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April 24, 2012 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. ROLL CALL
III. 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.
IV. AGENDA APPROVAL/ADJUSTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE
IV.A. Approval of Agenda
IV.B. Announcements
Description:  May 8, Tue 5:00 p.m. Sub-Committee on Policy, Supt. Conf. Room 
May 8, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, District Community Room
May 15, Tue. 5:30 p.m. School Board Work Session, District Community Room
May 22, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, District Community Room
May 28, Mon. No School, Memorial Day
IV.C. Correspondence
V. COMMUNICATION TO THE BOARD
V.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.
VI. CONSENT AGENDA
VI.A. Personnel Report
VI.B. Gifts/Donations
VII. DISCUSSION, REPORTS, INFORMATION ITEMS
VII.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.
VII.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.
VII.C. National Teacher Appreciation Week
Description:  The Board will recognize National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, 2012.
VII.D. School Based Mentoring Program
Presenter:  Michele DeWitt, Highland Principal; Rick Gibson, Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on a School Based Mentor Program in collaboration with the City of Columbia Heights at Highland Elementary.
VII.E. Strategic Direction C: Know and honor who we are to build strong relationships
Presenter:  Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services; Willie Fort, Valley View Principal
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Strategic Direction Vision Cards section C.
VII.F. School Board Policies - First Reading
Presenter:  Keith Roberts, Policy Sub-committee Chair
Description:  505 - Distribution of Non-School-Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees; 509 - Enrollment of Non-Resident Students; 511 - Student Fundraising;  905 - Advertising.  These policies will appear at a future meeting for approval.
VII.G. Health and Safety Projects
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Health and Safety Projects.
VII.H. Ramsdell Park Opening Events
Presenter:  Supt. Kelly; Mark Corless, K-12 Activities Director
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the opening events for Ramsdell Park.
VII.I. Adapted Soccer
Presenter:  Mark Corless, K-12 Activities Dir.; Nicole Halabi, Dir.of Student Services
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on an Adapted Soccer Program.
VIII. ACTION ITEMS
VIII.A. Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Resolution
Presenter:  Mark Corless, K-12 Activities Dir.
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the MSHSL Resolution for participation in the 2012-2013 school year.
VIII.B. Re-opening 5th Grade Open Enrollment at Valley View
Presenter:  Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the re-opening of 5th grade open enrollment at Valley View Elementary.
VIII.C. Discontinuance or Reduction of Programs and Positions for 2012-2013
Presenter:  Lindsey Bennett, Dir. of Human Resources; Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve a resolution for the discontinuance or reduction of programs and positions for 2012-2013.
VIII.D. Repeal of Policies 806 - Energy and 531 - Early Entrance to Kindergarten
Presenter:  Keith Roberts, Sub-committee on Policy Chair
Description:  The Board will be asked to repeal policies 806 - Energy and 531 - Early Entrance to Kindergarten.
VIII.E. School Board Policies - Second Reading
Presenter:  Keith Roberts, Chair Sub-committee on Policy
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the following policies: 508 - Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individual Education Plans; 517 - Student Recruiting; 518 DNR-DNI order; 524-Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy; 606-Textbooks and Instructional Materials.
IX. BOARD TOPICS
X. ADJOURN
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