The care, management, and control of District 199 schools are the result of policies established by the local School Board. These policies are implemented by the superintendent and district staff. School Board Goals
To provide a safe, caring and respectful learning environment;
To develop a financial decision-making process focused on full implementation of the vision and mission of the district;
To assure a district wide system will be in place that places curriculum as a high priority and is articulated pre-kindergarten through grade 12;
To promote effective and innovative teaching and competent performance by all district staff;
To assure district wide facilities support and enhance innovative teaching and learning needs and requirements;
To assure open and honest communication and to promote community involvement and partnership.
School Board Meetings School Board meetings, which are open to the public, are held at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month, with exceptions noted on the district website. Meetings are held throughout the district; check the schedule to find the locations for the meetings.
Board agendas are available at board meetings or may be picked up prior to the meeting at the District Office. Board meetings are cablecast on Town Square Television channel 20 on the Wednesday () and Friday () following each regular Board meeting. They are also also available on-demand in iTunes.
Addressing the Board The Board shall conduct the business of the district in an orderly and efficient manner and will, therefore, require reasonable controls to regulate public presentations to the Board.
The Chair may invite comments by visitors during the “Visitor Communication” portion of the agenda. Persons wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the Chair. Speakers shall then identify themselves and proceed with comments as briefly as the subject permits.
When an agenda item is discussed and action is requested, visitors may comment prior to Board discussion. Items of a personal nature regarding any staff member are requested in writing (rather than orally). The written comments will be shared with the staff member in question and the appropriate administrator, with a written response to be provided later, but in a timely manner, from the administration to the Board.
Questions or Concerns? Before appealing to the School Board about problems or concerns, citizens are urged to contact the teacher, then the building principal, then the Superintendent of Schools in order to reach successful closure to an individual issue. If these procedures are unsuccessful, arrangements will be made for the concerned party to formally address the School Board.
Correspondence to board members may be sent to individual members or the Board as a whole in care of the Superintendent of Schools, 2990 80th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can serve on the Board? The District 199 Board of Education is comprised of seven voting members elected at-large from the total school community. The superintendent serves as a non-voting ex-officio member.