Feb 11

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 16
MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 11, 2014 SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING,
1415 81ST AVE NE, SPRING LAKE PARK SCHOOLS, MN 55432
This is an abridged version of the February 11, 2014 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, Ruch, Hennen, Amundson, Vranish, Delfs, Forsberg, along with Superintendent Ronneberg and Student Council School Board representatives Dempsey and Vu. School Board members absent: None.
B. AGENDA APPROVAL
The agenda was approved as presented.
C. SOME FUTURE EVENTS
Chairperson Stroebel read aloud the future events as listed in the agenda.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
The items of the consent agenda were approved – including minutes, bills paid, and personnel items.
E. DISCUSSION, REPORTS, INFORMATION ITEMS
1. Student Learning and Development: Improving student learning and realizing high achievement for all learners is our ultimate purpose and measure of success.
School Improvement and Innovation Update, Westwood Intermediate School – Mr. Tom Larson, Principal
This presentation provided an overview and update of the 2013-14 Westwood Intermediate School improvement efforts. Highlights of the presentation include: leverage goals in the areas of reading and math, priorities and projects, design and innovation, and next steps.
School Improvement and Innovation Update – Westwood Middle School, Ms. Paula Hoff, Principal
This presentation provided an overview and update of the 2013-14 Westwood Middle School improvement efforts. Highlights of the presentation include: leverage goals, projects and initiatives, and next steps.
College Readiness Initiative Update – Ms. Denise Waalen, Director of Educational Services; Ms. Hope Rahn, Data/Continuous Improvement Coordinator; Dr. Jeff Ronneberg, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Ronneberg reviewed the districts strategic initiatives and anchors, which provide the design for district planning. Ms. Waalen reviewed why college readiness is a focus at Spring Lake Park Schools. Ms. Rahn updated the Board on aspects of the District website containing information on college ready benchmarks. She also reviewed district wide system alignment with college readiness. Ms. Waalen shared next steps of college readiness work, including the areas of: curriculum, finances, human resources, collaboration with other districts, systems of interventions, measuring return on investment. Dr. Ronneberg spoke to the next steps of approaching innovation and design purposefully to continuously improve the work of the district.
2. Effective Operations: Improve our effective management of human, financial, and physical resources.
Monthly Financial Report for December 2013 – Ms. Amy Schultz, Director of Business Services, reviewed the monthly financial report for December 2013 including treasurers report, expenditures, and revenue.
3. Superintendents Report, Dr. Jeff Ronneberg, Superintendent of Schools – there was no superintendent report at this evenings meeting.
F. ACTION ITEMS
1. Lane Changes for Teachers
The 2013-14 Lane Changes for Teachers in accordance with the Master Agreement were approved.
2. 2013-2014 Seniority Lists for Spring Lake Park School District 16 Employees
The 2013-2014 District 16 Seniority Lists for licensed employees as defined in M.S.122A.40, and other employee groups as provided by their groups master contracts were approved.
3. Acknowledgment of Gifts
Gifts to the District were acknowledged and approved.
G. BOARD FORUM AND REPORTS
Student Council School Board Representatives Dempsey and Vu gave updates on various events at the high school. Member Ruch attended the Northpoint PTO meeting and mentioned events taking place at Northpoint. Member Vranish attended the AMSD legislative preview meeting with Members Forsberg and Stroebel, along with Superintendent Ronneberg. Member Forsberg gave an update on NEMetro 916.
H. ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment of the meeting was approved. Meeting adjourned at 8:32pm.
Amy Hennen, Clerk,
Spring Lake Park Schools,
Independent School District 16
Published in the
Blaine/Spring Lake Park Life
March 7, 2014
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