School Board Report
  • June 8, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting


    Hylander Highlights

    The School Board honored the girls synchronized swimming team for winning a Silver Academic Award.


    Discussion, Reports and Information Items

    Reports from Members of the Board

    Chair Naty Severson attended softball sectional games, a School Board Chair meeting, and had conversations with community members.

    Vice Chair Lorien Mueller attended a School Board Chair meeting and the synchronized swimming state meet. She also participated in the first-round interviews for the Columbia Heights High School (CHHS) principal position, a Columbia Heights Business Council meeting, and had conversations with community members.

    Clerk Laura Palmer attended a Metro 916 Board meeting, the 916 Foundation meeting and had a conversation with Member Asamarai.

    Treasurer Hala Asamarai attended two School Board trainings and had a conversation with Member Palmer.

    Director Mary Granlund attended the Valley View Fun Run, had a conversation with U.S. Representative Omar and had conversations with families, students and staff.

    Director Molly Lewis attended middle and high school track meets and the virtual CA 8th grade graduation.

    Superintendent's Report
    Superintendent Zena Stenvik attended the Tri-Metro Governing Board meeting and shared that Fridley will be the host of the meeting and said the participant fees for next year will be reduced for all member districts and charter schools. She had a check in meeting with City of Columbia Heights Mayor and City Manager. The Superintendent gave a reminder about this week's second COVID-19 vaccine clinic which will take pace 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, June 10 at the Hylander Center. This clinic will serve eligible students and community members who would like to receive their first or second dose of the vaccine. Stenvik also shared that the CHHS class of 2021 graduation will be held Thursday evening on the football field. Supt. Stenvik had conversations with chair Severson and email exchanges with Member Granlund.

    City of Columbia Heights Update
    City of Columbia Heights Council Member Connie Buesgens presented an update from the City of Columbia Heights

    Minnesota State High School League Membership (MSHSL)
    Activities Manager Jake Henderson presented a resolution to renew the District's Minnesota State High School League membership.

    Communications Plan Update
    Director of Community Education & Communications Kristen Stuenkel and Communications Coordinator Lauryn Grimes presented an update on the District's communications plan. View the presentation.

    Transportation Agreement Amendment 
    Director of Finance & Operations Bryan Hennekens presented information on the Transportation Agreement Amendment. 

    Workers Compensation Insurance Renewal
    Director of Finance & Operations Bryan Hennekens presented information on Workers Compensation Insurance. 

    Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan - Columbia Heights
    Director of Finance & Operations Bryan Hennekens presented information on the District's Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan.

    Northeast Metro 916 Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan Resolution
    Director of Finance & Operations Bryan Hennekens presented information on Northeast Metro 916 Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan Resolution. 

    Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) Membership
    Chair Severson presented information on the MSBA Membership for 2021-2022.


    Action Items

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Grants
    Approved

    LEA Authorization
    Approved

    National School Board Association (NSBA) Membership Renewal
    Approved


    Upcoming School Board Key Dates

    Thursday, June 10 -- Last Day of School
    5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 -- School Board Work Session, Community Room/Electronic Means
    7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 -- Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room/Electronic Means
    5:30 p.m. Friday, July 16 -- School Board Training, Electronic Means
    7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 -- Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room/Electronic Means

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