School Board Report
  • Aug. 13, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting


    Discussion, Reports and Information Items

    Reports from Members of the Board
    Chair John Larkin did not have a report.

    Vice Chair Naty Severson did not have a report

    Treasurer Lorien Mueller attended a special-called meeting and a Columbia Heights city council meeting.

    Clerk Laura Palmer attended a Metro 916 board meeting.

    Director Hala Asamarai had meetings with community members and attended two special-called meetings.

    Director Molly Lewis attended the Jamboree parade and two special-called meetings.

    Superintendent's Report
    Superintendent Kathy Kelly did not have a report.

    Introduction of Valley View Principal
    Superintendent Kathy Kelly introduced new Valley View Elementary Principal Jason Kuhlman.

    Bond Referendum Update
    Director of Technology, Security & Building Operations Bryan Hennekens,Director of Finance & Operations Denise Sundstrom and representatives from Kraus-Anderson, Cunningham Group and MLA Architechts presented an update on the Bond Referendum.

    North Park Bids
    Director of Technology, Security & Building Operations Bryan Hennekens and Director of Finance & Operations Denise Sundstrom presented information on the on the North Park Bids.

    High School Stage Remodel Bids
    Director of Technology, Security & Building Operations Bryan Hennekens and Director of Finance & Operations Denise Sundstrom presented information on the on the High School Stage Remodel Bids.

    E-12 Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook
    Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik presented information on the 2019-2020 E-12 Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook. View the presentation.

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Grants
    Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik and Deputy Director of Teaching & Learning Tara Thukral presented information on the ESSA Grants for 2019-2020. View the presentation.

    LEA Authorization
    Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik presented information on the LEA Authorization.

    Employee Handbook
    Director of Human Resources Lindsey Bennett presented information on the 2019-2020 Employee Handbook.

    Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) Application
    Director of Special Education John Fry presented information on the Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) application. View the presentation.

    Metro ECSU Membership
    Executive Director of Educational Services Zena Stenvik presented information on the Metro ECSU membership for 2019-2020. View the presentation.

    Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) Membership
    School Board Vice Chair Naty Severson presented information on the MSBA membership for 2019-2020.


    Action Items 

    Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) Membership
    The School Board approved the MSBA membership for 2019-2020.


    Upcoming School Board Key Dates

    7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 -- Groundbreaking Ceremony, Columbia Heights High School
    8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 -- Special-Called School Board Meeting, Community Room
    7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 -- Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 -- Groundbreaking Ceremony, North Park Elementary
    Monday, Sept. 2 -- District Offices Closed (Holiday)
    Tuesday, Sept. 3 -- First Day of School
    7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 -- Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
    5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- School Board Work Session, 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