Actions & Agendas

A summary of recent School Board action

Board meeting summary: June 23, 2020

View the meeting live via online webstreaming or watch archived meetings here. Meetings are currently being held virtually via Google Meet.

Final placement of staff on unrequested leave of absence

At the June 9 meeting, the Board approved a proposal to place a number of certified staff on unrequested leave of absence for the 2020-21 school year. Since that meeting, there were no teachers who were included in the proposal that requested a hearing. Failure to request a hearing is deemed acquiescence to the proposed action; therefore 19 ECFE teachers and one social worker were placed on unrequested leave of absence.

Budget approved

The Board adopted the 2019-20 budget as presented by Bridget Peterson, director of finance. The fiscal year 2020-21 budget was developed based on the assumptions provided by the School Board through several Board meetings and work sessions over the past six months. The proposed budgets represent the financial projections for the District for the general fund, nutrition services fund, community services fund, construction fund and debt service funds. For details regarding the adopted budget, please visit www.moundsviewschools.org/finance.

Termination of probationary staff

Due to uncertainty of funding, lack of funds the Board voted to terminate two probationary teachers.

Enrollment update

As of June, the enrollment projections for the 2020-21 school year indicate an anticipated enrollment of 11,694 students, which would represent an increase of 185 students from last fall's Oct. 1 report. The building principals and administrative team will continue to monitor the student projection data up until the start of school next fall. To review the report, visit here.

Superintendent's evaluation

Board chair Jonathan Weinhagen read a summary of Superintendent Chris Lennox’s appraisal for the 2019-20 school year. The summary stated, “Superintendent Lennox has led this district through an amazingly challenging year with results to be incredibly proud of. The tenacity and flexibility demonstrated throughout this COVID school closure is nothing short of remarkable leadership.” To read the entire report, click here.

Updates

The Board discussed issues and updates related to Northeast Metro 916 and AMSD.

Thank you

The Board accepted with appreciation gifts from Charities Aid Foundation, Wells Fargo – Your Cause, Medtronic – Your Cause, Kowalski’s Groceries for Good Causes, Wells Fargo, US Department of Education, Isaac Scanlon, Nathan Reopelle, Whitney Starkey, Joan Ireland, Janice & Mike Shardlow, Amy Stellmack, David Bredehoft, Elizabeth Lauder, Jeanne Randall, Jeffrey O’Donnell and Aras Kriauciunas.

A look ahead

Aug. 18, 7 p.m., regular meeting​

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