Oct. 27, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting
Acknowledgement of Contributions
The School Board accepts, with appreciation, contributions in amount of $12,282.09.
Discussion, Reports and Information Items
Reports from Members of the Board
Chair Naty Severson attended the Oct. 20 Work Session and two School Board Chair Meetings. She also attended the Phase 4 Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) training and attended a MSBA new superintendent meeting with Superintendent Stenvik.
Vice Chair Lorien Mueller attended the Oct. 20 Work Session and two School Board Chair Meetings. She watched the Columbia Heights High School (CHHS) Swim Section Meet via live stream, participated in the CHHS parent meeting and had conversations with community members.
Clerk Molly Lewis attended the Oct. 20 Work Session, attended football and volleyball games, and had several conversations with parents.
Treasurer Laura Palmer attended the Oct. 20 Work Session, the Phase 4 MSBA training and a monthly Zoom meeting with the MSBA Director.
Director Hala Asamarai attended the Oct. 20 Work Session and had conversations with constituents.
Director John Larkin attended the Oct. 20 Work Session and had conversations with parents.
Superintendent Zena Stenvik attended multiple meetings with other area superintendent and health officials regarding guidelines and outlook based on increasing case rates of COVID-19. She shared that the District remains on course for the learning model. She also continues to meet with District Activities & Athletics staff regarding specifics around sports and activities for students. Superintendent Stenvik attended the MSBA new superintendent meeting, an American Indian Parent Advisory Committee meeting, a District Finance Committee meeting. She also attended the JV and Varsity volleyball games.
Superintendent Zena Stenvik and Director of Teaching & Learning Tara Thukral presented information on current local COVID case rates and recent survey data from students, families and staff regarding the Learning Model for quarter 2.
Building Vision Card | Columbia Heights High School
Director of Teaching & Learning Tara Thukral and CHHS Principal Dan Wrobleski presented information on the Columbia Heights High School Building Vision Card. View the presentation.
Authorization of Bid Publication | High School Roof Replacement
The Board approved the authorization of publication of bids for High School Roof Replacement.
Upcoming School Board Key Dates
Tuesday, Nov. 3 -- General Election
5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 -- School Board Sub-committee on Policy, Electronic Means
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 -- Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room/Electronic Means
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 -- Canvassing of Election Results, Community Room/Electronic Means
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 -- School Board Work Session, Community Room/ Electronic Means
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 -- Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room/Electronic Means
Current School Board Committee Assignments
Chair Naty Severson: Association of Metropolitan School Districts, School Board Policy Sub-Committee
Vice Chair Lorien Mueller: Educational Cooperative Service Unit, Liaison to the City of Columbia Heights
Clerk Molly Lewis: Minnesota State High School League, School Board Policy Sub-Committee
Treasurer Laura Palmer: NE Metro Intermediate District 916 Board, School Board Policy Sub-Committee, Parliamentarian
Director Hala Asamarai: Minnesota School Board Association, Liaison to the City of Hilltop
Director John Larkin: Columbia Heights Business Council, Liaison to City of Fridley
For More Information...
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