Mahnomen ISD #432

2014 Board Planning Meeting Minutes

FEBRUARY 26, 2014


CALL TO ORDER at 8:44 a.m. by Jim DeVries in the District Superintendent’s Office.

ROLL CALL Board Members Present:  Jim DeVries, David VanDenEinde, Judy Hanson, Jonathan Large.  Absent:   Jon McArthur and Greg LaVoy. Staff participating at the table were: Superintendent Jeff Bisek, High School Principal Ramona Miller, Elementary Principal Jacob Melby and Secretary Delane Schaumburg.

  • Annual update on state of school district – Supt. Jeff Bisek
  • Technology updates and discussion – Tech. Director, Ben Dahlin
  • World’s Greatest Work Force
    • Achievement Gap Reduction
    • Kindergarten Readiness
    • Read Well By 3rd Grade
    • Career & College Readiness
    • High School Graduation
  • Teacher Evaluations at Mahnomen School District
    • Consists of a Three year review cycle
    • Positive Behavior Strategies Table Talks
  • District Goals
    • 2013 Goals
      • Parent/Student Engagement
        • Parent/Teacher Conferences held in classroom to create a more private environment
        • Parent incentive drawing for participation
        • PBIS introduced in staff development
        • Parent trainings conducted on Synergy’s ParentVue
      • Technology Utilization
        • iPads added to 5-6 grades
        • Chromebooks tested with 7-12 students
        • Staff Development in Synergy, Google docs.
        • Approximately 50% students have dependable connectivity. 
      • Market School to increase enrollment
        • Enrollment is up however, no direct marketing conducted.
    • 2014 Goals
      • Alternative to Suspension
        • The “Wright” Choice
        • Discussion on other alternatives
      • Home Room
        • Advisor/Student time
      • Parent engagement and technology. 
        • Marketing our school


MOTION BY Hanson to adjourn the meeting at 2:41 p.m.   SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE- u/c


RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                                APPROVED BY:

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Judy Hanson, Clerk                                                                Presiding Officer on date of approval Public School District #432              

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