School Board Report

Sept. 18, 2018 Work Session

  • Special Education Funding
    Director of Special Education John Fry presented information about Special Education funding. See PowerPoint here.

    Insurance Renewal
    Director of Finance and Operations Bernice Humnick and Steve McAlpin with McAlpin Insurance presented an update on the insurance renewal.

    Pay 2019 Preliminary Levy
    Director of Finance and Operations Bernice Humnick presented information on the Pay 2019 Preliminary Levy.

    Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) Presentation
    Director of Community Education and Communications Kristen Stuenkel presented information from an AMSD presentation by Bill Morris titled “Consensus Solutions in a Polarized State.”

    Community Engagement
    School Board Member Lorien Mueller presented information on Community Engagement Planning.

    National School Boards Association Annual Conference
    School Board Vice Chair Naty Severson presented information on attendance to the National School Board Association (NSBA) Annual Conference.

    Upcoming School Board Key Dates

    7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, Sub-committee on Policy, Superintendent Conference Room
    7 p.m. Tuesday,Oct. 9, Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room


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.

  • For more information on the School Board Report, contact Kristen Stuenkelat 763-528-4515.

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