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May 12, 2015 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:  May 19, Tue. 5:30 p.m. School Board Listening Session, Family Center
May 19, Tue. 6:00 p.m. School Board Work Session, Community Room
May 25, Mon. No School, Memorial Day, District Closed
May 26, Tue. 6:30 p.m. Employee of the Year Reception, Family Center Foyer
May 26, Tue. 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting, Community Room
June 4, Thur. Last Day of School for Students
June 4, Thur. 7:00 p.m. High School Graduation
June 9, 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 April 14 and 28 School Board Meetings
VI.B. Personnel Report
VI.C. Treasurer's Report for March 2015
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. Strategic Direction C
Presenter:  Nicole Halabi; Dir. of Student Services; Willie Fort, Columbia Academy/Valley View Elementary Principal
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Strategic Direction C: Know and honor who we are to build strong relationships.
VII.D. Vision Card -  ECFE/ECSE
Presenter:  Kristen Stuenkel, Dir. of Community Education; Nicole Halabi, Dir. of Student Services
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the vision card for Early Childhood Family Education and Early Childhood Special Education.
VII.E. Solar Garden Update
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with an update on the Solar Garden.
VII.F. Transportation Contract
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Transportation Contract.
VII.G. Community Education Adventure Club/Mini Adventure Club Fees
Presenter:  Kristen Stuenkel, Dir. of Community Education; Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be presented with information on the Community Education Adventure Club/Mini Adventure Club Fees.
VII.H. Board Policies - First Reading
Presenter:  Sub-committee on Policy Chair John Larkin
Description:  501 - School Weapons; 502-Search of Student Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions and Student’s Person; 503-Student Attendance; 506-Student Discipline; 506-Form; 514-Bullying Prohibition; 524-Internet Acceptable Use and Safety; 526-Hazing; 603-Curriculum Development; 604-Instructional Curriculum; 613-Granduation Requirements. These polices will appear on a future agenda for approval.
VIII. ACTION ITEMS
VIII.A. Board Policies - Second Reading
Presenter:  Sub-Committee on Policy Chair
Description:  406 - Public and Private Personnel Data, 410 - Family and Medical Leave Policy, 413 - Harassment and Violence, 419 - Tobacco-Free Environment, 421 - Gifts to Employees, 415 - Staff Development. These policies appeared on the April 28 meeting for first reading. Approval will be sought at tonight's meeting.
VIII.B. External User Access Recertification LEA Approval
Presenter:  Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the LEA for the MDE External User Access Recertification System.
VIII.C. Discontinuance or Reduction of Programs and Positions for 2015-2016
Presenter:  Lindsey Bennett, Dir. of Human Resources; Bill Holmgren, Dir. of Finance and Operations
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve a resolution for the discontinuance or reduction of programs and positions for 2015-2016.
VIII.D. Termination of Probationary Teacher Contracts
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 listing teachers whose contracts will not be renewed for the coming school year.
VIII.E. Termination of Programs and Positions
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 to terminate certain programs and positions for the coming school year.
IX. BOARD TOPICS
IX.A. Listening Session Update
X. ADJOURN
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