School Board – INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 314

WORKING SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING WEDNESDAY,

FEBRUARY 22, 2017

6:15 P.M.. –

BAHS COMMUNITY ROOM BRAHAM, MN 55006

ISANTI, PINE, CHISAGO & KANABEC COUNTIES

The Special meeting was called to order by Chair Steve Eklund at 6:15 p.m.

Members present: Steven Eklund, Mike Thompson, Allison Londgren, Tony Cuda, Angie Flowers, Robert Wyganowski, John Paitl and Supt. Ken Gagner

Motion by M. Thompson, second by T. Cuda to adopt the agenda as printed. Carried.

The Worlds Best WorkForce (WBWF) plan was discussed and the 5 academic goals were reviewed.

1. to ensure all students are ready for kindergarten

2. for all students in 3rd grade to achieve grade level literacy

3. to close the achievement gaps in reading and math

4. for all students to be career and college ready before graduation

5. for all students to graduate from high school

The budget for 2017-18 was discussed with a target reduction of $340,000 spread across several areas and departments. Factors not under our control or to be determined include: a) legislative decisions impacting funding; b) almost all employee agreements expire 06/30/17; and, c) operating expenses (fuel, electricity, snow removal, water, etc). The district SOD calculation is 2.74% and continues to be a concern. The board discussed considering an operating or capital levy.

The 10 year facility plan was reviewed and discussed. The plan will be revised and acted upon in July after input from the buildings and grounds committee.

Motion by T. Cuda. second by J. Pait to adjourn the meeting.

Chair Eklund adjourned the working school board meeting at 7:40 p.m.

Attest:

Allison Londgren, Clerk

Attest:

Steve Eklund, Chair

Published in the

Isanti County News

April 5, 2017

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