Board Highlights: October 23

ISD 199 School Board Meeting Highlights: October 23, 2017
Posted on 10/26/2017
ISD 199 logoThe Inver Grove Heights School Board met on Monday, October 23, with the following items on the agenda:

District highlights
  • Simley High School and Inver Grove Heights Middle School Activities Director, Will Short, presented Simley wrestler Daniel (Greg) Kerkvliet, who won the gold medal in the United World Wrestling Cadet World Championship. Greg is the first student in Simley’s history to have done so.

  • ISD 199 Superintendent Dave Bernhardson presented this year’s Student Advisory Council. Students talked about their first meeting and some of the discussions they had around start times, community education offerings, and other subjects that directly impact them.

Consent agenda
  • Minutes from previous school board meeting

  • Minutes from the special meeting on October 9, 2017

  • Cash disbursements

  • Personnel transactions and donations

  • Gifts and grants

  • Substitute Nurse Pay

Information items
  • Salem Hills Elementary School Principal, Tina Willette, presented Salem Hills’s school improvement plan for the 2017-2018 school year, including comments from 4th grader Courage Okojie, who spoke at H2O for Life’s fundraiser and helped the organization raise $75,000. The funds will help H2O for Life organize service learning projects at schools like Salem Hills so students can help children in other countries access clean water, something Courage is now passionate about.

  • ISD 199 Director of Learning Teajai Anderson Schmidt presented an enrollment update for the school board

  • The ISD 199 Director of Learning also presented a state testing update

  • Superintendent Bernhardson presented an election update 

  • Board committee reports

  • Membership reports

Action items
  • Approval of the School Board Self-Appraisal Process

  • Approval of the Equity Alliance Extension

Meeting information and video of the October 23 meeting are available on the district website, The next board work session will be held on Monday, November 13, at the District Office, 2990 80th Street East in Inver Grove Heights. The next board meeting will be held on Monday, November 27, at Inver Grove Heights Middle School, 8167 Cahill Avenue in Inver Grove Heights. Both meetings will start at 5:30PM.