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VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (August 26, 2013)
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 6:50am
The Northfield School Board held is regular meeting on Monday, August 26, 3013, at 7:00 pm in the high school media center. A packet for the meeting, including an agenda, can be found here. The highlights of the meeting were as follows:
- Dr. Richardson reviewed the district's accomplishments for the 2012-2013 school year, and surveyed the challenges for the 2013-2014 school year. Northfield News reporter Erin O'Neill's story can be found here.
- Director of Administrative Services Matt Hillmann gave a report on the successful distribution of iPads to students in grades 6 through 12.
- The Board approved the new 2013-2015 master agreement with the Northfield Education Association (i.e., the teacher contract). The union will vote on the contract on August 28 and September 3. The school district's news release on the tentative contract agreement can be found here.
- The Board approved a school district membership in the Northfield Chamber of Commerce. The Superintendent's memo requesting Board approval of the Chamber membership is on page 71 of the packet. He writes that Chamber membership will allow representatives of the district to "have more active involvement in discussions [at the Chamber] about educational needs and how the community and School District can work together to support expanded educational opportunities and career and college readiness."