School Board Report

Feb. 26, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting

  • Acknowledgement of Contributions



    Chair John Larkin announced a resolution to accept current contributions in the amount of $3,541.15. The School Board accepts, with appreciation, the contributions of these gifts and donations.

    Reports from Members of the Board

    Chair John Larkin attended the CHHS One Act play, the School Board Listening Session and Chair meeting.

    Vice Chair Naty Severson attended the Valley View PTO meeting and swimming & Diving sections. She also attended the School Board Chair meeting and have conversations with community members.

    Treasurer Lorien Mueller attended the CHHS One Act play and a Boys Varsity Basketball game. She also attended the School Board Listening Session, Columbia Academy PTO meeting and a City of Colmbia Heights City Council Meeting.

    Clerk Laura Palmer participated in a teleconference meeting with Northeast Metro 916.

    Director Hala Asamarai had no report.

    Director Molly Lewis attended a Boys Varsity Basketball game, met with the Superintendent, and had conversations with District administrators and community members.

    Reports and Information Items TechTeamSB

    Department Update - Technology, Security Services & Building Operations
    Director of Technology, Security Services & Building Operations Bryan Hennekens, Network Manager Cory Mettling and Personalized Learning Facilitator Leslie Maher presented an update on the Technology, Security Services & Building Operations Department. View the presentation.

    Department Update - Communications
    Director of Community Education & Communications Kristen Stuenkel and Communications Coordinator Lauryn Grimes presented an update on the Communications Department. View the presentation.

    Summer2019 programs Summer Programs 2019
    Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik and Director of Community Education & Communications Kristen Stuenkel presented information on programming for Summer 2019. View the presentation.

    The Trust Edge - Minnesota School Board Association
    School Board Member Laura Palmer presented information on The Trust Edge.

    Action Items 

    Achievement and Integration Budget FY20
    The School Board approved the Achievement and Integration Budget FY20.

    American Indian Education Parent Committee Concurrence
    The School Board approved the American Indian Education Parent Committee Concurrence.

    Teacher/ECFE Teacher Seniority Lists
    The School Board approved the the Teacher/ECFE Teacher Seniority Lists.

    Seniority Lists Approval
    The School Board approved the the seniority lists for the Custodian, Clerical, Food Service, Education Assistant and Lunch Duty Monitor employees.

    Upcoming School Board Key Dates

    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
    Friday, April 5, No School, Grading Day

  • 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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