December 19 Special

Special School Board Meeting Minutes
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Education Center 5:30 p.m.
Meeting called to order by Chair Tim Hitchings at 7:00 p.m. and meeting was started.
Pledge of allegiance was said by all.
Roll call was taken. Those present: School Board members Tim Hitchings, Lynn Wedlund, Gary Hawkins, Mike Streiff, Heidi Sprandel, Darcy Winsor and Jenni Caulk; Superintendent, Dr. Ray Queener; Director of Finance, Robyn Vosberg-Torgerson; Director of Teaching and Learning, Tim Truebenbach and Superintendent Executive Administrative Assistant, Kimberly Cheney.
Motion was made by Gary Hawkins, seconded by Mike Streiff to approve Agenda. Motion carried.
A presentation on All Day Every Day Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year was given by Tim Truebenbach to the School Board. The 2013 Legislature provided funding each district for an All Day Every Day Kindergarten program for their students. The increase in revenue received from the state will offset the increase in expenses. There were 3 options for facilities were presented by Robyn Vosberg-Torgerson:
1) No change in facility footprints and try to house both current and expanded kindergarten programs as well as early childhood programs.
2) Lease an outside facility and move ECFE Early Childhood to their own building.
3) Build classrooms onto existing facilities Each facility would need 4 classrooms to accommodate projected K students.
There was concern about where the office at CPS would be located and if it would be operable by the start of the 2014-2015 school year.
Projected Kindergarten enrollment was shared as 424 in 2012-2013; projected 480 total students with 430 enrolled in 2013-2014 and projected 484 total students for 2014-2015.
It is the recommendation of the Administration that the School Board approve the funding of ADEK and the additional construction of space needed to accommodate our K students at the Regular School Board meeting at 7 p.m.
Motion was made for adjournment by Jenni Caulk, seconded by Gary Hawkins. Motion carried and meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m.
School Board Clerk
Published in the
Isanti County News
January 29, 2014

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