School Board Report

March 26, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting

  • Acknowledgement of Contributions

    Chair John Larkin announced a resolution to accept current contributions in the amount of $47,870. The School Board accepts, with appreciation, the contributions of these gifts and donations.

    Reports from Members of the Board

    Chair John Larkin did not have a report.

    Vice Chair Naty Severson had conversations with community members.

    Treasurer Lorien Mueller had conversations with community members, attended a Columbia Heights City Council meeting and saw the New York Study Seminar students off on their trip.

    Clerk Laura Palmer did not have a report.

    Director Hala Asamarai had conversations with community members and attended a community prayer event in observation of the attacks in New Zealand.

    Director Molly Lewis did not have a report.


    Action Items 

    Principal Contract
    The School Board approved an agreement between Columbia Heights Public Schools and the District's Principals for the 2018-2020 School Years.

    032619 Finance Approvals Outdoor Track Authorization
    The School Board approved the publication of the Outdoor Track Bids.

    Valley View Windows Authorization
    The School Board approved the publication of the Valley View Window Bids.

    North Park Roof Authorization
    The School Board approved the publication of the North Park Roof Bids.

    Designation of Identified Official with Authority for the MDE External User Access Recertification System
    The School Board approved the Designation of Identified Official with Authority for the MDE External User Access Recertification System.


    Upcoming School Board Key Dates

    Friday, April 5, No School, Grading Day
    5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee on Community Engagement, Training Room
    7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, School Board Listening Session, Family Center
    5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, School Board Work Session, Community Room
    Friday, April 19, No School/District Offices Closed
    7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room

  • Chair John Larkin: Columbia Heights Business Council, School Board Policy Sub-Committee 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 Sub-Committee 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 Sub-Committee, 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.


    Mission 2019