VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (May 23, 2016)

The regular meeting of the Northfield School Board took place on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7pm. A packet for the meeting, including an agenda, can be found here (table file here). Highlights of the meeting included:
  • public comment on an administrative plan to shift 0.4 FTE from middle school band to create equal 1,0 FTE positions for middle school band, middle school orchestra, high school band, and high school orchestra. Appproximately 70 members of the public were present, and 20 spoke at the open mic. The first hour of the video is public comment.
  • approval of new "positive attention and learning support" (PALS) positions at each of the elementary schools to address an increase in students with severe social, emotional, and behavioral issues. 
  • approval of new clerical staff positions, on a trial basis, to handle special education paperwork.
  • approval of a policy (board policy 560) on student memorials. 

The next regular meeting of the school board will be held on Monday, June 13, at 7pm, in the high school media center.