Actions & Agendas

A summary of recent School Board action

Board meeting summary: March 8, 2022

View the meeting live via online webstreaming or watch archived meetings here. Meetings take place at the District Center.

Policy review

Superintendent Lennox reported that the following policies were reviewed at the March 3 work session and no changes were recommended.

EG-2101 – Addressing Learner Needs

EG-2102 – Program Equity

EG-2103 – Co-Curricular Opportunities

EG-2110 – Community Education

Policy EG-2100 - Curriculum and Instruction was presented as revised for the first reading.

Community Education program update

Karl Brown, director of community education, and Barb Schochenmaier, early childhood coordinator, presented an update on Community Education and Early Childhood programs that have been offered this school year and what will be offered the rest of the school year. The upcoming summer catalog was also presented.

2022-23 and 2023-24 school calendars

The Board revised the 2022-23 school year calendar previously approved in February 2021. The new calendar does not contain any additional non-school days. However, the revised calendar now reflects non-school days for the following observances:

  • Monday, September 26: Rosh Hashanah

  • Monday, October 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

  • Friday, April 21: Eid

The revised calendar contains no other significant changes to traditional breaks including MEA break, Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break. View the revised calendar here.

Approved school calendar: 2023-24

The Board approved the 2023-24 school year calendar. View the calendar here.

FY 2021-22 budget amendments

Bernice Humnick, executive director of business services, presented amendments for the FY 2021-22 budget. The District reviews budget variances and makes amendments when information becomes available. The Board approved three budget amendments for this reporting period as presented at the meeting. For details, please visit the Budgets & Finance page.

Summer operations projects

Chris Paquette, director of operations, provided an update on upcoming summer operations projects across the District. Paquette detailed upcoming projects and noted there would be regular maintenance such as casework, painting and flooring repair across District buildings.

DOP Goal: Flexible furniture

Darin Johnson, executive director of school management, and Chris Paquette provided an update on the District Operational Goal (DOP) of enhancing and expanding student access to new flexible furniture. Johnson gave an overview of the current realities of flexible furniture across the District and provided a timeline of continuing to use and provide flexible furniture across the District.

DOP Goal: Welcome and enrollment services

Jen Lodin, executive director of student support and engagement, and Chris Paquette provided an update on the District Operational Goal (DOP) of centralizing the District’s welcome and enrollment services. Lodin shared that the welcome and enrollment center would be located at the District Center and would be operational at some point during the 22-23 school year. Paquette gave an overview of the construction and work on the space for the center.


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

Thank you

The Board accepted with appreciation gifts from Ning Zhou, CAF America, Kowalski’s Market, MightyCause Charitable Foundation, Spring Lake Park Lions, Charities Aid Foundation, Kari McGee, Megan Gangl, Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Alpha Delta Kappa - Dorothy Doring, New Brighton Lions Club, David Anderson, Gary and Sharon Borg, Boston Scientific YourCause Employee Giving, Sally Brown, Carley Foundry - Jordan Carley, Kathy Cramer, Culvers of St. Anthony (Sweet Cream Enterprises) - Diane Sparks and staff, Faith Christian Reformed Church - Pastors Erin and Adam Stout, Fraternal Order of Eagles/Ladies Aux #3718, Ladies Eagles President, Lucinda Haugan-Marshik, Mary and Kevin Johnson, Paul Kendrick, Kowalski's Markets and Groceries for Good Causes - Nate Thomas, Sally and Daniel Larson, LB Carlson, Microsoft Employee Giving, Diane Rae, Marie and Jon Ruzek, Shepherd of the Hills, Tashina Good and Pastor Bryce, Meredith Tharaldson, Twin Cities No. Chamber - John Connelly, Boston Scientific YourCause Employee Giving, Keith Boulais, Joanne R. Davis, Erin Derubeis, Wes and Deborah Erwin, Lake Region Hockey, Lake Region Board Members, Matthew Lord, Medtronic, YourCause, LLC Blackbaud, Pursuit Community Church - Pastor Mark Allen and members, Janet Smith, Jason Sprain, Jennifer Sprain, Thrivent Financial YourCause, Valentine Hills PTO, President and PTO members, Nancy Victora and Ben Johnson.

A look ahead

April 7, 5 p.m., work session​

April 12, 7 p.m., regular meeting​

April 26, 7 p.m., regular meeting​

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