• September 15, 2015 Special Called School Board Meeting
     Communications to the Board
     

    Approximately 35 individuals, including students, parents, alumni and community members, addressed the School Board on the topic of complaints against Director Grant Nichols.

     Complaints against a School Board member


    Chair John Larkin introduced School District Attorney Karen Kepple who provided details on the complaints against School Board Director Nichols in accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D.04 Sub. 2. 

     Board action as necessary and appropriate regarding complaints against a School Board  
     member




    Member Lewis motioned and Member Palmer seconded removing Director Nichols from the School Board.  By statute, to remove a Board Member four votes are needed.  After discussion, the School Board voted three to one to remove Director Nichols; the motion failed. 
    Click here for the Removal Resolution.

    Member Lewis motioned and Member Palmer seconded.  By statute, to censure a Board member a majority of votes are needed. After discussion, the School Board voted three to one to censure Director Nichols; the motion passed. 
    Click here for the Censure Resolution.

      Key Dates
     

    • Sept. 22, Tuesday, 5 p.m. School Board Special Election filing closes
    • Sept. 22, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    • Oct. 13, Tuesday, 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

    School Board Policy Sub-Committee
    Liaison to Highland ES

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


    Open Position
    Association of Metropolitan School Districts
    Liaison to City of Hilltop
    Liaison to Family Center

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

    Clerk Laura Palmer
    NE Metro Intermediate District 916 Board

    Columbia Heights Business Council
    Liaison to North Park ES

    Director Grant Nichols
    Educational Services Cooperative Unit
    Liaison to City of Columbia Heights
    School Board Policy Sub-Committee
    Liaison to Columbia Academy