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School Board Holds 2020 Organizational Meeting

Each January by state statute, the Columbia Heights Public Schools Board of Education holds an organizational meeting to swear-in newly-elected members, elect officers and conduct other official business. Included in the list of annual requirements is electing officers for the calendar year.

The School Board elected Naty Severson as the Board Chair. Lorien Mueller was elected to take over the role as the Board’s Vice Chair. Molly Lewis was elected Clerk. Laura Palmer was elected Treasurer. Hala Asamarai and John Larkin will serve as Directors.

Regular Meetings will be held 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except for July and December in which the meeting would be on 3rd Tuesday and February in which there would be no meeting on Feb. 25 due to the Precinct Caucus. There will be the option to add a work session 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. No new business shall be taken up by the School Board after 10:45 p.m. except by unanimous consent of the Board members; Board meetings will be held in the District Center Community Room.

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