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April 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Business Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Description:  It is recommended that the School Board approve the Agenda for April 26, 2021, as presented.

MOTION_____________  SECOND ___________  VOTE ____________
3. OPEN FORUM
Description:  In the interest of open communications, the St. Louis Park School District wishes to provide an opportunity for the public to address the School Board .  If you wish to address the School Board, please complete the yellow sheet (name, address and topic) and present to the Board Chair.  Anyone indicating a desire to speak during Open Forum will be acknowledged by the Board chair and allotted three (3) minutes to present the topic.  During Open Forum, the Board and Administration will listen to comments,  Please be aware that disrespectful comments or comments of a personal nature directed at an individual either by name or inference, will not be allowed.  
4. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
5. DISCUSSION ITEMS
5.A. Seeds Feeds Community Garden at Aquila 
Presenter:  Patricia Magnuson, Director of Business Services
Description:  Patricia Magnuson, Director of Business Services will provide an update on the Seeds Feeds Community Garden at Aquila Elementary. 
5.B. Curriculum and Instruction - Math Update
Presenter:  Patrick Duffy, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Description:  Patrick Duffy, Director of Curriculum and Instruction will provide an update on Math curriculum and instruction.
5.C. Safe Learning Plan Update
Presenter:  Astein Osei, Superintendent
Description:  Astein Osei, Superintendent will provide a Safe Learning Plan update and include information connected to end of year activities. 
5.D. Self-Funded Health Insurance
Presenter:  Richard Kreyer, Director of Human Resources
Description:  Richard Kreyer, Director of Human Resources will provide a present self-funded health insurance rates and information for approval at the evening's Action Agenda. 
6. CONSENT AGENDA
Presenter:  Mary Tomback, Board Chair
Description:  It is recommended that the School Board approve the Consent Agenda with the following Business and Personnel items for the April 26, 2021 School Board meeting, as presented. 

MOTION__________ SECOND__________ VOTE______
6.A. Business
6.A.1) Payroll
6.A.2) Recap of Expenditures
6.A.3) Electronic Fund Transfers
6.A.4) Accounts Payable Disbursements
6.A.5) Investment Holdings
6.A.6) Donations
6.A.7) Minutes
6.A.8) Agreement to Resolve Special Education Student Matter
6.B. Personnel
7. ACTION AGENDA
7.A. Land Acknowledgement Approval
Presenter:  Laura McClendon, Board Clerk
Description:  It is recommended that the School Board approve instituting an indigenous land  acknowledgement at School Board meetings, as follows:

Proposed Language for Land Acknowledgement

We are gathered on the land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples. I ask you to join me in acknowledging the Dakota and Ojibwe community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations. St. Louis Park Public Schools also acknowledges that it was founded upon exclusions and erasures of many Indigenous Peoples, including those on whose land this school district is located. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment to dismantling the ongoing legacies of colonial power and the district’s desire to support the ongoing work of local Indigenous communities to thrive in our schools.


MOTION___________   SECOND_____________  VOTE___________
7.B. High School Principal Contract Approval
Presenter:  Mary Tomback, Board Chair
Description:  It is recommended that the School Board approve the employment contract between Independent School District #283 and LaNisha Paddock as the High School Principal. 

MOTION___________   SECOND_____________  VOTE___________

7.C. Self-Funded Health Insurance Rates Approval

Presenter:  Mary Tomback, Board Chair
Description:  It is recommended that the School Board approve the self-funded health insurance rates, as presented. 

MOTION__________ SECOND__________ VOTE______
7.D. Capital-Related Budgets Approval
Presenter:  Patricia Magnuson, Director of Business Services
Description:  It is recommended that the School Board approve the DRAFT
Operating Capital, Lease Levy, and Capital Projects Levy (technology) budgets for FY 2022, as presented. 

MOTION__________ SECOND__________ VOTE______
8. COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSMITTALS
9. ADJOURNMENT
Description: 
TIME _______________

MOTION_____________  SECOND_____________   VOTE_____________
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