Actions & Agendas

A summary of recent School Board action

Board meeting summary, November 12, 2019

View the meeting live via online webstreaming or watch archived meetings here. Meetings take place at the District Center in Shoreview (4570 Victoria Street N).

Audit Report

A representative from the audit firm Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich & Co., P.A. reviewed the 2018-2019 audited financial statements and supplemental reports. During the presentation to the Board, the representative commended the District for its excellence in financial reporting and issued the highest level of audit reporting an auditor can give an organization. The audit report is available on the Budgets & Finance page.

Quarterly budget report and amendments

Carole Nielsen, executive director of administrative services, and Bridget Peterson, director of finance, provided revenue and expenditure reports for all funds for the first quarter ending September 30, 2019. By fund, total revenue and expenditures are under budget for this reporting period. Revenues for the current year exceed last year at this time, which is a result of timing. Each quarterly budget update provides an opportunity to review budget variances and make amendments when information becomes available. The Board approved the budget amendments for this reporting period as presented at the meeting. For details, please visit the Budgets & Finance page.

Canvass votes and issue certificates of election

The Board officially canvassed the results of the general election held on November 5, 2019, and approved the Abstract of Votes Cast as presented. Voters approved the District’s levy request on Election Day 2019 by a margin of 61 percent in favor to 39 percent opposed. 8,820 residents supported the proposal, while 5,684 opposed the request. The Board also authorized issuance of certificates of election to Heidi Danielson, Jim DeMay, Sandra Westerman and Jonathan Weinhagen. For more information, click here.

Disposition of Paraprofessional Grievance

A Step 3 grievance was filed by a paraprofessional employee when the grievance was denied at Step 2. The grievance was heard by the School Board grievance committee on October 31, 2019, and recommended that the grievance be denied. The School Board denied the grievance.

Chippewa pool recommendation

Per Policy 5150, a committee was formed to consider a request to name the Chippewa Middle School pool after retired Mounds View educator and long-time swim coach Jim Brobin. Based on the information provided with the application, the committee felt the request to name the pool after coach Brobin met the District’s naming considerations. In response, the administration recommended that the Board move forward to name the Chippewa Pool after coach Brobin. Regulation states that there be two opportunities for the public to speak on behalf of this topic. The first opportunity was provided at the meeting, and the second will be at the December 10 Board meeting. The Board also decided to re-examine the policy to determine if they want to continue the practice of naming District facilities in the future.

Updates

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

Thank you

The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Ruth Barnes, Women’s Foundation of MN and Norton Lam, Charities Aid Foundation, Melissa Smith, Valentine Hills, Abraham & Molly Piper, Thomas Hinds, Michelle & Ted Haider, Kelly Skare-Klecker, Eugene & Kay Christenson, Edina Realty Roseville – Nate Harrington, Amy & Jeff Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Kvinge, William McMahon and Multi-Tech Systems – Terry Boe.

A look ahead

December 5, work session, 6 p.m.

December 10, Truth and Taxation meeting, 6 p.m.

December 10, regular board meeting, 7 p.m.

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