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September 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Regular

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Description:  The meeting will open with the Pledge of Allegiance.
II. MISSION STATEMENT
Description:  Columbia Heights Public Schools create worlds of opportunity for every learner in partnership with supportive small-town communities by challenging all to discover their talents, unleash their potential, and develop tools for lifelong success.
III. AGENDA APPROVAL/ADJUSTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE
III.A. Approval of Agenda
III.B. Announcements
Description:  Sept. 20, Tue, 5:30 p.m. School Board Work Session, District Community Room
Sept. 27, Tue. 6:15 p.m. Community Forum on Additional Board Member
Sept. 27, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, District Community Room
Oct. 11, Tue 5:30 p.m. Sub-Committee on Policy, Supt. Conf. Room
Oct. 11, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, District Community Room
III.C. Correspondence
IV. COMMUNICATION TO THE BOARD
IV.A. Citizens and Employee Representatives
Description:  At this time any citizen or employee may briefly address the School Board. The Board will listen to the brief remarks, ask clarifying questions and, if desired, request that the administration follow up. The Board will not take action at this meeting on requests presented at this time.
V. CONSENT AGENDA
V.A. Minute from the August 9 and August 23, 2011 Board Meetings
V.B. Treasurer Report - July 2011
V.C. Appointments and Resignations
V.D. Gifts/Donations
VI. DISCUSSION, REPORTS, INFORMATION ITEMS
VI.A. Reports from Members of the Board
Presenter:  Board Members
Description:  Board members will report on Board activities since the last regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education.
VI.B. Superintendent's Report
Presenter:  Supt. Kelly
Description:  The Superintendent will report on activities since the last regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education.
VI.C. Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA)
Presenter:  Acting Chair Bardell, Bob Meeks, Executive Director MSBA
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on membership in the Minnesota School Board Association.
VI.D. Disciplinary Incident Reporting System (DIRS) Reporting
Presenter:  Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services, K-12 Principals
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the DIRS Reporting.
VI.E. Opening of School Update
Presenter:  K-12 Principals
Description:  The Board will be presented with an update on opening of school activities.
VI.F. Fundraising Reports
Presenter:  Prin. Karetov, and Prin. Bussman
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on fundraising for the 2010-2011 school year.
VI.G. Reading Well by Third Grade
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Reading Well by third grade.
VI.H. ADSIS Grant
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning, Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations, Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services
Description:  The Broad will be presented with information on the ADSIS Grant.
VI.I. BoardBook
Presenter:  Bryan Hennekens, Dir. of Technology and Security Services, Dawn Hoium, Exec. Asst. to the Supt. and the Board of Education
Description:  The Board will presented with information on the pilot year of BoardBook.
VI.J. Transportation Update
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations, Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services, Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be presented an update on transportation issues and the transition to the new bus company.
VII. ACTION ITEMS
VII.A. Constitution Week
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be asked to adopt a resolution stating Columbia Heights ISD #13 will celebrate the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week.
VII.B. Metro 916 Health and Safety Levy
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the Metro 916 Health and Safety Levy.
VII.C. Motion to Close Open Enrollment at an Elementary School.
Presenter:  Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve a motion to close open enrollment at an elementary school due to capacity.
VII.D. Motion to Close Grade 5 at Highland Elementary to Residents
Presenter:  Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve a motion to close 5th grade at Highland Elementary to residents.
VII.E. Election of School Board Chair
Presenter:  Acting Chair, Scott Bardell
Description:  The Board will elect a chair.
VIII. BOARD TOPICS
VIII.A. Minnesota School Board Association Delegate Assembly
Presenter:  Supt. Kelly
Description:  The Board will be asked to vote for the MSBA Delegate Assembly members.
IX. ADJOURN
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