VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (January 11, 2016)

The Northfield School Board held its organizational meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016, at 7 pm, in the High School media center. A packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights included the election of school board officers: Julie Pritchard (chair), Ellen Iverson (vice-chair), Noel Stratmoen (clerk), and Rob Hardy (treasurer).

The organizational meeting was followed by the regular meeting of the school board. A packet for the meeting can be found here, and the table file here. Highlights of the meeting included:

  • an update on the creation of the new Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative (CVSEC), covered in the Northfield News here;
  • a report on the "Why We Play" program;
  • an update on the creation of a school zone along Hwy 246 in front of the high school and middle school;
  • the resignation of board member Anne Maple. The district will soon be accepting applications to fill the vacant seat on the board, with an appointment expected to be made at the regular meeting on February 8.

Listen to Dr. Chris Richardson talking about the meeting with Jeff Johnson on KYMN here

The next meeting of the school board will be a special meeting to consider and take action on an administration recommendation to expel a student. The meeting will be held in the high school media center at 7pm on Thursday, January 14. The board will meet in closed session to consider action on the recommendation. And agenda can be found here. The next regular meeting of the school board will be held on Monday, January 25, at 7 pm, in the high school media center.