Actions & Agendas
A summary of recent School Board action
At every School Board meeting, the public is invited to speak at open forum. The Board asks that each speaker who has signed up to address the School Board state their name and address for the record. Speakers are asked to refrain from using this forum to criticize or complain about a specific employee by name. The School Board takes into consideration comments made by the public at Open Forum but is not obligated to respond to or debate issues in this forum. Open Forum does NOT provide a two-way dialogue or interactive discussion with the School Board. Questions, concerns and requests may be directed to the appropriate administrator for review or response. Speakers who desire a written response to a specific question, may request it.
When Board meetings moved online due to COVID-19, the District created an online form for comments to be read during the meetings. This week, the form failed to send notifications to the District. As a result, only two comments of more than 40 submitted were read publicly. The District apologizes for this technical error and is working to ensure the form is repaired in the future.
It is important to note that “Agenda Item 4.2: Readiness for school opening - Report” was a presentation only. No action was taken, and the public comments that were not read did not impact any decisions. The Board appreciates hearing public comments at open forum and will read each of the following comments that were submitted. The following link shares all of the comments submitted by the deadline for the August 18 meeting.
Superintendent Chris Lennox presented an enrollment update for the 2020-2021 school year. Current enrollment projections indicate 11,546 students are expected to attend Mounds View Public Schools this fall. This would represent 36 more students than last fall. All enrollment data will be monitored through the start of the school year. For a chart of currently projected enrollments by school and grade, click here.
Readiness for school
District Operational Plan adopted
Summer student celebrations
The Board discussed issues and updates related to AMSD.
The Board accepted with appreciation gifts from Mounds View and Irondale Seniors,
Becky Hepola, The Winkin Rooster, Genevieve Packer and Medtronic, Benevity Community Impact Fund, Beverage Solutions, Salem Covenant Church, Allina Health on behalf of Renee Hamdorf, Dick & AJ Dragovich, The Tomas Companies, Marissa Sweet, Peggy Thomas, Your Cause Wells Fargo, Strong S. Huang and Zopec Medical LLC, Glamos Wire Inc, North Oaks Community Foundation, Ross & Barb Anderson, Carl Arny, Timothy Boehlke, Boston Scientific YourCause Employee Giving Program, Laura Cole, Culvers of St. Anthony (Sweet Cream Enterprises) Diane Sparks and Staff, Dick Dragovich, Vicki and Michael, Faith Christian Reformed Church, Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Joe Walker, Karl Eckberg, Mike, Katy & Hatts Kauls, Laura Lindstrand, Matthew Lord, William McMahon, Medtronic, YourCause, LLC, Mary Meier, Bill and Fran Oberreit, Roberta Peterson, Pilgrim House, Fred and Carol Green, Robert Redepenning, Shepherd of the Hills, Tashina Good and Pastor Bryce, Luke Smith, Maggie & John Snyder, Timothy Van Rooy, Shoreview Community Foundation, US Bank Foundation Employee Matching Gift Program, Jan and Paul Bergman Farley, InFaith Community Foundation, Kim Borton, United Church of Christ New Brighton, Pastor Amy and Jo Broberg, Dennis and Janet From, Regina Hagen, Nancy Haugen, Alerus Mortgage, Cheryl Hoban, Mr. and Mrs. Holt, Josephine Imholte, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Vince Johnson, Jan Kuhrmeyer, Terri Metcalf, Robert and Amanda Speake, Stephen and Noreen Thompson, Misti and Dallan Van Laar, Land O'Lakes, Megan Wolle and Rebecca Wurzer.
A look ahead
Sept. 15, 6 p.m., work session
Sept. 15, 7 p.m., regular meeting