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October 14, 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:  Oct. 20, Mon. 6:00 p.m. Levy Community Forum, District Center
Oct. 21, Tue. 5:00 p.m. School Board Listening Session, Family Center Foyer
Oct. 21, Tue. 6:00 p.m. School Board Work Session, Community Room
Oct. 27, Mon. 7:30 p.m. Levy Community Forum, Heights Church
Oct. 28, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
Nov. 4, Tue. General Election
Nov. 18, Tue. 5:00 p.m. School Board Listening Session, Family Center
Nov. 18, Tue. 6:00 p.m. School Board Work Session, Community Room
Nov. 18, 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 September 9 and 23 School Board Meetings
VI.B. Personnel Report
VI.C. Lane Changes
VI.D. Treasurer's Report for August 2014
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. Personalized Learning Initiative – Columbia Academy
Presenter:  Bryan Hennekens, Dir. of Technology and Security Services; Amy Oelschlager, Personalized Learning Initiative Facilitator
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Columbia Academy Personalized Learning Initiative.
VII.D. Employee Handbook
Presenter:  Lindsey Bennett, Dir. of Human Resources
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Employee Handbook.
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 the vision card for Valley View Elementary.
VIII. ACTION ITEMS
VIII.A. Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning; Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services; Lindsey Bennett, Dir. of Human Resources
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination.
VIII.B. Annual Report on Staff Development
Presenter:  Duane Berkas, Dir. of Teaching and Learning
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the Annual Report on Staff Development.
VIII.C. MSHSL Resolution
Presenter:  Matt Miller, K-12 Activities Dir.
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve a resolution for a grant from the MSHSL.
VIII.D. Repeal of Policy 426 - Identification Badges
Presenter:  Policy Sub-Committee Chair Bardell
Description:  The Board will be asked to repeal policy 426 - Identification Badges.
VIII.E. Board Policies - Second Reading
Presenter:  Sub-Committee on Policy Chair
Description:  416 - Drug and Alcohol Testing; 504.1 - The Pledge of Allegiance; 618 - Assessment of Student Achievement; 720 - Vending Machines; 807 - Health and Safety.  These policies appeared on the September 23 meeting for first reading. Approval will be sought at tonight's meeting.
IX. BOARD TOPICS
X. ADJOURN
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