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September 27, 2022: Regular Business Meeting

St. Louis Park Public School Board Meeting

Superintendent Report Highlights

  • Student Voter Registration Assembly - Last week High School students Issac Isreal and Sebastian Tangelson coordinated a voter registration assembly at the high school designed to inform students of the importance of civic engagement and voting.

  • Together We Make a Difference World Cafe - St. Louis Park hosted approximately 300 students from High Schools across the metro area on September 21 for the Together We Make a Difference World Cafe regional meeting. “Together We Make a Difference” is an initiative aimed at bringing students together to positively impact school cultures and the environment that surrounds high school contests and activities.

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month - We observe and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. During this month, we recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States.
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Tax Levy and Budget Update 

Director of Business Services Patricia Magnuson provided a tax levy and budget update to review the preliminary Pay 2023 tax levy for St. Louis Park Public Schools in preparation for School Board action to certify the levy at maximum during the evening's Action Agenda and to provide information regarding budget data gathering. 

Director Magnuson reviewed the budget timeline, audit update, and preliminary enrollment numbers and projections. Connected to the levy, Director Magnuson broke down the dollar amounts of the funds connected to the levy, the impact of inflation on the levy formula, and the tax impact on St. Louis Park residents. The levy is what we anticipated and the District continues to thank our voters for their support in the passing of the recent referendum.  

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The St. Louis Park Senior Program started in April of 1972. It celebrates 50 years this year!

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Senior Program Recognition

The St. Louis Park Senior Program is managed by St. Louis Park Public Schools Community Education in partnership with the City of St. Louis Park and other community organizations. 

The program first started in 1972. This year we celebrate 50 years of serving the needs of lifelong learners. 

Members of the Senior Program Advisory Council, including Birdie A., Mary Kay H., and Judith C. shared their experiences as council leaders and the programs, classes, and activities that bring them joy. 

Action Items

Preliminary Levy Approval - The School Board approved the 2022 Preliminary Levy payable in 2023 at maximum.

    Special Session and Closed Session Topics    

Standardized Assessment Scores

Special Session held at 5:30 p.m.

Labor Negotiations Strategy/Planning

Closed Session held at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the Superintendent contract

Openings for School Board Appointed Seats on City Commissions

St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board appoints representatives to serve as liaisons on various City boards and commissions. Currently, the Board is seeking to fill the following commission vacancies:

Community Technology Advisory Commission - advises and collaborates with the city council and boards and commissions on the application of technology for the purpose of improving city services and the quality of life for St. Louis Park's citizens, businesses and visitors. The commission consists of seven regular members, one of which is appointed by the school district, one voting youth member, and ex-officio members.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission - reviews matters related to long-range park and recreation plans. The commission also may offer recommendations in new development areas in relation to park and recreation space. City council may ask the commission to study and advise on other related items. The commission consists of seven regular members, three of which are appointed by the school district, and two youth members.

Human Rights Commission - advises city council on how to ensure equal opportunity and participation in housing, employment, public service, public accommodations and education. The commission consists of 10 regular voting members; one is an attorney, one is appointed by the school district and two are youth members.

If you are interested in serving in one of these roles, please click on the link below to apply. Applicants must be residents of St. Louis Park. All applications are due on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Board action will be taken at the October 25, 2022 regular business meeting to appoint representatives. 

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Get in touch with the School Board

Board members welcome your input. Email the entire School Board at  schoolboard@slpschools.org. You can also call the school board message line with your questions or comments: 952-928-6040. The Board also holds Open Forum at each Business Meeting, which occur on the fourth Tuesday of every month. To participate in Open Forum, please complete this sign-up form by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at which you would like to address the School Board.

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