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Board Highlights – March 7, 2017 Regular Meeting

The Spring Lake Park School Board held a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 7. Here are the highlights from the regular meeting:

District Operational Plan Update – Superintendent Ronneberg and Hope Rahn, director of learning and innovation, provided an update on the implementation of projects included in the District Operational Plan as well as an overview of the Achievement and Integration Plan that will be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). The presentation meets the MDE World’s Best Workforce plan and reporting requirements. Click here to view the presentation from the meeting. 

Budget Planning Update – Amy Schultz, director of business services, provided an update on revisions to the current year budget, and an update on the planning process for the 2017-2018 school year budget. 

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

  • Spring Lake Park Schools has more than 60 parents and staff participating in the Reimagine Minnesota forum on Thursday, March 9. The district is partnering with Anoka-Hennepin and Mounds View school districts to host the event. District from Spring Lake Park High School also participated in a similar event. Over 40 school district superintendents are coming together to develop a collective education plan to address integration, access, opportunity and educational achievement. The conversations will inform the work of superintendents as they create a plan and recommendations for new local and statewide policies and practices.
  • Colleen Pederson, provided an update on the 2017 Panther Foundation Gala. This year’s gala was a huge success and raised $185,000. Click here to view the presentation from the meeting

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

  • Approved revisions to the 2016-2017 school year budget, as presented
  • Approved the submission of the 2017-2018 Achievement and Integration budget, as presented
  • Approved a motion to award the bid for construction of the new science addition and renovation at Spring Lake Park High School, as presented
  • Approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here to view the calendar.
  • Approved the second 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
  • Approved the second reading to delete the following policies:
    • 403, Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of School District Employees
    • 404.1, 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 first reading of the following revised board policies:
    • 501, School Weapon Policy
    • 514, Bullying Prohibition
    • 515, Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records
    • 516, Student Medication
    • 521, Student Disability Nondiscrimination
    • 522, Student Sex Nondiscrimination
    • 524, Technology Responsible Use and Safety
    • 526, Hazing Prohibition
    • 532, Pledge of Allegiance
    • 534, Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds
  • Approved the first reading of the following new mandatory policy:
    • 721, Uniform Grant Guidance
  • Approved a motion to acknowledge gifts to the district as submitted, and extend the board’s thanks and appreciation