Public Notices 10/18/2012 – Champlin/Dayton Press

City of Champlin
(Official Publication)
CITY OF CHAMPLIN
HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARTING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENTS
Notice is hereby given that the Champlin City Council will meet at 7:00 pm on the 13th day of November, 2012 in the Champlin Council Chambers, 11955 Champlin Drive, to consider the adoption of the proposed special assessments for abatement of code violations, razing of condemned structures, securing and monitoring fees for vacant property, and any other unpaid fees. The properties to be assessed are all within the corporate limits of the City of Champlin, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
The proposed assessment rolls are now on file in the office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection during the regular business hours. Objections presented to the City Council during the said meeting, or written objections presented prior to or during said meeting, will be considered before the City Council takes any official action on the proposed assessment rolls.
Any person aggrieved by an assessment must file a signed, written objection with the Clerk at, or prior to, the assessment hearing. You may appeal this assessment to the District Court pursuant to Section 429.081 Minnesota Statutes by serving notice of your appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk within 30 days after the adoption of the assessments and filing such notice with Hennepin County District Court within 10 days after service upon the Mayor or City Clerk.
The City has a Deferred Assessment Program for the elderly and the handicapped. Under this program, elderly and handicapped people who qualify may have their assessments deferred according to Minnesota State Statutes 4435.193 and 435.195. Qualification requirements for participating in the Senior Citizen and Handicapped Deferred Assessment Program can be provided by calling City Hall, 763-4121-8100.
Auxiliary aids for handicapped persons are available on request if notified at least 72 hours in advance. Please call the Administration Department at 763-421-8100 to make arrangements.
The total cost of the fees to be assessed is $3,290.00, levy # 18295.
CITY OF CHAMPLIN
Roberta Colotti
City Clerk
Published October 18, 2012
(Oct. 18, 2012)
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City of Dayton
(Official Publication)
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF DAYTON
COUNTY OF HENNEPIN
STATE OF MINNESOTA
REQUEST:
1. Variance to allow construction of a single-family home on a legal non-conforming lot.
APPLICANT: Ann Pulling
LOCATION: Property Identification Number 05-120-22-33-0003
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: On file at City Hall
WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the parties may be heard.
WHERE: Planning Commission meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers, 12260 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, Minnesota.
QUESTIONS: Contact Assistant to the City Administrator Erin Stwora at (763) 427-4589 or by e-mail at estwora@cityofdaytonmn.com.
DATED this 12th day of October, 2012.
CITY OF DAYTON
Erin Stwora, Assistant to the City Administrator
(Oct. 18, 2012)
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City of Dayton
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF DAYTON
COUNTY OF HENNEPIN
STATE OF MINNESOTA
REQUEST:
1. Home Extended Business – Interim Use Permit
APPLICANT: Timothy and Linda Lindeen – Front Porch Musical Theatre
LOCATION: 18277 South Diamond Lake Court
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
Lot 14, Block 1, Diamond Lake Woods, Hennepin County, Dayton, Minnesota
WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the parties may be heard.
WHERE: Planning Commission meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers, 12260 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, Minnesota.
QUESTIONS: Contact Assistant to the City Administrator Erin Stwora at (763) 427-4589 or by e-mail at estwora@cityofdaytonmn.com
DATED this 12th day of October, 2012.
CITY OF DAYTON
Sandy Borders, City Clerk
(Oct. 18, 2012)
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Public Notice
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Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates dba Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) is proposing to build a 99-foot monopole Telecommunications Tower on 109th Avenue North, on the east side of Jackson Middle School, Champlin, Minnesota 55316. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corporation – Angela French – 2501 SE Tones Drive, Suite 700, Ankeny, Iowa 50021 – a.french@trileaf.com – (515) 635-0004.
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City of Champlin
(Official Publication)
CITY OF CHAMPLIN
NOTICE TO VOTERS OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a City Election in the City of Champlin, County of Hennepin and State of Minnesota will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at which time the polls will be open from the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The following offices will be elected: ONE MAYOR for a two-year term from all Wards. ONE COUNCILMEMBER for a four-year term from Ward 3. ONE COUNCILMEMBER for a four-year term from Ward 4.
Polling locations are as follows:
Ward 1 – Precinct 1 – Champlin United Methodist Church, 921 Downs Road
Ward 2 – Precinct 1 – Ice Forum at Champlin, 12165 Ensign Avenue
Ward 3 – Precinct 1 – Servant of Christ Lutheran Church, 740 East Hayden Lake Road.
Ward 4 – Precinct 1 – Jackson Middle School, 6000 109th Avenue.
Submitted by:
Roberta Colotti, CMC, City Clerk
Published in the Champlin- Dayton Press on Thursday, October 18 and October 25, 2012.
(Oct. 18 & 25, 2012)
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City of Dayton
(Official Publication)
DAYTON
NOTICE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
ABSENTEE VOTING
Absentee voting may be done during regular City Hall hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, or request an absentee ballot form the Clerk’s office, Dayton City Hall, 12260 So. Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327. The office will be open also on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you need an absentee ballot application, please call Sandy at 763-427-4589.
Sandra Borders, CMC
City Clerk
Published in the Champlin Dayton Press, Thursday, October 18, 2012
(Oct. 18 & 25, 2012)
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City of Dayton
(Official Publication)
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
CITY OF DAYTON, MN
COUNTIES OF HENNEPIN AND WRIGHT
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The Polling locations for the City of Dayton Primary Election shall be held at the established polling locations of the City to-wit:
PRECINCT 1:
Dayton Public Works Building, 16471 So. Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327
PRECINCT 2:
Dayton Senior Center, 18461 Dayton Street, Dayton, MN 55327
PRECINCT 3:
Dayton Elementary School, 12000 So. Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please call 763-427-4589. If you are going to be absent from the precinct the day of the election, Absentee ballots are available at Dayton City Hall, 12260 So. Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327
Sandra Borders, CMC
City Clerk
Published in the Champlin Dayton Press October 18, 2012
(Oct. 18 & 25, 2012)
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City of Dayton
(Official Publication)
NOTICE
DAYTON
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Public Accuracy Testing of the Model 100 voting equipment will be held at the Dayton City Hall, 12260 So. Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327 on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. There will also be a demonstration of the AutoMark Ballot marking machine at the same time. Anyone interested in attending the Public Test / Demonstration is welcome.
Sandra Borders, CMC
City Clerk
Published Champlin Dayton Press, October 18, 2012
(Oct. 18 & 25, 2012)
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City of Champlin
(Official Publication)
CITY OF CHAMPLIN
HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENTS
Notice is hereby given that the Champlin City Council will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers, located at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, MN at 7:00 p.m. on the 22nd of October, 2012 to consider the adoption of the proposed assessment roll assessing properties, all lying within the City of Champlin, Hennepin County, Minnesota, for the following:
Delinquent Weeds/Grasses: Levy 18296
Total Delinquent for all Properties to be Assessed: $10,020.00
The proposed assessment rolls are now on file in the office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection during the regular business hours.
Any person aggrieved by an assessment must file a signed, written objection with the Clerk at, or prior to, the assessment hearing. You may appeal this assessment to the District Court pursuant to Section 429.081 Minnesota Statutes by serving notice of your appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk with 30 days after the adoption of the assessments and filing such notice with Hennepin County District Court within 10 days after service upon the Mayor or City Clerk.
Auxiliary aids for people with disabilities are available upon request if the City is notified at least 72 hours in advance. Please call the Administration Department at 763-421-8100 to make arrangements.
Appeals, question or comments can be mailed or delivered to City of Champlin, City Clerk, 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, MN 55316.
Submitted by:
Roberta Colotti, CMC
City Clerk
Published in the Champlin Dayton Press on October 4th and October 18th, 2012.
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School District 11
(Official Publication)
MINUTES OF MEETING
SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 11
(Anoka-Hennepin School District)
STATE OF MINNESOTA
The School Board of Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District No. 11 held a regular meeting on Monday, September 24, 2012, at the Sandburg Education Center, Anoka, Minnesota.
Chair Heidemann called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
The following members were present: Marci Anderson, Tom Heidemann, John Hoffman, Jeff Simon, Mike Sullivan and Dr. Scott Wenzel.
Chair Heidemann led the pledge of allegiance.
RECOGNITIONS
Blaine High School students were recognized for their success in the art and technological art competitions at the Minnesota State Fair. Students were also honored for their success in the 2012 Internet Science and Technology Fair and Future Game Designer Challenge 2012. Andover High School students were recognized for their success in industrial technology competition at the Minnesota State Fair. Each of the students was given medals in honor of their achievement.
CONSENT AGENDA
Mike Sullivan moved and Marci Anderson seconded the motion to approve the following consent agenda items:
1. Minutes from the September 10, 2012, Board Work Session.
2. Personnel items as follows:
RETIREMENTS
Current or Most Last Day
Name Recent Position Employed
Susan Germanson CPHS- Teacher 6/28/2013
LEAVES OF ABSENCE
Current or Most Leave Leave
Name Recent Position Begins Ends
Sherri Besch Hamilton-Paraeducator 8/8/2012 9/20/2012
Michael Carlson CPHS-Custodian 9/10/2012 10/17/2012
Mindy Cich Sorteberg ECC-Teacher EC/SE 9/13/2012 11/30/2012
Pamela Dorosh-Walther JMS- Teacher 8/28/2012 12/3/2012
Kerrie Fawbush Evergreen Park- Teacher 9/7/2012 11/1/2012
Thomas Kobelinski ESC-Special Ed- Teacher 9/10/2012 10/29/2012
Jane Korpela STEP-Job Coach 8/23/2012 10/3/2012
Sara McMillin McKinley/And./Crk. Lk-Comm Sch. Programmer 9/6/2012 9/7/2012
Lawrence Morgan Bridges- Paraeducator 9/4/2012 9/28/2012
Susan Norberg University Avenue- Paraeducator 9/10/2012 11/30/2012
Diane Rovertson ESC-Paraeducator 9/4/2012 9/28/2012
Matthew Sandys AMS- Teacher 9/28/2012 10/8/2012
Cassandra Tweed Evergreen Park- Paraeducator 9/4/2012 10/9/2012
Elisabeth Williams Sand Creek-Teacher 9/17/2012 10/29/2012
MODIFIED LEAVES OF ABSENCE
Current or Most Leave Leave
Name Recent Position Begins Ends
Olawale Doyeni RMS-Custodian 8/1/2012 9/21/2012
Tracianna Prather S.T.E.P.-Job Coach 9/4/2012 9/14/2012
APPOINTMENTS
Current or Most Effective
Name Recent Position Date Lane/Step FTE Salary
Elementary
David Ahlmann CBPA-Teacher-
Inquiry Specialist 8/27/2012 Bachelors+45/2 0.9000 $37,001
Luke Amundson Franklin-Teacher-
Inquiry Special. 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 0.4800 $18,370
Elizabeth Behling Andover/Ramsey-
Teacher-Music 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.8600 $32,019
Melissa Bjerke Mississippi-Teacher-
Grade 5 8/27/2012 Bachelors/6 1.0000 $43,956
Nancy Breyen Hamilton-Teacher-
Acad. Support 8/27/2012 Bachelors/6 0.5000 $21,978
Shehnaz Budhabhoy Univ Ave-Teacher-
Acad. Support 8/27/2012 Masters/7 0.5000 $26,630
Therese Cofrin Madison-Teacher-
Acad.Support 8/27/2012 Masters/2 0.5000 $21,976
Sheila Nord And.-Teacher SA-
Acad.Support 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.5000 $18,616
Alyssa Potter And.-Teacher-
Inquiry Specialist 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 1.0000 $37,231
Jaime Rollings Mc Kinley-Teacher-
Grade K 9/4/2012 Bachelors/1 0.4900 $18,243
David Rudrud Sand Creek-Teacher-
Inquiry Spec. 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.7400 $27,551
Gloria Sather Adams-Teacher-
Acad. Support 8/27/2012 Bachelors/3 0.5000 $20,072
Emily Sevenz Hoover-Teacher-Grade 5 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 1.0000 $38,271
Barbara Skog Jefferson-Teacher-
Grade K (LTS) 8/27/2012 Bachelors+15/15 0.1765 $10,044
Jessica Slobodzian Jefferson-Teacher-
Grade 1 8/27/2012 Bachelors/4 1.0000 $41,587
Anne Stauffenecker Hamilton-Teacher-
Grade K 8/27/2012 Bachelors+30/3 1.0000 $42,328
Lisa Thul Hoover-Teacher-Grade 1 8/27/2012 Bachelors/6 1.0000 $43,956
Sarah Thurm Jefferson-Teacher-
Grade 4 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 1.0000 $38,271
Susan Vande Kamp Johnsville-Teacher-
Grade K KIP 10/17/2012 Masters/4 0.4171 $20,296
Emily VanHandel Hoover-Teacher-
Acad. Support 8/27/2012 Bachelors/3 0.5000 $20,072
Hilary Wagenfeld Franklin-Teacher-
Acad. Support 8/27/2012 Masters+30/13 0.5000 $35,038
Linda Walker Madison-Teacher-Grade 4 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 1.0000 $38,271
Secondary
Jill Ashley-Grochowski AHS-Teacher-English 8/27/2012 Bachelors+45/14 1.0000 $59,798
Coss Barnette CRMS-Teacher-
Social Studies 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 1.0000 $38,271
Carla Bode AMS-Teacher-
Theatre-Dance 8/27/2012 Bachelors/5 1.0000 $42,867
Robin Bondhus S.T.E.P.-Teacher-
Health Careers 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 1.0000 $38,271
Cullum Buetow- Crossroads-Teacher-
Staples Social Studies 8/27/2012 Bachelors+15/5 1.0000 $44,236
Peter Buller NMS/BHS-Teacher-Music 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.5800 $21,594
Benjamin Bussey AHS-Teacher-Music 8/27/2012 Bachelors/3 0.2500 $10,036
Kathleen Drahosh AHS-Teacher-English 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.6604 $24,588
Casey Folie BHS-Teacher-Math 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 1.0000 $37,231
Deanna Fosness CPHS-Teacher-Math (LTS) 8/27/2012 Bachelors+15/5 0.9733 $43,053
Colleen Graf Franklin-Teacher-
Acad. Support 8/27/2012 Bachelors+15/4 0.5000 $21,418
Todd Griffith CRMS-Teacher-
Social Studies 8/27/2012 Bachelors/3 1.0000 $40,144
Angela Haider CRMS-Teacher-Art 8/27/2012 Masters/4 0.1000 $4,866
Stephanie Harris AHS-Teacher-Science 8/27/2012 Masters+60/8 1.0000 $62,819
Abigail Holmquist And. HS-Teacher-
Foreign Lang. 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.3300 $12,286
Suzanne Hughes BHS-Teacher-Art 8/27/2012 Bachelors/6 0.8300 $36,483
Curtis Huso RMS-Teacher-Art 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.8000 $29,785
Kyle Iverson RMS-Teacher-
Social Studies (LTS) 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 0.1872 $7,163
Stephen Johnson CPHS-Teacher-Music 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.7700 $28,668
Kelsey Kjellberg And HS-Teacher-
Foreign Lang. 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.8400 $31,274
Kassie Larson CRHS-Teacher-
Foreign Lang. 8/27/2012 Masters+45/4 1.0000 $45,035
Nathan Menges Compass-Teacher-
Science 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 1.0000 $37,231
Jennifer Perovich OVMS-Teacher-F&CS 8/27/2012 Bachelors/4 0.9000 $37,428
Michael Periolat CPHS-Teacher-English 8/27/2012 Masters+15/6 1.0000 $54,789
James Peterson JMS-Teacher-
Media Specialist 8/27/2012 Masters+60/14 1.0000 $74,568
Davie Reinhardt AMS-Teacher-F&CS 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 1.0000 $38,271
Nolan Schlinsog BHS-Teacher-English 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 0.3300 $12,286
Greg Sowden BHS-Teacher-English 8/27/2012 Bachelors/3 1.0000 $40,144
Cody Sukalski AMS-Teacher-Phy Ed 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 1.0000 $37,231
Special Education
Jamie Barnes Sorteberg ECC-Teacher-
Speech Clinician 8/27/2012 Masters/1 1.0000 $42,142
Christine Beekman CRMS-Teacher-
MSH(TMH) 8/27/2012 Bachelors/12 1.0000 $54,807
Michaela Borski Sorteberg ECC-Teacher-
ECSE 8/27/2012 Bachelors/3 1.0000 $40,144
Barbara Diemer OVMS-Teacher-SLD 8/27/2012 Bachelors+45/1 1.0000 $39,702
Chelsey Fischer CRMS-Teacher-
Speech Clinician 8/27/2012 Masters/1 1.0000 $42,142
Krystyne Hable-
Lafean Ramsey-Teacher-SLD 8/27/2012 Bachelors/3 0.5000 $20,072
Christopher Hanson LC/DC-Spec Ed-
Teacher-SA 8/27/2012 Bachelors+15/4 1.0000 $42,836
Tasha Hoium Jefferson-Teacher-SLD 8/27/2012 Bachelors+45/2 1.0000 $41,112
Matthew Holt Madison-Teacher-SLD 8/27/2012 Masters/5 1.0000 $50,942
Kate Hulse RTLC-Teacher-
Psychologist 8/27/2012 Masters+60/2 1.0000 $48,025
Kathryn Johnson AHS-Teacher-SLD 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 0.8300 $31,765
Katie Johnson Morris Bye-Teacher-SLD 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 1.0000 $37,231
Joshua Kern AHS-Teacher-SLD 8/27/2012 Bachelors+45/1 1.0000 $39,702
Jennifer Kruger Sorteberg ECC-Teacher-
Psych. 8/27/2012 Masters+60/2 1.0000 $48,025
Kirsten Malmberg AHS-Teacher-E/BD 8/27/2012 Bachelors/1 1.0000 $37,231
Jennifer Manion NMS-Teacher-SLD/DCD 8/27/2012 Bachelors+45/3 1.0000 $43,380
Rachel Maschke Riverview ECC-Teacher-
ECSE 8/27/2012 Bachelors+45/2 1.0000 $41,112
Amanda Salber CRHS-Teacher-SLD 8/27/2012 Bachelors/4 0.5000 $20,794
Melissa Schuster Crossroads-Teacher-
E/BD (LTS) 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 0.3048 $11,665
Debra Settambrino CPHS-Teacher-SLD 8/27/2012 Bachelors/5 1.0000 $42,867
Rebecca Steffens Sorteberg ECC-Teacher-
ECSE 8/27/2012 Masters/1 1.0000 $42,142
Colleen Worby RTLC-Teacher-E/BD 8/27/2012 Bachelors/2 1.0000 $38,271
Administrative
Current or Most Effective
Name Recent Position Date Days Salary
Nicole Barron ESC-CN Business Specialist 9/20/2012 202 $56,715
Based on an annual salary of $73,000 for 260 days
Shannon Gerrety BHS-Assistant Principal 8/1/2012 225 $83,744
Ann Sangster Andover Downtown Ctr-AP 8/1/2012 225 $79,276
A detailed list of the Extra Service Agreements, Curriculum Writing and Behind the Wheel is posted and available through the Anoka-Hennepin ISD 11 District website, www.anoka.k12.mn.us, and at the district office located at 2727 N Ferry Street, Anoka, MN 55303. If you would like a printed copy of this portion of the minutes, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the attention of Sue Seul at the above address.
3. The cash disbursements report:
Fund No. Description Amount
01 General $18,082,314.92
02 Food Service $564,602.96
04 Community Service $807,102.27
06 Building Construction $265,766.76
07 Bond & Interest K-12 $640.63
08 Trust and Agency $0.00
20 Health-Self Insurance $4,782,563.26
21 Dental-Self Insurance $266,446.81
22 Work. Comp.-Self Insurance $72,097.87
47 OPEB Debt Service $0.00
TOTAL DISTRICT $24,841,535.48
4. The cash balance report:
FOOD COM BUILDING DEBT EMP BENE
GENERAL SERVICE SERVICE CONSTR SERVICE TRUST HEALTH
01-101 02-101 04-101 06-101 07-101 08-101 20-101
07/01/12 20,167,130 8,191,566 3,911,561 677,759 13,190,123 89,502 20,842,762
07/31/12 20,657,842 8,016,066 3,471,617 411,501 12,781,265 89,502 16,652,511
08/31/12 65,262,227 7,333,347 4,653,820 (88,782) 13,201,361 89,502 11,017,010
OPEB FY12 Total
EMP BENE EMP BENE DEBT All Balances
DENTAL WK COMP SERV. TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL ALL (1 yr ago
21-101 22-101 47-101 CASH INVEST BALANCES comp)
07/01/12 1,218,886 3,417,897 1,228,008 72,935,192 42,759,027 115,694,219 124,543,754
07/31/12 771,777 3,330,686 836,711 67,019,479 42,759,027 109,778,506 142,792,475
08/31/12 423,067 4,391,082 879,839 107,162,473 77,680,478 184,842,951 135,348,338
The donations received for the month of September are $212,992.23 and the scholarship funds received totaled $4,000.00. A detailed list of the donations and scholarship funds received is posted and available through the Anoka-Hennepin ISD 11 District website, www.anoka.k12.mn.us, and at the district office located at 2727 N Ferry Street, Anoka, MN 55303. If you would like a printed copy of this portion of the minutes, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the attention of Sue Seul at the above address.
5. Approval of the Joint Purchasing Agreement Renville County West #2890.
6. Approval of the Police Liaison-Prevention Program Contracts with the City of Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Champlin and Coon Rapids.
7. The immunization exclusions–names and specifics are not included because of data privacy.
Motion passed.
COMMUNICATIONS DELEGATIONS OR PETITIONS
Tess DeGeest, executive director of the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation (AHEF), and Ann Sievers, co-chair of the Northern Stars Celebration, spoke to the School Board about the upcoming event. Formerly known as the Northern Stars Ball, the name was changed to Celebration because people thought the event was formal and they needed to know how to dance to attend. Sievers said this is not the case and everyone is invited to come, enjoy the event and support Anoka-Hennepin’s students. The Northern Stars Celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, entertainment by Blaine High School students and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event will benefit Anoka-Hennepin students in the areas of early childhood education, talent development, and career and college readiness. For more information go to www.anoka.k12.mn.us.ahef. School Board Chairman Tom Heidemann thanked Sievers and the other volunteers who are working to make the Northern Stars Celebration a success.
Richard Madsen, of Andover, spoke on behalf of a group who came to the School Board meeting to show support for reopening the pool at Oak View Middle School. Currently Andover High School’s swim and dive teams share the pool at Anoka Middle School for the Arts – Fred Moore Campus with Anoka High School. David Bentz, Brooklyn Center, and Karen and Ben Arnold, Andover, also spoke in support of reopening the pool.
Laura Peters, of Ramsey, Brandon Paulson, of Coon Rapids, Paula Mohr, of Anoka, Sue DelCastillo, of Andover, Grace Sakry, of Anoka, and LeMoyne Corgard asked School Board members to rescind School Board Policy 510.10 “Seventh and Eighth Grade Student Participation in High School Athletics.” The policy outlines when middle school athletes can compete at the high school level. The people who spoke want seventh and eighth grade athletes to be able to compete in all high school sports.
Melissa Thompson, Coon Rapids, spoke about proposed changes to the district’s Harassment, Violence and Discrimination Policy. She asked language be included to “absence of malice.”
Robin Mavis, Coon Rapids, thanked School Board members and district staff for revising the Harassment, Violence and Discrimination and Bullying Prohibition policies. She also encouraged them to continue their work to comply with the consent decree with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.
Cindy Thurston, Anoka, shared with members a resolution supporting LGBT History Month in October passed by the Broward County School Board in Florida.
Superintendent Carlson gave a report to the board and reviewed the board calendar. Superintendent Carlson and Chair Heidemann gave a special recognition to Chuck Holden, chief operations officer and his staff, ATS&R, the Communications Department, the Technology Department and everyone involved for all the work required for the moves to Sandburg Education Center and the Educational Service Center on Ferry Street. Chair Heidemann noted these moves were kept under budget. Included in the report is a preview to the Legislative Platform for background information. Superintendent Carlson also recognized the Technology Department for their part in the teleconference rooms in the district. Data Dashboard training is continuing for time saving and productivity measures, it will make a difference in the management in the instruction of our students.
Bill Morris of Decision Resources provided highlights of the community survey of 500 randomly selected households his firm conducted on behalf of the district in June and July. Morris said the survey reflected a shift in perception of school quality that has occurred throughout the metro area recently. “The number of excellent ratings has gone down but good ratings have skyrocketed,” he said. The result for Anoka-Hennepin is a positive rating of quality by 83 percent of those surveyed, putting the district in the top 10 percent of metro districts with regard to quality according to Morris. When asked what they liked most about the district, the “top of the mind” response from the majority of residents was good or excellent education and good teachers. Other frequent responses were broad curriculum, good programs and sports. When asked about the most serious issue facing the district, the issue identified most often was lack of funding, followed by large class size, bullying and budget cuts. “Only five percent said high taxes was a concern, which is a record low,” said Morris. He noted that in districts he surveys, high taxes are usually mentioned by 15 to 20 percent of those surveyed. When asked to describe the reputation of the district, two-thirds of the respondents used favorable adjectives. “You have a very good reputation,” he said. Results of a question on trusting the School Board to do right by children were particularly impressive, Morris said. “At 84 percent that’s one of the highest we have seen in the metro area.”
When asked about the job performance of the School Board, 67 percent rated it good or excellent, which Morris described as “stunning” when balanced against the amount of media coverage the district received last year on controversial issues. “This is one of the top in the metro area,” he said. The job performance of the superintendent and administration were viewed favorably by 66 percent of respondents. Performance of teachers and instructional staff were rated good or excellent by 78 percent. Morris commented teachers have consistently received high ratings over the years and they are among the highest in the metro. Favorable responses to a question on spending money efficiently and effectively increased five percentage points from 48 percent in 2011 to 53 percent. “This is a particularly impressive result. After a referendum, we expect to see a drop in this. That wasn’t the case this time,” said Morris, referring to the 2011 vote on a referendum levy. He pointed out that this question has had markedly different results across the metro area. At 53 percent, Anoka-Hennepin is in the top 25 percent of districts surveyed. A further question on the financial management of the district showed greater improvement, with 53 percent of the community surveyed rating it good or excellent this year in comparison with 42 percent in 2011. Morris noted that the percentage of residents commenting that the district is accountable enough for the quality of education it provides increased again to 74 percent. It has increased each year since a low of 53 percent in 2006. Considering the value of education for property taxes paid, 72 percent of the respondents rated the district good or excellent. This is the highest mark the district has reached in the 10 years surveyed, up from a low of 52 percent in 2002. In terms of communication, 61 percent of respondents said they feel somewhat or very informed about the district, which Morris said is well above the 48 percent norm for the metro suburban area. In summary, Morris described the results as impressive after passage of a referendum. “Most districts don’t see these levels being maintained and even increased,” he said, referring to the finical management, education quality and job performance issues. “You really do still have a huge reservoir of good will across the communities that compose this district.”
Laurie Resch and Ellen Delaney, directors of curriculum, assessment and instruction, presented the annual report on curriculum, instruction and student achievement. This report is required by state law to be presented to the School Board each year by Oct. 1. Much of the information in the report was reported to and reviewed by the Systems Accountability Committee (SAC). A state mandated advisory committee, SAC consists of parents, guardians and community members. SAC members review P-16 curriculum, assessment and instructional programming through a community lens. Members give feedback to Resch and Delaney, the SAC facilitators, and take information they learn in SAC meetings back to their schools. This ensures community partnership in all phases of planning and improving curriculum and instruction. The input and feedback received from SAC members is shared with the Curriculum Advisory Council (CAC), consisting of teachers, as well as the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee (CIAC), consisting of School Board members and district administrators. Topics reviewed by SAC in 2011-12 include: review of the curriculum website; curriculum development process; elementary spelling survey; use of Google sites by secondary students; review of the district’s “Building Futures” plans; high school science program; and the student wellness survey. Amy Peterman, a SAC representative from Andover, joined Resch and Delaney for the SAC report. She told School Board members she has four daughters in Anoka-Hennepin schools. A former teacher in the Mounds View School District, with a husband who teaches in Anoka-Hennepin, she found the SAC’s work interesting and will serve again on this year’s committee. As part of the SAC report, Mary Clarkson, director of Special Education, gave an update on the work of the Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC). Although federally mandated to meet once a year, Anoka-Hennepin’s SEAC meets once a month. Clarkson said SEAC members are fabulous advocates for Anoka-Hennepin students. SEAC will continue to communicate with parents of students with disabilities about resources and opportunities available to Anoka-Hennepin students. School Board Vice-Chair John Hoffman thanked Clarkson and the SEAC for their input and leadership.
Paul Cady, general counsel, presented further proposed revisions to the Equal Educational Opportunity Policy, the Harassment, Violence and Discrimination Policy and the Bullying Prohibition Policy. Cady explained that last winter the district reviewed and modified the Harassment, Violence and Discrimination Policy to better align with the Minnesota Department of Education model policy and to comply with federal laws. Then in March, the district reached an agreement with the federal government that included a requirement to strengthen its anti-bullying policy and procedures. Over the last few months the district received input on its policies from the Great Lakes Equity Center and the Office of Civil Rights of the federal Department of Justice that is reflected in the proposed policies. In addition, the board provided input on the policies that has been incorporated. He noted that most of the proposed changes, which have been approved by the Department of Justice, are more semantic rather than substantive, such as changing school to district, or victim or complainant to target. The primary change in the Equal Educational Opportunity Policy clarifies that the policy applies before and after school on school property, school buses, and school functions at other locations. It also applies to off-campus conduct that causes disruption at school. All three policies address off-campus conduct. The Harassment, Violence and Discrimination Policy was revised to specify that if a complaint involves a school board member, the complaint should be filed directly with the board chair. There is also clarifying language on reporting a complaint and timelines for notification of parents. The biggest change in the Anti-bullying policy is in the definition of bullying. Cady noted that there is not a standard, national definition of bullying; state versions vary. The policy was modified to add the elements of repetitive behavior and an imbalance of power between the bully and the target to the definition. He noted that the definition is from the federal Department of Education website, as suggested by the board. Board chair Tom Heidemann stated that the changes are designed to comply with federal law and Cady said board members have vetted all changes. The policy will come back to the board for approval at the October 22 regular board meeting.
The School Board approved the preliminary 2012 tax levy that taxpayers pay in 2013 to fund the 2013-14 school year. The total levy will decrease by $649.81, which is drop of less than a percent. A look at levy details shows an increase of $2.6 million for Q Comp, which is a new teacher evaluation program that connects teacher compensation to improved teaching skills. That increase is offset by a decrease of nearly $1.8 million in the referendum levy as a result of declining enrollment and an increase of approximately $800,000 in state equalization revenue, which is due to a decline in the district’s tax base. It will also be offset by a decrease nearly $2.5 million in the alternative facility levy, which funds building maintenance. The district will submit the preliminary levy to the county auditors, who will prepare and mail tax statements to property owners. A public hearing on the district’s tax levy is Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Sandburg Education Center, 1902 2nd Ave. N, Anoka. Following the hearing, the board will certify the final levy amounts. John Hoffman moved and Mike Sullivan seconded the motion to approve the preliminary 2012 tax levy. Motion carried.
BOARD CORRESPONDENCE & COMMUNICATIONS
Chair Heidemann recessed the meeting at 8:53 p.m. The meeting reconvened in closed session at 8:57 p.m. to discuss matters requiring data privacy.
John Hoffman moved and Jeff Simon seconded the motion to expel student number one for one year, the student being allowed to return under probation on September 3, 2013. Marci Anderson called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, John Hoffman, Marci Anderson, Mike Sullivan, Dr. Scott Wenzel and Jeff Simon. There being six votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
Mike Sullivan moved and Marci Anderson seconded the motion to expel student number two for one year, the student being allowed to return under probation on March 18, 2013. Marci Anderson called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Mike Sullivan, and Dr. Scott Wenzel. The following voted against the motion: John Hoffman and Jeff Simon. There being four votes for and two votes against the motion, the motion passed.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:25 p.m.
John Hoffman moved and Mike Sullivan seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed.
(Oct. 18, 2012) P1/CD-District11Sept24RegMin

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