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March 11, 2014 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.  

CORE VALUES:  Community,  Excellence,  Collaboration,  Integrity, Respect, Courage, Innovation.
IV. AGENDA APPROVAL/ADJUSTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE
IV.A. Approval of Agenda
IV.B. Announcements
Description:  March 17-21, No School, Spring Break
March 25 Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
April 8, Tue. 5:00 p.m. Sub-committee on Policy, Supt. Conference Room
April 8, 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 February 11 and 25 School Board Meetings
VI.B. Personnel Report
VI.C. Treasurer's Report for January 2014
VII. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS
VIII. DISCUSSION, REPORTS, INFORMATION ITEMS
VIII.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.
VIII.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.
VIII.C. Building Vision Card -  Highland Elementary
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning; Michele DeWitt, Highland Elementary Principal
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the vision card for Highland Elementary.
VIII.D. Schoolyard Garden Conference and Blooming Heights Update
Presenter:  Kristen Stuenkel, Dir. of Community Education; Bonnie Lohman, Garden Specialist
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Schoolyard Garden Conference and an update on Blooming Heights.
VIII.E. Gifted and Talented Taskforce Update
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning; Mary Bussman, Columbia Academy Principal
Description:  The Board will be presented with an update on the Gifted and Talented Taskforce.
VIII.F. Aligning Technology to Career and College Readiness Pathways: A Plan for Learning and Operational Excellence
Presenter:  Supt. Kelly; Bryan Hennekens, Dir. of Technology and Security Services; Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Aligning Technology to Career and College Readiness Pathways: A Plan for Learning and Operational Excellence.
VIII.G. Achievement Targets and Graduation Rates
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on Achievement Targets and Graduation Rates.
VIII.H. Special Education Update
Presenter:  Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services; Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with an update on Special Education.
VIII.I. Valley View Addition Bids
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the bids for the Valley View Addition.
IX. ACTION ITEMS
IX.A. Board Policies - Second Reading
Presenter:  Sub-committee on Policy Chair
Description:  406 - Public Private Personnel Data; 414 - Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Abuse; 503 - Student Attendance; 506 - Student Discipline; 515 - Protection and Privacy of Public Records; 516 - Student Medications; 521 - Student Disability Nondiscrimination; 604 - Instructional Curriculum; 610 - Field Trips; 618 - Assessment of Student Achievement; 619 - Staff Development for Standards.  These policies appeared on the February 25 meeting for first reading. Approval will be sought at tonight's meeting.
IX.B. Seniority Lists Approval
Presenter:  Lindsey Bennett, Dir. of Human Resources
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the seniority lists for the Custodian, Clerical, Food Service, Education Assistant and Lunch Duty Monitor employees.
IX.C. Updated 2013-2014 Budget
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the updated 2013-2014 Budget.
IX.D. Valley View Addition Financing
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the financing for the Valley View Addition.
IX.E. Achievement and Integration Plan and Budget
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the Achievement and Integration Plan and Budget.
IX.F. 2014-2015 School Calendar
Presenter:  Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the 2014-2015 School Calendar.
IX.G. Board Chair Election
Presenter:  Chair
Description:  The Board will elect a Board Chair.
X. BOARD TOPICS
XI. ADJOURN
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