Jan. 12, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting
Discussion, Reports and Information Items
Reports from Members of the Board
Chair Naty Severson attended the 2021 Organizational meeting, a School Board Chair meeting, a subcommittee on policy meeting and an Association of Metropolitan School District (AMSD) meeting. She also had meetings with Member Granlund and former-Member John Larkin.
Vice Chair Lorien Mueller attended the 2021 Organizational meeting, a School Board Chair meeting and Columbia Heights High School (CHHS) virtual conferences, and had a conversation with Member Granlund.
Clerk Laura Palmer attended the 2021 Organizational meeting and a subcommittee on policy meeting.
Treasurer Hala Asamarai did not attend.
Director Mary Granlund attended the 2021 Organizational meeting, a subcommittee on policy meeting and met with Chair Severson and Vice Chair Mueller. She also corresponded with the City of Fridley Mayor and City Council, had correspondence with State Representatives Connie Bernardy and Sandra Feist, and State Senator Mary Kunesh. Granlund also had conversations with many caregivers in the community.
Director Molly Lewis attended the 2021 Organizational meeting and CHHS virtual conferences. She also connected with Board Members regarding the community engagement subcommittee.
Superintendent Zena Stenvik met with the Tri-Metro Governing Board about activities and attended an AMSD meeting. Stenvik continues to participate in weekly meetings with superintendent groups to collaborate on COVID-19 related topics and the weekly call with the Commissioner of Education. She also met with Local 710 Teachers Union representatives and had conversations with various Board members.
Early Childhood Family Education and Early Childhood Special Education Programs Update
Director of Community Education & Communications Kristen Stuenkel, Director of Special Education John Fry, Early Childhood Manager Tiffany Grams Farkas and Education Support Coordinator Marcia Walker presented an update on the District Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education programs. View the presentation.
Superintendent Zena Stenvik presented information on the learning model for quarter 3. View information about Quarter 3.
Discontinuance of Programs and Positions Resolution
Superintendent Zena Stenvik, Director of Human Resources Lindsey Bennett and Director of Finance & Operations Bryan Hennekens presented information on a resolution directing the Superintendent and Administration to consider the discontinuance of programs and positions to effectuate economies in the School District and reduce expenditures.
Valley View Boiler Plant Bids
Director of Finance & Operations Bryan Hennekens presented information on the Valley View Boiler Plant bids.
North Park Window Bids
Director of Finance & Operations Bryan Hennekens presented information on the North Park Window Bids.
School Board Sub-committee on Community Engagement Update
School Board Members Mueller and Lewis presented an update on the Sub-committee on Community engagement.
High School FACS Room Bids
Amended Authorization of Aid Anticipating Certificate Resolution
Upcoming School Board Key Dates
Jan. 18-19 -- No School
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 -- School Board Work Session, Community Room/Electronic Means
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 -- Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room/Electronic Means
7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 -- Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room/Electronic Means
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