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Board Highlights – February 14, 2017 Regular Meeting

The Spring Lake Park School Board held a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Here are the highlights from the regular meeting:

Facilities Project Update – Superintendent Ronneberg; Paul Aplikowski, Wold Architects and Engineers; Mike Callahan, director of student services; Sam Howard, Northpoint first grade teacher; Tom Larson, Westwood principal; and Amy Schlutz, director of business services, presented an update on the facilities project. The presentation focused on the site and design of the new preK-4 elementary school. The new school will be located on a site currently owned by the National Sports Center, near the intersection of Davenport Street and 105th Avenue, pending city approval. Click here to view the presentation from the meeting and visit the Facilities Update page here.

Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Ronneberg reported on the following items:

  • In the next few weeks, Superintendent Ronneberg and district administrators will attend PTO meetings at all district schools to provide an update of projects included in the District Operational Plan (DOP). They will also seek input from parents to be used to refine the DOP.
  • Third grade families received a welcome email from Westwood Intermediate with a link to a video about the school. The video was shown to the board. Similar videos are being produced for all district schools. Click here to view the Westwood Intermediate video.

Other Action – The board took action on the following items:

  • Approved the first reading of the following revised board policies:
    • 102, Equal Educational Opportunity
    • 214, Out-of-State Travel by School Board Members
    • 401, Equal Employment Opportunity
    • 402, Disability Nondiscrimination
    • 404, Employment and Other Background Checks
    • 405, Veteran’s Preference Hiring
    • 406, Public and Private Personnel Data
    • 407, Employee Right to Know – Exposure to Hazardous Substances
    • 408, Subpoena of a School District Employee
    • 410, Family and Medical Leave Act
    • 412, Expense Reimbursement
    • 413, Harassment and Violence
    • 414, Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse
    • 415, Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults
    • 417, Chemical Use and Abuse
    • 418, Drug-free Workplace/Drug-free School
    • 419, Tobacco-free Environment
    • 420, Students and Employees with Sexually Transmitted Infections and Disease and Certain Other Communicable Diseases and Infectious Conditions
    • 421, Gifts to Employees
    • 423, Employee/Student Relationships
    • 424, License Status
    • 427, Workload Limits for Special Education Teachers
    • 502, Search of Student Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions and Student’s Person
    • 506, Student Discipline
    • 613, Graduation Requirements
  • Approved the first reading to delete the following policies:
    • 403, Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of School District Employees
    • 1, Student Teachers and Interns
    • 409, Employee Publications, Instructional Materials, Inventions and Creations
    • 416, Drug and Alcohol Testing
    • 422, Policies Incorporated by Reference
    • 425, Staff Ethics
    • 426, School Weapon Policy
  • Approved the 2016-2017 lane changes for teachers, as presented
  • Approved the 2016-2017 seniority lists for licensed employees as presented
  • Authorized the issuance of procurement cards to district employees as presented
  • Approved a motion to acknowledge gifts to the district as submitted, and extend the board’s thanks and appreciation
  • Approved a resolution approving the purchase agreement between the district and the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission for the land for the new preK-4 elementary school and authorized the administration to execute the purchase agreement on behalf of the district

The board approved a motion to enter in to a closed session to discuss employee negotiations.

After the closed session, the board approved the principals’ contract for 2016-2018 as recommended by the board’s negotiating committee and district administration.




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