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January 22, 2013 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:  Jan. 25, Fri. No School, Grading/In-service Day
Feb. 8, Fri. No School, District Inservice Day
Feb. 12, Tue. 5:00 p.m. Sub Committee on Policy Meeting, Supt. Conf. Room
Feb. 12, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
Feb. 18, Mon. No School President Day
Feb. 19, Tue. 5:30 p.m. School Board Work Session, Community Room
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. Minutes of the December 11, 2012 School Board Meeting and December 18, 2012 Special Called Meeting.
VI.B. Personnel Report
VI.C. Treasurers Report for November 2012
VI.D. 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. Four Star Parent Aware Rating
Presenter:  Kristen Stuenkel, Dir. of Community Education; Karen Kremer, Early Childhood Coordinator
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Four Star Parent Aware Rating for Columbia Heights Public Schools Early Childhood Programs.
VII.D. Strategic Roadmap F - Fiscally Responsible
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Strategic Roadmap F - Fiscally Responsible.
VII.E. Building Vision Card - Valley View Elementary 
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning; Willie Fort, Valley View Elementary Principal
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Valley View Elementary Vision Card.
VII.F. Board Policies - First Reading
Presenter:  Chair Lee
Description:  604- Instructional Curriculum, 607-Organization of Grade Levels, 609-Religion, 610-Field Trips, 611-Home Schooling, 702-Accounting, 712-Video Surveillance other than on Buses, 713-Student Activity Accounting.  These polices will appear on a future agenda for approval.
VIII. ACTION ITEMS
VIII.A. Pay Equity Report
Presenter:  Lindsey Bennett, Dir. of Human Resources; Rebecca Edberg, Springsted Inc.
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the Pay Equity Report.
VIII.B. Uniforms for Valley View Elementary Resolution
Presenter:  Willie Fort, Valley View Elementary Principal; Tara Thukral, Valley View Elementary Dean
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve are resolution on uniforms for Valley View Elementary starting in the 2013-2014 School Year.
VIII.C. Discontinuance of Positions and Programs Resolution
Presenter:  Lindsey Bennett, Dir. of Human Resources; Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The School Board will be asked to approve the adoption of 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.
VIII.D. Transportation Legal Notice
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  That Board will be asked to approve the publishing of a legal notice for solicitation of transportation services.
VIII.E. West Metro Education Program recommended Changes to the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement
Presenter:  Supt. Kelly
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the recommended changes to the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement.
VIII.F. Board Chair Election
Presenter:  Chair
Description:  The Board will elect a Board Chair.
IX. BOARD TOPICS
X. ADJOURN
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