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December 10, 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. Heights Lites
Description:  The Board will honor Joy Baleisis, the 2013 Minnesota Elementary Level Co-Art Educator of the Year and Superintendent Kelly, the 2013 Minnesota Supervision and Administration Division Art Educator of the Year.
V. AGENDA APPROVAL/ADJUSTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE
V.A. Approval of Agenda
V.B. Announcements
Description:  Dec. 23-Jan. 3 No School
Jan. 6, Mon. School Resumes
Jan. 7, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Organizational Meeting
Jan. 14, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
Jan. 20, Mon. No School Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Jan. 21, Tue. 5:30 p.m. School Board Work Session, Community Room
Jan. 24, Fri. No School - Grading Day
Jan. 28, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
V.C. Correspondence
VI. COMMUNICATION TO THE BOARD
VI.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.
VII. CONSENT AGENDA
VII.A. Minutes of the November 12 and 26, 2013 School Board Meetings
VII.B. Personnel Report
VII.C. Treasurers Report for October 2013
VIII. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS
IX. DISCUSSION, REPORTS, INFORMATION ITEMS
IX.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.
IX.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.
IX.C. Building Non-Affiliated Salaries Increases
Presenter:  Lindsey Bennett, Dir. of Human Resources; Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Building Non-Affiliated Salaries Increases.
IX.D. World's Best Work Force
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the World's Best Work Force.
IX.E. Valley View Facilities Update
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Valley View Facilities project.
IX.F. Valley View Construction Management Services
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Valley View Construction Management Services.
X. ACTION ITEMS
X.A. New Courses
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve a new course for the 2014-2015 school year.
X.B. Columbia Academy Spanish Class Field Trip
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the Columbia Academy Spanish Class Field Trip.
X.C. Certification of Levy
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the certification of the levy.
X.D. Police Liaison Contract
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the Police Liaison Contract.
X.E. Approval of School Board Organizational Meeting Procedures
Presenter:  Supt. Kelly
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the "process for electing a school board chairperson based upon Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised 10th Edition", as prepared by Karen Kepple, November 29, 2011 and First Monday in January as rules for the Organizational Meeting.
X.F. Board Policies - Second Reading
Presenter:  Chair Bardell
Description:  401-Equal Employment Opportunity; 403-Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of School District Employees; 405-Veterans Preference: Hiring; 406-Public and Private Personnel Data; 407-Employee Right to Know-Exposure to Hazardous Substances; 409-Employee Publications, Instruction Materials, Inventions and Creations; 414-Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect, Physical or Sexual Abuse; 417-Chemical Use/Abuse; 418-Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School; 419-Tobacco-Free Environment; 422-Policy's Incorporated by Reference; 424-License Status; 425-Staff Development.  These policies appeared on the November 26 meeting for first reading.  Approval will be sought at tonight's meeting.
XI. BOARD TOPICS
XII. ADJOURN
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