 to Jan. 4., No school (Winter Break)
    • Jan. 5, 8 p.m., School Board Organizational Meeting, Community Room
    • Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    • Jan. 19, 5 p.m., School Board Listening Session
    • Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m., Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    • Jan. 28, 6 p.m., Canvassing Meeting for Special Election A, Community Room
    • Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m., Canvassing Meeting for Special Election B, Community Room
    • Feb. 16, 6 p.m., Sub-Committee on Policy Meeting, Superintendent's Conference Room
    • Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
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      School Board standing committee assignments

    Chair John Larkin
    TIES
    Liaison to City of Fridley
    Liaison to City of Hilltop
    School Board Policy Sub-Committee
    Liaison to Highland ES

    Vice Chair Ted Landwehr
    Minnesota School Board Association
    West Metro Education Program
    Association of Metropolitan School Districts
    Liaison to Valley View ES

    Open Position

    Treasurer Molly Lewis
    Minnesota State High School League
    Liaison to City of Columbia Heights
    School Board Policy Sub-Committee
    Liaison to Columbia Heights HS

    Liaison to Family Center
    Liaison to Columbia Academy

    Clerk Laura Palmer
    NE Metro Intermediate District 916 Board

    Columbia Heights Business Council
    Liaison to North Park ES

    Open Position
    School Board Policy Sub-Committee
    Educational Services Cooperative Unit