October 8

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 16 MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 8, 2013 SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING, 145 81ST AVE NE, SPRING LAKE PARK, MN 55432
This is an abridged version of the October 8, 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. The following School Board members were present: Stroebel, Vranish, Ruch, Hennen, Forsberg, along with Superintendent Ronneberg and Student Council School Board representatives Dempsey and Vu. School Board members absent: Amundson, Delfs. Ruch acting clerk for this meeting.
B. AGENDA APPROVAL
The agenda was approved as presented.
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 September 10, 2013 Regular School Board meeting, September 24, 2013 School Board work session, payment of bills for August 2013, and personnel items.
E. PRESENTATIONS, SPECIAL GUESTS, AND RECOGNITIONS
1. 2013-14 Spring Lake Park High School International Students – Ms. Sue Davis, American Field Service (AFS) Chapter President, East Metro Area Team, introduced Costanza Alesse from Italy and mentioned Kaito Arai from Japan(who wasnt able to attend this evenings meeting). Ms.Colleen Pederson, Director of Community education, member of Blaine/Ham Lake Rotary club, introduced Momoka Tawada from Japan.
2. Introduction of Pam Booker – Learning and Teaching Coordinator, District Services Center – Superintendent Ronneberg introduced Ms. Booker who has filled a vacant position.
F. DISCUSSION, REPORTS, INFORMATION ITEMS
1. 2012-13 Annual Report Overview – Hope Rahn, Data and Continuous Improvement Coach and Jerelyne Nemanich, Learning Technology Coordinator
Ms. Rahn and Ms. Nemanich reviewed portions of the report as posted on the district website, focusing on the areas of student learning and development, district strategic anchors, how the community can get involved and stay informed, as well as find information regarding district financial reports and summaries.
2. Enrollment Update – Ms. Amy Schultz, Director of Business Services
Ms. Schultz provided and update on enrollment since the last meeting. Current overall enrollment is about 125 students over what was projected, with an overall increase in enrollment for the 2013-14 school year of 260 students. As enrollment increases the district is continuing facilities planning and looking forward at what needs there will be at the Westwood Complex as well as with our athletics/activities facilities.
3. Community Engagement Update – Ms. Colleen Pederson, Director Community Education
Ms. Pederson updated the Board on special events and projects that increase engagement with the community, parents, and students including summer meal program, Panther Pantry, Weekend Food Packs, Panther Foundation 5K and Family Carnival, We Day, Lions Pancake Breakfast.
4. Superintendents Report – Dr. Jeff Ronneberg, Superintendent of Schools
Superintendent Ronneberg provided an update on the upcoming Student Activities and Athletics study. He gave an overview of the proposed timeline for the study beginning October 2013, with opportunity for a community conversation in November. Superintendent Ronneberg also reviewed the District Operational Plan including all-day Kindergarten, language options, transition of the district ALC program, use of purposeful design and innovation.
G. ACTION ITEMS
1. The 2012-13 Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Performance was approved.
2. Authorization for procurement card for Caroyln Cherry – Director of Special Education – was approved.
3. Resolution appointing election judges for the general election on Nov. 5, 2013 was adopted.
4. Gifts to the district were acknowledged and approved. The Board extended their thanks and appreciation.
H. BOARD FORUM AND REPORTS
Student Council School Board Representatives Dempsey and Vu gave updates on various high school events. Member Ruch mentioned the upcoming homecoming parade and tailgating. Member Vranish attended the high school PAC meeting, AMSD meeting. Member Hennen attend the Woodcrest Spanish Immersion PTO meeting. Member Forsberg attended the Park Terrace PTA meeting, and gave an update on EMID and NEMetro916.
I. ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment of the meeting was approved. Meeting adjourned at 8:14pm.
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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