School Board Report

Aug. 28, 2018 Special Called Meeting

  • Discussions, Reports and Information Items

    Metro ECSU Information 
    Superintendent Kathy Kelly, Board Member Lorien Mueller, and Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik briefed the Board on information on Metro ECSU proposed collaboration with Sourcewell. The governance question before the board: Approval or Disapproval by August 30, 2018; an agreement among TIES, Sourcewell, and Metro ECSU; Authorization of the Participation Contribution Agreement.

    Action Items 

    Joint Powers Agreement Participation Contribution Agreement with Sourcewell
    Superintendent Kathy Kelly, Board Member Lorien Mueller, and Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik brought to the Board the ECSU Joint Powers Agreement. The Board will be asked to Disapprove an ECSU Joint Powers Agreement and Participation Contribution Agreement with Sourcewell. The Board voted unanimously to disapprove the ECSU Joint Powers Agreement and Participation Contribution Agreement with Sourcewell.

Aug. 28, 2018 School Board Work Session

  • Aug. 28, 2018 School Board Work Session

    Academic Update 
    Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik, Director of Special Education John Fry, CHHS Principal Dan Wrobleski, Columbia Academy Principal Duane Berkas, Highland Principal Michele DeWitt, North Park Principal Jeff Cacek, Valley View Principal Ed Fellows. Presented an academic update to the board.

    Listening Session Rotation for 2018
    The board signed up on the rotation for the School Board Listening Session.

2018 School Board Committee Assignments

  • Chair John Larkin: Columbia Heights Business Council, School Board Policy Sub- Committee, Liaison to the City of Hilltop and Columbia Academy.

    Vice Chair Naty Severson: Association of Metropolitan School Districts, School Board Policy Sub-Committee and Liaison to the City of Fridley and Valley View Elementary School.

    Treasurer Lorien Mueller: Educational Cooperative Service Unit and Liaison to North Park Elementary School.

    Clerk Hala Asamarai: TIES, School Board Policy Sub-Committee, Liaison to City of Columbia Heights and the Family Center.

    Director Laura Palmer: NE Metro Intermediate District 916 Board, School Board Policy Sub-Committee and Liaison to Columbia Heights High School.

    Director Molly Lewis: Minnesota School Board Association Legislative Liaison, Minnesota State High School League and Liaison to Highland Elementary School.


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