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February 12, 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:  Feb. 18, Mon. No School, President's Day
Feb. 19, Tue. 5:30 p.m. School Board Work Session, Community Room
Feb. 26, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
Mar. 12, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, 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 January 8 and 22, 2013 School Board Meetings
VI.B. Personnel Report
VI.C. Treasurer's Report for December 2012
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. Gifted and Talented Blue Ribbon Task Force 
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning; Mary Bussman, Columbia Academy Principal
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Gifted and Talented Blue Ribbon Task Force.
VII.D. Common Core Standards
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Common Core Standards.
VII.E. New Telephone System
Presenter:  Bryan Hennekens, Dir. of Technology and Security Services; Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on a new telephone system. 
VII.F. Electronic Open Meeting Laws
Presenter:  Bryan Hennekens, Dir. of Technology and Security Services
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Electronic Open Meeting Laws.
VII.G. Summer Programming
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning; Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services; Kristen Stuenkel, Dir. of Community Education
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Summer Programming.
VII.H. School Board Recognition Week
Presenter:  Supt. Kelly
Description:  The School Board will be recognized for their dedication and hard work to help build an education system that meets the needs of both today's and tomorrow's children, during this, School Board Recognition Week.
VIII. ACTION ITEMS
VIII.A. MSHSL Resolution
Presenter:  Mark Corless, K-12 Activities Dir.
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve a resolution for a grant from the MSHSL.
VIII.B. Acknowledgement of Contributions
Presenter:  Chair
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve a resolution acknowledging contributions.
VIII.C. Board Policies - Second Reading
Presenter:  Scott Bardell, Policy Sub-committee Chair
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the following policies: 604- Instructional Curriculum,  609-Religion,  611-Home Schooling, 702-Accounting, 712-Video Surveillance other than on Buses, 713-Student Activity Accounting.
VIII.D. Repeal of Policy 701.3 - Purchasing
Presenter:  Scott Bardell, Policy Sub-committee Chair
Description:  The Board will be asked to repeal policy 701.3 - Purchasing.
VIII.E. Election of Board Chair
Presenter:  Chair
Description:  The Board will elect a Board Chair.
IX. BOARD TOPICS
X. ADJOURN
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