School Board Report

Feb. 12, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting

  • Reports from Members of the Board

    SB 2/12/19 Chair John Larkin deferred his report.

    Vice Chair Naty Severson attended a Sub-Committee on Community Engagement meeting, attended a School Board chair meeting and the "Citizens for Safe Streets" meeting at the public library.

    Treasurer Lorien Mueller attended a City of Columbia Heights City Council meeting and a Sub-Committee on Community Engagement meeting. She also attended a Girls JV Basketball game where she heard  the CA/CHHS pep band and 7th and 8th grade choir perform. Mueller also went to a Girls Varsity Basketball game and watched the dance team perform at half time.

    Clerk Laura Palmer was not present.

    Director Hala Asamarai attended a Sub-Committee on Community Engagement meeting and had meetings and conversations with community members.

    Director Molly Lewis attended a Boys Varsity Basketball game and had conversations with many parents and community members.

    Superintendent's Report

    Superintendent Kathy Kelly noted the construction project committee continued to meet both in small and large groups and will update the SB at an upcoming meeting in March. The Superintendent attended the AMSD Board of Directors meeting and the North Suburban Post-Secondary Success Consortium's February meeting. She also had multiple conversations with members of the School Board.

    Reports and Information Items

    Achievement of Integration Budget FY20
    Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik presented information on the Achievement and Integration Budget FY20. View the presentation.

    American Indian Education Parent Committee Concurrence
    Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik presented information on the American Indian Education Parent Committee Concurrence. View the presentation.Marcia-John

    Special Education Compliance
    Director of Special Education John Fry and Education Support Coordinator Marcia Walker presented information on Special Education Compliance both fiscal and due process. View the presentation.

    School Board Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee on Community Engagement Report
    School Board Members Naty SeversonHala Asamarai and Lorien Mueller presented a report from the School Board Sub-committee on Community Engagement.SB Recognition 2019

    School Board Recognition Week
    Superintendent Kathy Kelly recognized the School Board for their dedication and hard work to help build an education system that meets the needs of both today's and tomorrow's children, during this, School Board Recognition Week.

    Action Items 

    Discontinuance of Programs and Positions Resolution
    The School Board approved the adoption of a resolution directing the Superintendent and Administration to consider the discontinuance of programs and positions to effectuate economies and efficiencies in the School District and reduce expenditures.

    Upcoming School Board Key Dates

    Monday, Feb. 18, No School, President's Day 
    5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, School Board Listening Session, Family Center
    7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, School Board Work Session, Community Room
    7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    March 18-22, No School, Spring Break
    7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room

  • Chair John Larkin: Columbia Heights Business Council, School Board Policy SubCommittee and Liaison to Highland Elementary. 

    Vice Chair Naty Severson: Association of Metropolitan School Districts and Liaison to and North Park Elementary.

    Treasurer Lorien Mueller: Educational Cooperative Service Unit, Liaison to the City of Columbia Heights and to Columbia Academy.

    Clerk Laura Palmer: NE Metro Intermediate District 916 Board, School Board Policy SubCommittee and Liaison to Valley View Elementary.

    Director Hala Asamarai: Minnesota School Board Association Legislative Liaison, Liaison to the City of Hilltop and Columbia Heights High School.

    Director Molly Lewis: Minnesota State High School League, School Board Policy SubCommittee, Liaison to the City of Fridley and to the Family Center.

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

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