• School Board Report
    May 16, 2017 Work Session

    Community Survey Results

    Director of Finance and Operations Bill Holmgren and Director of Technology and Security Services Bryan Hennekens introduced Don Lifto and Kelly Smith of Springsted, Inc., who provided the findings of a recent community survey. A full presentation will be included for the May 23 Business Meeting.

    Musical Curriculum and Course Updates

    Director of Teaching and Learning Zena Stenvik and Curriculum Coordinator Tara Thukral provided an update on the musical theater course (established in 2016) and the Medal of Honor curriculum, also established in 2016. This was an informational presentation; there will be a request at the May 23, 2017 Business Meeting to approve the expansion of the Theatre course sequence beginning Fall 2017 at Columbia Heights High School. View the PowerPoint presentation.

    Transportation Meeting

    Directors Holmgren and Hennekens, Director of Community Education Kristen Stuenkel and Manager of Buildings and Grounds Tom Foley briefed the School Board on a recent community meeting they attended that addressed transportation issues and safety steps the District has taken or is addressing.


    Upcoming Key Dates

    5 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, School Board Listening Session, Family Center
    5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, School Board Work Session, Community Room
    7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    May 29, Monday, No School, Memorial Day


    School Board Committee Assignments

    Chair John Larkin: Columbia Heights Business Council, School Board Policy Sub-Committee and Liaison to North Park Elementary School.

    Vice Chair Laura Palmer: Association of Metropolitan School Districts, Minnesota School Board Association Legislative Liaison, NE Metro Intermediate District 916 Board and Liaison to the Family Center.

    Clerk Naty Severson: Minnesota State High School League, Liaison to City of Columbia Heights, School Board Policy Sub-Committee and Liaison to Columbia Heights High School.

    Treasurer Hala Asamarai: TIES, School Board Policy Sub-Committee and Liaison to Highland Elementary School.

    Director Molly Lewis: Liaison to the City of Fridley and Liaison to Columbia Academy.

    Director Lorien Mueller: Educational Cooperative Service Unit, Liaison to the City of Hilltop and Liaison to Valley View Elementary School.


    For more information on the School Board Report, call or email Communications Director Casey Mahon at 763-528-4503 or mahonc@colheights.k12.mn.us