Public Notices 02/21/2013 – Champlin/Dayton Press

City of Champlin
(Official Publication)
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
2013 STREET SEAL COAT PROJECT
CITY PROJECT NO. 21302
FOR THE CITY OF CHAMPLIN
HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Champlin at the office of the City Clerk until 10:10 a.m. local time, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the City Hall located at 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, Minnesota 55316 and will be publicly opened and read at said time and place by representatives of the City of Champlin. Said proposals for the furnishing of all labor and materials for the construction, complete in-place, of the following approximate quantities of construction items:
34,770 GAL Bituminous Material for Seal Coat (CRS-2P)
139,080 SY Seal Coat Aggregate FA-2, Class A
The bids must be submitted on the Proposal Forms provided in accordance with the Contract Documents, Plans, and Specifications as prepared by WSB & Associates, Inc., 701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55416, which are on file with the City Engineer of Champlin, 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, Minnesota 55316 and may be seen at the office of the Consulting Engineers or at the office of the City Engineer.
Complete digital Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications for use by Contractors submitting a bid are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for a nonrefundable fee of $20.00 by inputting Quest project #2398449 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.
An optional paper set of Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications may be obtained from the Consulting Engineers, WSB & Associates, Inc., 701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55416, for a nonrefundable fee of $40.00 per set, check payable to WSB & Associates, Inc.
Bids will only be accepted from Contractors who purchase digital or paper Bidding Documents as specified above.
No bids will be considered unless sealed and filed with the City Clerk of Champlin and accompanied by a cash deposit, cashier’s check, or certified check, or bid bond made payable to the City of Champlin for five percent (5%) of the amount bid, to be forfeited as liquidated damages in the event that the bid be accepted and the bidder fails to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required bond.
No bids may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of opening of bids. The City of Champlin reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
DATED: January 28, 2013
BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL
s/s Roberta Colotti
City Clerk
Champlin, MN
PUBLISHED IN THE:
Champlin-Dayton Press February 7, 14, and 21, 2013
Finance & Commerce February 6, 13, and 20, 2013
(Feb. 7,14,21, 2013)
CD-Proj21302
School District 11
(Official Publication)
Advertisement for Bid
Bid #
13020B
Description of Bid
Champlin Park High School – Plaza Reconstruction
Bid Opening
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm
For more information regarding the above bid, please visit the Anoka Hennepin ISD #11 website at:
www.anoka.k12.mn.us/purchasingbids
(Feb. 14 & 21, 2013)
P1/CD-13020B
School District 11
(Official Publication)
Advertisement for Bid
Bid #
13017B
Description of Bid
Sandburg Tuckpointing and Windows – Phase 3
Bid Opening
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm
For more information regarding the above bid, please visit the Anoka Hennepin ISD #11 website at:
www.anoka.k12.mn.us/purchasingbids
(Feb. 14 & 21, 2013)
P1/CD-13017B
School District 11
(Official Publication)
Advertisement for Bid
Bid #
13021B
Description of Bid
Anoka Middle School Fred Moore Campus – Pool Tunnel Restoration
Bid Opening
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm
For more information regarding the above bid, please visit the Anoka Hennepin ISD #11 website at:
www.anoka.k12.mn.us/purchasingbids
(Feb. 21 & 28, 2013)
P1/CD-13021B

Certificate of Assumed Name
(Official Publication)
Office of the Minnesota
Secretary of State
Assumed Name /
Certificate of Assumed Name
Minnesota Statutes,
Chapter 333
The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.
1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted:
Signature Garage Door Consulting
2. Principal Place of Business:
11601 Kentucky Ave. North, Champlin MN 55316
3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address:
Signature Consulting, Inc., 11601 Kentucky Ave. North, Champlin MN 55316
4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.
FILED: January 17, 2013
/s/ Joseph Pinto, Jr, CEO
(February 21 & 28, 2013) CD-SignatureGarage
City of Dayton
(Official Publication)
ORDINANCE NO. 2013-02
(Ordinance Summary)

CITY OF DAYTON
HENNEPIN AND WRIGHT COUNTIES, MINNESOTA

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING DAYTON CITY CODE SECTION 1001.063 SUBD. 3 (5) REGARDING PERMITTED INTERIM USES IN THE BUSINESS PARK DISTRICT

The above-referenced Ordinance amends the Dayton City Code §1001.063, subd. 3(5) by adding auto vehicle sales, not including auto auctions, as an interim use within the Business Park (B-P) district. This summary is adopted pursuant to Minn. Stat. §412.191, Subd. 4.
A full copy of the Ordinance is available for inspection and copying at the Dayton City Hall located at 12260 S. Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, Minnesota 55327
Dated: February 12, 2013.
City Clerk Sandra Borders

(Feb. 21, 2013) CD-Ord2013-02
City of Dayton
(Official Publication)
ORDINANCE NO. 2013-
(Ordinance Summary)

CITY OF DAYTON
HENNEPIN AND WRIGHT COUNTIES, MINNESOTA

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING DAYTON CITY CODE SECTION 1001.063 SUBD. 3 (5) REGARDING PERMITTED INTERIM USES IN THE BUSINESS PARK DISTRICT
The above-referenced Ordinance amends the Dayton City Code §1001.063, subd. 3(5) by adding auto vehicle sales, not including auto auctions, as an interim use within the Business Park (B-P) district. This summary is adopted pursuant to Minn. Stat. §412.191, Subd. 4.
A full copy of the Ordinance is available for inspection and copying at the Dayton City Hall located at 12260 S. Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, Minnesota 55327
Dated:, 2013.
City Clerk
(Feb. 21, 2013) CD-1001.063
City of Dayton
(Official Publication)
Public Notice
CITY OF DAYTON, MN
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., or soon hereafter, the Dayton City Council will hold a meeting in the Dayton City Council Chambers located at 12260 S. Diamond Lake Rd., Dayton, MN 55327. The following matter will be discussed:
An Ordinance amending the City of Dayton Zoning Map to rezone parcels located immediately west of Balsam Lane North, between Diamond Lake Road S and Dayton River Road from B-1, Office Business District to B-2, Neighborhood Business District.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend. All written and verbal testimony will be taken at this meeting and signed letters will be accepted prior to the meeting. Copies of the staff report can be obtained by contacting the Dayton Planning Department at 763-427-4589.
Please feel free to contact Tina Goodroad, City Planner, at planning@cityofdaytonmn.com or 763-421-3487.

Respectfully submitted,
Tina Goodroad, City of Dayton
(Feb. 21, 2013) CD-BalsamLnRezone

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, January 28, 2013, 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, Bill Harvey, Tom Heidemann, John Hoffman, Jeff Simon, Mike Sullivan (remotely) and Dr. Scott Wenzel.
Chair Heidemann led the pledge of allegiance.
RECOGNITIONS
The School Board recognized the following staff and groups of students. Each of them was given medals in honor of their achievement.
Derek Pehlke, a senior at Anoka High School, was recognized for serving as president of the SkillsUSA Minnesota chapter. Adviser Bill Voigt said Pehlke was elected by his peers from across the state and complimented him for being a “behind the scenes leader.” Voigt said that the Skills USA state director communicated that Pehlke’s potential is unlimited.
Students from Jackson Middle School were recognized for taking part in the All-State Honor Choir. They were: Dylan Burchill, Grant Goulson, Allison Kuehn, Ethan Lizotte, Nicholas Lulloff, Nikki Nguyen, Christa Retka, Alec Rohweder, Taylor Sloat, and Grace Wilson.
Students from Anoka Middle School for the Arts who were selected for honor choirs were Grace Matson and Kathryn Hiller. Matson performed with the seventh and eighth grade choir and Hiller with the fourth, fifth and sixth grade choir.
The students auditioned in October. Honor choirs performed at the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) State Convention. The November convention marked the 50th anniversary of Minnesota ACDA. The choirs also performed at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi in November.
Chuck Holden, chief operations officer, recognized the team that worked to remodel Sandburg Education Center and consolidate district administration at the new Educational Service Center (ESC) at 2727 North Ferry St, Anoka. Holden said the two buildings complete the four-year process of closing eight schools, re-purposing low incidence programs from storefront leases to the schools and combining the administration into one site to reduce overhead costs. Sandburg Education Center allows for staff development training to be conducted without additional leasing of space. The building can house more than 1,000 visitors per day when the conference space and gyms are fully utilized. Holden also acknowledged ATSR, the architectural firm, for its design assistance and mechanical work through the Sandburg process, as well as contractors, Merrimac and CM Construction.
Staff presented to the School Board by Holden included:
• Steve Anderson, director of buildings and grounds.
• Mike Brown, woodshop/maintenance specialist lead and carpenters Randy Sveningson, Scott Pflipsen and Patrick Showalter.
• Jeff Barker, lead custodian at Sandburg.
• Curt Maki, indoor air quality coordinator.
• Chris Nielsen, health/safety coordinator.
• Tom Karp, operations supervisor.
• Roger Wood, maintenance supervisor.
• Tom Redmann, site and grounds supervisor.
• Jeff Martin, custodian support at Sandburg.
• Cindy Harris, media services.
• Kim Mattson, purchasing manager.
• Mark Ackerman, construction project supervisor.
• Greg Anderson, warehouse supervisor.
“I am deeply honored to work with all these folks,” Holden said. “They are not only professionals, and very talented in all they do, but they are pleasant and a joy to work with every day.”
Dr. Joel VerDuin introduced the two Anoka-Hennepin teachers who were recognized by TIES as “Exceptional Teachers” for 2013: Kelly Foss, a geography teacher at Jackson Middle School, and Paul Tatkenhorst, a social studies teacher at Anoka High School. The teachers were nominated for the award by peers and students. Both teachers gave a presentation about how they use technology in the classroom. Foss uses learning management systems, such as Moodle and Schoology, and allows students to email, access work, complete online assignments, and turn in completed assignments electronically. Tatkenhorst has “flipped” his economics classroom. Students watch his lectures at home and class time is asking Tatkenhorst questions, and having conversations with other students about how economics applies to their lives.
CONSENT AGENDA
Marci Anderson moved and Jeff Simon seconded the motion to approve the following consent agenda items:
1. Minutes from the January 14, 2013, Board meeting.
2. Personnel items as follows:
RETIREMENTS
Current or Most Last Day
Name Recent Position Employed
Peggy Brown AMS-Paraeducator 3/7/2013
Renee Jaroscak Madison- Teacher 6/7/2013
Stuart Lasky Andover HS- Teacher 6/7/2013
Barbara Matter Crooked Lake- Teacher 6/7/2013
Carol Peterson Hamilton- Teacher 3/8/2013
Kathleen Pimlott BHS- Teacher 6/7/2013
Barry Terrass AHS- Teacher 6/14/2013
LEAVES OF ABSENCE
Current or Most Leave Leave
Name Recent Position Begins Ends
Andrea Carter Morris Bye- Teacher 1/14/2013 4/12/2013
Joni Caywood-Brooks ESC-Cape Staff 1/14/2013 1/25/2013
Debra Cordes Sand Creek- Teacher 1/22/2013 7/22/2013
Marypaul Foreman AMS- Teacher 1/2/2013 1/21/2013
Lawrence Friendt JMS- Paraeducator 12/18/2012 1/21/2013
Ann Herlofsky Rum River-Assistant Principal 2/25/2013 3/1/2013
Deborah Hoenie AMS-Secretary 1/7/2013 1/30/2013
Denise Kanieski Oxbow Creek- Paraeducator 1/11/2013 2/1/2013
Daniel Mades Jefferson- Teacher 1/22/2013 2/4/2013
Katie Mades Sorteberg ECC- Teacher 1/16/2013 4/16/2013
Nancy Pflipsen OVMS- Paraeducator 1/7/2013 1/17/2013
Nicole Pierson RMS- Teacher 1/8/2013 1/18/2013
Carrie Scheu Crossroads- Teacher 1/9/2013 4/9/2013
Eugene Stroinski Paraeducator 1/4/2013 1/21/2013
Saleha Sultani CRHS-Child Nutrition 1/2/2013 1/18/2013
Kari Volk CED- -School Readiness 1/17/2013 3/14/2013
MODIFIED LEAVES OF ABSENCE
Current or Most Leave Leave
Name Recent Position Begins Ends
Jon Bromenschenkel Lincoln- Teacher 8/27/2012 1/18/2013
Barry Campeau Monroe-Custodian 11/21/2012 2/1/2013
Mizuho Castle CPHS-Child Nutrition 11/13/2012 1/29/2013
Joni Caywood-Brooks ESC-Cape Staff 12/17/2012 1/11/2013
Thomas Kobelinski ESC-Special Ed- Teacher 9/10/2012 6/7/2013
Melissa Kocisko River Trail LC-Site Supervisor 11/18/2011 6/28/2013
Carolyn Lakanen ESC-Secretary 12/17/2012 1/25/2013
Heidi Lovdahl Rum River-Child Nutrition 12/5/2012 1/25/2013
Kari Meyer Monroe- Teacher 9/24/2012 1/10/2013
Constance Miller-Dub S.T.E.P.- Paraeducator 7/3/2012 3/8/2013
Kathleen Thompson BHS- Teacher 1/2/2013 1/25/2013
Melissa Upton S.T.E.P.-Teacher 12/4/2012 1/11/2013
APPOINTMENTS
Current or Most Effective
Name Recent Position Date Lane/Step FTE Salary
Elementary
Laura Jopp Adams-Teacher-Art 1/4/2013 Bachelors/1 0.0454 $1,691
Secondary
Karl Anderson AHS-Teacher-Math 1/2/2013 Masters+30/6 0.4826 $27,290
Courtney Folwick OVMS-Tcher-Gr 6 (LTS) 12/10/2012 Bachelors/4 0.3048 $12,676
Tammy Marshall OVMS-Teacher-Art 12/18/2012 Bachelors+30/1 0.3497 $13,581
Ashley Schiferli BHS-Teacher-Foreign Lang. (LTS) 1/2/2013 Bachelors/1 0.2513 $9,358
Special Education
Kimberly Oertwich Bridges-Teacher-MSH(TMH) LTS 1/9/2013 Bachelors/3 0.3048 $12,236
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 $15,233,378.37
02 Food Service $657,747.12
04 Community Service $635,497.68
06 Building Construction $69,073.85
07 Bond & Interest K-12 $425.00
08 Trust and Agency $0.00
20 Health-Self Insurance $2,448,928.14
21 Dental-Self Insurance $234,421.82
22 Work. Comp.-Self Ins. $65,320.62
47 OPEB Debt Service $0.00
TOTAL DISTRICT $19,344,792.60
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
09/30/12 96,286,704 7,519,741 4,581,548 (361,573) 13,200,720 89,502 13,413,128
10/31/12 116,317,419 7,758,845 5,222,090 (511,084) 17,504,521 89,502 11,849,745
11/30/12 88,024,552 6,565,590 4,784,555 3,106,499 21,873,878 89,502 13,693,180
12/31/12 88,206,602 6,756,264 4,490,043 3,004,897 23,023,797 89,502 13,642,165
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
09/30/12 538,168 2,386,214 879,839 138,533,991 34,921,450 173,455,442 157,691,882
10/31/12 557,046 3,324,870 1,318,043 163,430,999 34,921,450 198,352,450 185,234,713
11/30/12 880,781 3,358,539 1,753,125 144,130,201 34,921,450 179,051,651 203,175,648
12/31/12 1,009,578 3,396,310 1,867,990 145,487,148 46,081,450 191,568,598 175,287,232
The donations received for the month of January are $126,330.30 and the scholarship funds received totaled $2,900. 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 Northwestern Anoka County Community Consortium Joint Powers Agreement with Anoka County.
6. Approval of the Andover Community Center Ice Lease for ice time for Andover HS hockey teams.
7. Approval of the renewal of the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Anoka County, Community Social Services Department Contract.
8. Approval of the 2012-2013 Budget Amendment.
9. Approval of the Pay Equity Report.
10. The immunization exclusions–names and specifics are not included because of data privacy.
Motion passed.
COMMUNICATIONS DELEGATIONS OR PETITIONS
Peter Scheller and Ian Ivens, students at Jackson Middle School, and Kevin Ivens, a Champlin Park Nordic skiing coach, spoke in favor of allowing middle school students to compete in high school varsity races.
Rick Heller followed up with the School Board about issues related to providing information for print disabled students.
Superintendent Carlson gave a report to the board and reviewed the board calendar. Wednesday, January 20 is a local government officials meeting, February 4 is a data dashboard meeting, February 11 is a School Board Work Session. The report includes a number of reports: pay equity report, activities directors issue resolution process, Project Lead the Way and the band program at Anoka Middle School for the Arts. Michelle Vargas and Superintendent Carlson testified at the Capitol on the impact of the Governor’s budget and did a brief summary for the School Board and community.
Aaron Nielsen, principal with Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich & Company (MMKR) reviewed the annual audit his firm conducted of the district’s financial statements for the 2012 fiscal year (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012). The auditor gave the district a clean opinion, which is the best assessment an auditor can provide. He said there were no findings or weaknesses in the district’s internal controls and compliance and that findings issued last year have been cleared. Nielsen provided comparisons of school districts’ revenue and expenditures noting that Anoka-Hennepin received $80 more per student than the state average in the general fund, but $412 less per student than the metro average for 2011 (the latest year for which comparisons are available). With an enrollment of 38,700 students, the district would have received another $15.9 million a year if it had received metro average funding. The district’s general fund expenditures are $101 less per student than the state average and $554 less than the metro average, excluding capital expenditures. The district’s unassigned general fund balance has increased from 2.5 percent of total expenditures in 2008 to 10.3 percent in 2012.
Investment manager Merle Waters of Wells Fargo reviewed the district’s investments to pay for Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB). By statute, the district is required to allow retirees to purchase health insurance from the district at the current rate before they are age 65 and Medicare-eligible. The additional cost to provide the benefits at the active employee rate is considered an Other Post Employment Benefit; a long-term liability is attached to this cost. The district does not pay for their health insurance. In 2009 the District issued OPEB Bonds to fund this long-term liability. The bonds were invested and are being managed by Wells Fargo to last for 20 or more years. The district can draw annually the difference in premium and actual cost to insure retirees. The fund portfolio has increased by $3 million since the trust was funded, according to Waters. He said the portfolio is very broadly diversified and is in line with its investment targets and state regulations.
Michael de Leon of DeLoitte Consulting presented an actuarial valuation of the district’s trust to pay costs associated with Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB). He stated that the trust is appropriately funded. District actual costs are well below projected costs and far below national averages.
Paul Cady, general counsel, presented the second reading of the School Activities policy, No. 510.0. The School Activities policy refers to the responsibility of students, employees and community members in regards to the student activity program. It specifically focuses on behavior, rules of participation and its scheduled evaluation. The policy reaffirms both the student discipline policy and Minnesota State High School League rules. Dr. Scott Wenzel motioned and Marci Anderson seconded to adopt policy No. 510.0. Motion carried.
The Equal Access to School Facilities policy allows students to conduct non-curricular meetings in school facilities no matter the religious, political or philosophical content. The district does not sponsor or approve the content of such meetings. Students must initiate any meetings on their own and follow established procedures. The Equal Access to School Facilities policy, No. 801.0 was motioned by Tom Heidemann and seconded by Jeff Simon. Motion carried. Both policies can be seen in their entirety in the Jan. 28 School Board agenda.
Dr. Jinger Gustafson, associate superintendent for elementary schools, and Linda Anderson, director of Student Services, presented the proposed “2013-14 Integration Budget.” The integration budget reflects the district’s partnership with the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD). The presentation reviewed growing integration laws; integration collaborative status, the purpose of the Desegregation Collaboration Community Council, NWSISD’s 2012-16 goals, Anoka-Hennepin’s progress report, and the proposed 2013-14 budget. Minnesota’s desegregation rule was created to enable all students to have opportunities to achieve academic success and recognizes the societal benefits from having schools that are racially balanced. Minnesota’s rule provides parents a choice regarding where their child should attend school, prevents segregation in schools and encourages school districts to provide opportunities for students to attend schools that are racially balanced. The ultimate goal is to close the achievement gap between white students and “protected students,” which includes students of a different race, religion or sexual orientation. To qualify for integration revenue, districts have to have a racially identifiable school site, be racially isolated, adjoin a racially isolated school district, or voluntarily join to reduce the isolation of a racially isolated district. Anoka-Hennepin has two racially identifiable schools – Monroe Elementary School: Mathematics, Science and Children’s Engineering; and Evergreen Park World Cultures Community School. The Desegregation Community Collaboration Council (DCCC) is responsible for assisting the development of the Anoka-Hennepin integration budget. The DCCC consists of parents from Evergreen and Monroe and University Avenue Elementary – Aerospace and Children’s Engineering; community members; law enforcement; and Anoka-Hennepin staff.
NWSISD goals for 2012-16 include:
• Create culturally inclusive learning environments by creating awareness, opportunities, training, and resources for them and by providing inter-district opportunities to work together around them.
• Create inter-district interactions among staff and parents that improve intercultural competency and increase student achievement.
• Assist students, including students from racially diverse backgrounds, to be prepared for post-secondary success.
Anoka-Hennepin’s Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely, and Evaluation (SMART) goals are:
• By fall of 2016, the achievement gap in proficiency on the math Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) between students of color and white students will decrease by 5.5 percent, from the current gap of 21.83 percent to 16.33 percent, which is an average of 1.1 percent per year.
• By fall of 2016, the achievement gap in proficiency on the reading MCAs between students of color and white students will decrease by 5.63 percent, from the current gap of 16.52 percent to 11.04 percent, which is an average of 1.10 percent per year.
• By spring of 2016, the Anoka-Hennepin School District will increase district wide culturally specific parent and/or guardian groups from one to six. Groups will specifically represent: Hispanic, Hmong, Russian, Arabic, and African. Currently, Anoka-Hennepin has a parent and/or guardian group representing American Indian students.
• By fall 2015, the Anoka-Hennepin School District will increase the number of staff who have completed a three-year cycle of professional development surrounding cultural responsive teaching from 197 to 662.
• By fall 2015, the Anoka-Hennepin School District will increase the percentage of staff (teachers, support staff and administrators) representing American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black or African America, Hispanic/Latino of any race, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander or two or more races by .8 percent, from 4.31 percent of Anoka-Hennepin staff who are voluntarily declared the above ethnicities, to 5.11 percent, which is an average of .2 percent per year.
Almost 80 percent of the integration budget is spent on student support. The budget also includes funding for staff development, administration and the NWSISD. Student support programs that receive funding include Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) that helps prepare students for college, Discover U (a summer program) and student learning advocates who work directly with students. Staff development costs include Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED). School Board member Jeff Simon asked about the benefits of belonging to NWSISD. Benefits include free transportation for students from outside of the school district who want to attend Anoka-Hennepin specialty schools that are part of NWSISD, such as Monroe Elementary, Anoka Middle School for the Arts and the Center for Engineering, Mathematics and Science at Blaine High School. Students also get to take part in activities sponsored by NWSISD. Superintendent Dennis Carlson said the collaboration also helps Anoka-Hennepin to provide opportunities for students it could not do as well on its own. School Board Chair Tom Heidemann complimented Gustafson and Anderson on their presentation and said he is impressed by the improved math scores. The chair also likes that School Board members will be able to present legislators with information that show the results of financial investments. Heidemann asked if there is a way to use American College Testing (ACT) scores used by students’ prospective colleges as a point of achievement. Gustafson and Larson will look into adding that information. The proposed budget will come before the board Feb. 25 for final approval.
Chair Tom Heidemann recessed the meeting at 8:40 p.m. The meeting reconvened in closed session at 8:47 p.m. to discuss matters requiring data privacy.
Marci Anderson 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, pending successful completion of a chemical dependency program. Dr. Scott Wenzel called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Dr. Scott Wenzel, Bill Harvey, and Jeff Simon. There being five votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
Jeff Simon moved and Tom Heidemann seconded the motion to expel student number two for one year, the student being allowed to return under probation on September 3, 2013 or walk in graduation ceremonies at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, pending completion of a chemical dependency program. Dr. Scott Wenzel called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Dr. Scott Wenzel, Bill Harvey, and Jeff Simon. There being five votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
Chair Heidemann recessed the meeting at 8:57 p.m. The meeting reconvened in closed executive session at 9:10 p.m. to discuss negotiations.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:40 p.m. Dr. Scott Wenzel moved and Marci Anderson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed.
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