• Feb. 23, 2016 Regular Business Meeting

     Acknowledgement of Contributions

    Chair John Larkin announced, and the School Board approved, a resolution for accepting current contributions in the amount of $30,126,03.  The total fiscal year 2015-2016 monetary contributions to date are $53,622.03.

      Discussion, Reports, Information Items

    • Chair John Larkin participated in the Feb. 16, 2016 School Board Meeting, the Feb. 23 Chair Meeting and governance training for Board Director Severson.  Chair Larkin also attended a boys' varsity basketball game and a high school band concert.

    • Vice Chair Laura Palmer did not have a report.    

      Treasurer Molly Lewis participated in the Feb. 16 School Board Meeting, met with parents and community members, went to the student art show at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (click here) and attended a boys' varsity basketball game and a Unified Basketball Tournament at Columbia Academy.

    • Clerk Ted Landwehr participated in the Feb. 16 School Board Meeting, attended a West Metro Education Program (WMEP) meeting and a MetroNorth Chamber Legislative Summit.

    • Director Naty Severson participated in the Feb. 16 School Board Meeting, governance training and attended a boys' varsity basketball game, an eighth-grade boys basketball game and a Columbia Academy event.

    • Superintendent Kathy Kelly did not have a report.
    Zena Stenvik
    Nicole Halabi
    Bill Holmgren
    District Integration Report
    Interim Director of Teaching and Learning Zena Stenvik shared that the purpose of the Achievement and Integration for Minnesota program is to pursue racial and economic integration, increase student achievement, create equitable educational opportunities and reduce academic disparities based on students' diverse racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds.  Funded by a grant, the program supports key academic programs, including math and reading interventions, AVID and Early College.  This District's plan dedicates 85.75 percent of the slightly more than one million dollars in grant funding directly to student programming.  Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

    2016-2017 School Calendar

    Director of Student Services Nicole Halabi provided the School Board an overview of the next school year calendar.  This item will be brought forward as an Action Item at the next Business Meeting.  Upon School Board approval, the 2016-2017 School Calendar will be posted on the District Website with printed copies mailed to all residents in the District normally by the first of July each year.

      Action Items

    Revised 2015-2016 Budget 
    The School Board approved the revised budget as presented by Director of Finance and Operations Bill Holmgren at the Feb. 16, 2016 Business Meeting. 
    Click here to view the revised budget (also posted on the District Budget Reports webpage).
      Key Dates

    • March 8, 5 p.m., Sub-Committee on Policy, Superintendent's Conference Room
    • March 8, 7 p.m., Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    • March 15, 5 p.m., School Board Listening Session, Family Center
    • March 15, 5:30 p.m., School Board Work Session, Community Room
    • March 21-25, No school, Spring Break
    • April 1, No School, Grading Day
    • April 5, School Board Election B
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     2016-2017 School Board committee assignments

     Chair Larkin
    Vice Chair Palmer
    Treasurer Lewis Clerk Landwehr Director Severson
    Association of Metropolitan School Districts
    Liaison to City of Fridley
    Liaison to Highland Elementary School
    NE Metro Intermediate District 916 Board
    Liaison to City of Hilltop
    School Board Policy Sub-Committee
    Liaison to North Park Elementary School
    Educational Cooperative Service Unit
    Minnesota State High School League
    Liaison to City of Columbia Heights
    School Board Policy Sub-Committee

    Liaison to Columbia Heights HS
    and Family Center
    Minnesota School Board Association Legislative Liaison
    West Metro Education Program
    Columbia Heights Business Council
    Liaison to Valley View Elementary School
     School Board Policy Sub-Committee
    Liaison to Columbia Academy