Feb 25

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 16 MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 25, 2014 SCHOOL BOARD WORK SESSION
1415 81ST AVE NE, SPRING LAKE PARK, MN 55432
This is an abridged version of the February 25, 2014 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 6:01pm. The following School board members were present: Stroebel, Ruch, Amundson, Hennen, Delfs, Forsberg, along with Superintendent Ronneberg.
School Board members absent: Vranish.
B. AGENDA APPROVAL
The agenda was approved as presented.
C. DISCUSSION ITEMS
NeMetro 916 Update – Connie Hayes, ISD 916 Superintendent; Dan Naidicz, Director of Special Education; Val Rae Boe, Manager/Principal Karner Blue Education Center. Superintendent Hayes gave an overview of current facilities, NEMetro 916 Board approval of the 3-step Facilities Plan, progress of that plan, and timelines. Step 1 of the Plan is Karner Blue Education Center, which will be ready for the start of the 2014-15 school year. Ms. Boe shared the design and floor plan of Karner Blue and the benefits of both on student learning.
Health Insurance Update: consideration of transitioning to a self-insured model for the district – Ryan Stromberg, HR Director, and Kari Larsen, Area Senior Vice President, Consulting Practice Leader gave a brief introduction to the benefits and risks associated with fully-insured and self-insured for district medical insurance. Currently the district is self-insured for dental insurance.
Integration and Worlds Best Workforce – Plan Updates – Superintendent Ronneberg gave a brief update on the two plans. The areas of the Worlds Best Workforce Plan are already addressed by our district strategic plan. Ms. Pam Booker, Learning and Teaching Coordinator, is working with our current integration plan to align it with the requirements of MDEs new Achievement and Integration Plan.
Other – no other agenda items were discussed
D. CLOSED SESSION
Entering in to Closed Session was approved. Entered into Closed Session at 7:28pm.
Reconvening the meeting was approved. Meeting reconvened at 8:07pm.
E. ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment of the meeting was approved. Meeting adjourned at 8:08pm.
Amy Hennen, Clerk, Spring Lake Park Schools, Independent School District 16
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Blaine/Spring Lake Park Life
March 7, 2014
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