Sept 10

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 16 MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING
1415 81ST AVE NE,
SPRING LAKE PARK, MN 55432
This is an abridged version of the September, 10, 2013 School Board regular meeting minutes. The complete version can be found on the District website at springlakeparkschools.org and at the District Services Center in the Superintendents Office.
A. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Chairperson Stroebel called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. School Board members present: John Stroebel, Colleen Vranish, Kelly Delfs, Jim Amundson, Amy Hennen, Marilynn Forsberg, Jodi Ruch, along with Superintendent Jeff Ronneberg and Student Council representatives Madisen Dempsey and Kim Vu. School Board members absent: None
B. AGENDA APPROVAL
The agenda was approved with the following changes: removal of Section I of the agenda – Closed Session.
C. SOME FUTURE EVENTS
Chairperson Stroebel read aloud the future events listed in the agenda.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
The items of the consent agenda were approved: minutes of the August 13, 2013 School Board regular meeting, August 27, 2013 School Board work session, payment of bills for July 2013, and personnel items.
E. PRESENTATIONS, SPECIAL GUESTS, AND RECOGNITION
Presentation of Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting – the Association of School Business Officials.
F. DISCUSSION, REPORTS, INFORMATION ITEMS
Enrollment Report – Ms. Amy Schultz, Director of Business Services, reviewed the preliminary enrollment numbers for the 2013-14 school year, comparing the current year with previous years. Current enrollment as of Monday, Sept. 9 was 5,512.
Northpoint and Park Terrace Additions – Update – Ms. Amy Schultz, Director of Business Services, and
Jeff Ronneberg, Superintendent of Schools, gave a brief history of the Master Facilities and Programming Study and highlighted the new spaces at Northpoint and Park Terrace. This current construction wraps up Phase I of the 10 year Master Facilities and Programming Plan. Additional phases of construction are likely over the next 8 years to manage projected enrollment increases.
Superintendents Report – Superintendent Jeff Ronneberg shared his thanks to staff who put in a lot of work over the summer to be ready for students for the school year; recognized the community support given to helping each student see their dreams for their future; thanked the School Board for their support of the bond referendum in 2006; encourages the board, staff, and the community to visit the website to view over 500 photos of the first week of school.
G. ACTION ITEMS
1. The Spring Lake Park Teachers Master Agreement for 2013-2015 was approved. Superintendent Ronneberg recognized Spring Lake Park Teachers United for their work in partnership in arriving at an agreement that positions the district positively for the future. He also stated his appreciation for the leadership Ryan Stromberg, Director of Human Resources, Board members and Amy Schultz for their time and effort.
2. Gifts to the district were acknowledged and approved. The board extended their thanks and appreciation.
H. BOARD FORUM AND REPORTS
Chairperson Stroebel gave a summary of the Communication to the Board that took place prior to the start of the meeting. A parent came forward with a concern around the number of students on an elementary school bus. Ms. Schultz addressed the concern.
I. CLOSED SESSION – removed
J. ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment of the meeting was approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:42pm.
Jodi Ruch, Acting Clerk,
Spring Lake Park Schools,
Independent School District 16
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Blaine/Spring Lake Park Life
October 11, 2013
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