School Board Report

April 9, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting

  • Hylander Highlights

    CHHS Art Teachers Dane Hodges and Sarah Honeywell presented information on the MN Scholastic Art Awards. The School Board recognized CHPS students who participated and received awards. View the presentation. View the press release.


    Reports from Members of the Board

    Chair John Larkin attended a School Board Chair Meeting and the "ANGST" movie screening at the CHHS Performing Arts Center.

    Vice Chair Naty Severson attended a School Board Chair Meeting and an Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee on Community Engagement meeting. She also attended the first baseball game of the season.

    Treasurer Lorien Mueller attended a synchronized swimming meet, the North Park PTA meeting and an Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee on Community Engagement meeting.

    Clerk Laura Palmer attended a Northeast Metro 916 Board Meeting.

    Director Hala Asamarai attended the National School Board Association Conference and an Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee on Community Engagement meeting.

    Director Molly Lewis attended the National School Board Association Conference and the first track meet of the season. She also had conversations with parents in the community.


    Reports and Information Items

    Department Update -- Special Education
    Director of Special Education John Fry and Education Support Coordinator Marcia Walker presented an update on the Special Education Department. View the presentation.

    Blooming Heights Update
    Director of Community Ed & Communication Kristen Stuenkel and Agriculture Specialist Maya Lemon presented an update on the Blooming Heights Edible Schoolyard & Outdoor Classroom. View the presentation.

    Precast Structural and Steel Bids
    Director of Finance & Operations Denise Sundstrom and Director of Technology, Security & Building Operations Bryan Hennekens presented information on the Precase Structural and Steel Bids.


    Action Items 

    Transportation Contract Approval
    The School Board approved the transportation contract.


    Upcoming School Board Key Dates

    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
    7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 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