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School Board Work Session Minutes - December 9, 2013

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BOARD WORK SESSION

December 9, 2013

A board work session of the School Board of Independent School District No. 518, Worthington, Minnesota, was held at the High School Media Center, 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, Minnesota on December 9, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.

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The following were present: BOARD MEMBERS – Lori Dudley, Stephen Schnieder, Joel Lorenz, Brad Shaffer, Linden Olson, Mark Shepherd, Scott Rosenberg. Absent – None

ADMINISTRATORS – John Landgaard, Superintendent, Dave Skog, Director of Management Services, Pat Morphew, Accountant

The purpose of the work session was for the school board to meet with district and building administrators to discuss various ongoing topics affecting the school district.

Superintendent Landgaard gave general background information and presented various funding projections based on various factors. The members were divided into two groups for small group discussion on identified Instructional and Operational topics.

The Instructional group reviewed and discussed the recent bond referendum election, possible needed upgrades to District athletic facilities, the newly required teacher evaluation model implementation process, open enrollment, and suggestions for a possible reduction list in the event the operating referendum does not pass.

The Operating group reviewed and discussed the recent operating referendum election, possible remodeling/facility changes to meet current district needs, District office structure and possible changes or space requirements, the possibility of adding a Public Relations position, the possibility of adding a Human Resources position, and suggestions for a possible reduction list in the event the operating referendum does not pass.

Both groups presented a summary of their groups discussions and identified possible future topics and information need for future discussions.

Work session adjourned at 5:48 p.m.

Lori Dudley, Clerk

David Skog, Deputy Clerk

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