Action of the School Board 2/27/23
Meeting held Feb. 27, 2023
Growth Recognition rewards
The School Board recognized Anoka-Hennepin students whose growth in math, reading, and/or language acquisition ranked in the top five percentile at each grade level, when comparing scores on the same assessments from the beginning to the end of the 2022-23 school year. The students recognized for this achievement include:
- Andover Elementary: Gabriel Fernandez, Jonas Yang, Jonathan Letcher-Mechem, Julia Pape, Jackson Waara, Kieran Williams, Emma Dodge, Bo Jacobson, Niran Khambounmy, Matthew Owona, Camden Paul, Joshua Paowei.
- Crooked Lake Elementary: Ailidh Esau, Dylan Graham, Aria Hall, Benjamin Johnson, Raegan Murphy, Smith Peddycoart, Riahin Abbas, Mena Alnuaimi, Wesley Forthmiller-Cole, Layla Griffin, Jett Kasick, Bennett Huntress, Jackson Mebust.
- Rum River Elementary: Griffin Hendrickson, Myla Riley, Maximus Rodriguez, Jace Vang, Anas Aqel, Richard Frovik, Roen Mathis, Connor Cheney, Dylan Chipman, Jonah Herberg.
- Oak View Middle School: Logan Horn, Parker Kittleson, Kendal Zachau, Brayden Otto, Christopher Severance, Abigail Urman, Tomas Vega Cabrera, Benjamin Vue, Hannah Anderson, Jesus Cerrito Barragan, Isaiah Croaston, Brooklyn Thomas.
- Compass Program: Gavin Rewerts.
- River Trail Learning Center: Carl Bullock, Peter Berry, Kyle Davidson, Dasia Boykin, Cedric Dean, Alexander Rustad.
View recognition photos from the Feb. 27, 2023 School Board meeting.
Magnet School Awards
Dr. Mary Wolverton, associate superintendent for elementary schools, presented three schools who achieved national recognition from the Magnet Schools of America (MSA).
University Avenue Elementary School - Aerospace, Children’s Engineering and Science was recognized as a Top Magnet School of Excellence award winner which is the top merit award given to only a select group of magnet schools. University Avenue Elementary was one of just 24 schools nationally to earn this recognition, earning the award for the second straight year. Deidre Bloemers, principal; and Kate Watson, curriculum integrator; accepted the recognition on behalf of the school.
Evergreen Park Elementary - STEM School of Innovation principal Denise Schnabel; Alexa Collodora, assistant principal; and Caitlin Meyer, curriculum integrator; accepted the recognition for Merit School of Distinction on behalf of the school.
Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts earned Merit School of Distinction honors and the recognition was accepted by principal Michelle Zimmerman; Andrea Whitcomb, curriculum coordinator; Rebecca Coubal, second grade teacher; and Rachel Gaspar, teacher and theater coordinator.
MSA national merit awards are given to magnet schools that demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and strong parent and community involvement. MSA is a nonprofit organization that provides support and assistance to magnet schools across the nation and represents approximately 4,300 magnet and theme-based schools nationwide.
View the School Board recognitions for the Magnet School Awards.
COMMUNICATIONS, DELEGATIONS AND PETITIONS
The School Board received testimony from Sarah Cooper, Scott Coggins and Joe Richardson.
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
American Indian Education Annual Update- Compliance Documents
Mindy Myers, American Indian education coordinator; and Dr. Johnna Rohmer-Hirt, director of research, evaluation and testing; shared an informational update on the Indian Education program. Presenters shared data on MCA test proficiency levels, college-level course participation and graduation rates. They also shared highlights of cultural activities for students and families.
All items except Item G were approved by the school board on a unanimous vote:
- Minutes from the Jan. 23, 2023 School Board meeting.
- Retirements, resignations, terminations, layoffs and recalls, leaves and modified leaves of absence, and appointments.
- Cash disbursements report.
- Cash balance report.
- Donations and scholarship report.
- Monthly revenue and expenditures.
- Achievement and Integration Plan and Budget (approved on a 4-1 vote with Audette voting no).
- Proposed Transcript Revision.
- Policy 433, Remote Work.
- #23036B- Champlin Park High School Hydronic Piping Replacement.
- #23038B- Sandburg Education Center Dehumidification Projects.
- #23035P- Self-Provisioned or Service over Technology Neutral Third-Party Networks.
- #23037B- Dayton Elementary School Remodeling and Deferred Maintenance Phase 1.
- #23034B- Sandburg Access Ramp Project.
- #23034B-ESC Remodel Phase 1.
- Immunization Exclusions as required by Statute 121a.15.
School Board work session, March 6 at 5:30 p.m., at Educational Services Center, 2727 N. Ferry St., Anoka, MN.
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