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Middle school recognized at May school board meeting
The NBAPS school board held its regular meeting on Thursday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m. in room 126 of the North Branch Area Education Center. The agenda included recognition, Supt.'s report, a number of policy actions, and more. Here is a podcast of the meeting, and here are the meeting materials.

Recognition: Middle school students and staff were recognized for receiving a "Faces of Change" award. The award is given to schools that are making a difference in school bullying and contributing to a positive climate.

Supt.'s report: A representative of  the Forest Lake YMCA summarized for the school board the many opportunities available to residents. Director of Teaching and Learning David Treichel gave an annual report on the Distance Learning program. An annual report was also provided for Early Childhood programming by Sunrise Principal Lori Zimmerman and Early Childhood and Family Services Coordinator Erica Bjerketvedt. Community Relations Coordinator Patrick Tepoorten summarized the results from the most recent Thoughtexchange process. These presentations can be found in the meeting materials.

Policy: The school board considered a number of policies. A complete list can be found in the meeting agenda.

Student fee hearing: A pubic hearing on student fees was scheduled for June 8, at 5:30 p.m. in room 126 of the North Branch Area Education Center.

In other news: The school board considered tenures and non-renewals.

Date to remember:
May 30 - Senior Awards Night, 6:30 pm, North Branch High School Auditorium
May 30 - Special school board meeting - closed session to discuss negotiations, summary of superintendent evaluation, May 30, 4:30 p.m., room 126 of the North Branch Area Education Center
June 1 - Canvass the Election, 5 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 126
June 1 - Life Work Center Graduation and Awards Ceremony, 6 pm, Middle School Cafeteria
June 2 - Bus Driver Awards Breakfast, 8:15 am, Middle School East Cafeteria
June 7 - Graduation of the Class of 2017, 7 p.m., North Branch High School, West Gymnasium. Board members should be there at 6:30 p.m.
June 8 - Policy Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 118
June 8 - Public Hearing on Student Fees, 5:30 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 126
June 8 - Regular School Board Meeting, beginning immediately after the Public Hearing, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 126
June 9 - End of Year Staff Breakfast, North Branch High School Cafeteria, Coffee at 7:15 am; Recognition Program at 7:30 am
   
Author: ptepoorten   E-Mail: ptepoorten@isd138.org