October 29

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 16, MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 29, 2013 SCHOOL BOARD WORK SESSION, 1415 81ST AVE NE, SPRING LAKE PARK, MN 55432
This is an abridged version of the October 29, 2013 School Board work session 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
Chairperson Stroebel called the meeting to order at 6:00pm. The following School Board members were present: Stroebel, Vranish, Amundson, Forsberg, Hennen, and Ruch, along with Superintendent Ronneberg. School Board members absent: Delfs.
B. AGENDA APPROVAL
The agenda was approved as presented.
C. DISCUSSION ITEMS
1. District Operational Plan and School Innovation and Improvement Plans
Superintendent Ronneberg reviewed the district strategic planning process, sharing how a flexible, adaptive planning process is used to continuously align innovation and improvement efforts from the district level to the classroom. He reviewed the district strategic plan and vision, projects and initiatives within the District Operational Plan, and the goal setting process used throughout the district. Denise Waalen, Director of Educational Services and Title 1, and Hope Rahn, Data and Continuous Improvement Coordinator, gave a brief overview of some of the College Readiness work that is currently taking place, as well as specifics around how data is being used purposefully to set goals and drive innovation and improvement planning at the school level. Principals and staff from each building shared their individual School Improvement and Innovation Plans for the 2013-14 school year.
2. Other
Superintendent Ronneberg updated the board on all-day kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year, Spanish Immersion, and the student athletics/activities study. Nov. 19, 6pm, is a Community Conversation regarding athletics/activities; a design team, made up of parents and staff, will begin meeting in January 2014 to look at desired results. Discussion around Phase II of the facilities plan continues including discussions around Spanish Immersion Kindergarten, Early Childhood programming, upcoming facility needs at the Westwood Complex as well as athletic space due to the recent and projected enrollment increase.
D. ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment of the meeting was approved. Meeting adjourned at 8:11pm.
Kelly Delfs, Clerk,
Spring Lake Park Schools,
Independent School District 16
Published in the
Blaine/Spring Lake Park Life
November 15, 2013
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