Board Meeting Highlights

ISD 199 School Board Meeting Highlights: April 23, 2018
Posted on 04/26/2018
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The Inver Grove Heights School Board met on Monday, April 23, with the following items on the agenda:

District Highlights

  • Cast and crew members from Simley Theatre’s “Wizard of Oz” production talked about the upcoming musical and why community members should see it. ISD 199 Director of Community Education also updated the board that the Community Theatre, which is producing “Little Shop of Horrors” this summer, will hold an information meeting on Thursday, May 3. The meeting will be in the Simley High School Spartan Center and will be for anyone who wants to be involved in the production, from orchestra and acting to publicity and costume design. Visit for more information and updates on available cast and crew opportunities.
  • Superintendent Dave Bernhardson introduced ISD 199 Student Advisory Council members, who spoke about their experience on the 2017-2018 council, and ISD 199 Director of Food Services, Glen Ritter, and Assistant Director of Food Services, Sarah Blaida, who spoke about gathering council feedback during a taste test in March.

Consent Agenda

  • Minutes from previous school board meeting
  • Minutes from closed meeting on March 12, 2018
  • Cash disbursements
  • Personnel transactions and donations
  • Gifts and grants
  • Field trips
  • TriDistrict Advisory Council Member

Information Items

  • ISD 199 Assistant Director of Special Education, Abel Riodique, gave an update on the ISD 199 School Start and End Time Review Committee, the information they are considering, and the timeline for a decision.
  • Superintendent Bernhardson presented an update on the 2018-2019 budget, including how approved referendum funds will be used to fulfill goals highlighted before the referendum and help students succeed.
  • Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and policy committee member, Tracy Lautt, presented the first reading for review of policies.
  • Board committee reports
  • Membership reports

Action Items

  • Approval of Release of Probationary Teachers
  • Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement with IUOE, Local 70, Representing Custodial Employees
  • Approval of 2018-2019 Board & Committee Meeting Schedule

Meeting information and video of the April 23 meeting are available on the district website, The board will hold a work session on May 7 and a board meeting on May 14. Both meetings will be at 5:30 PM at the ISD 199 District Office, 2990 80th Street East in Inver Grove Heights.