School Board Meeting Agendas & Materials

Regular Board Meetings are the sessions conducted by the Board to conduct the business of the District and take official action.

Board Workshops are informational in nature and the discussions are informal.

Regular Board Meetings and Workshop sessions are open to the public.  Agendas and meeting materials are found below.

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Special Board Meeting Packet 10/09/18 (pdf, 1 MB)

The Board will conduct a Special Meeting at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the picnic shelter located at Brookview Park, 200 Brookview Parkway, Golden Valley, Minnesota. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to review and consider approval of the Resolution Awarding Sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2018B.

Board Meeting Packet 09/25/18 (pdf, 18 MB)

New Business items include: A) School Opening, 2018-19; B) Policies in First Reading [204, 210, 214, 456, 806, 859, 952]; and C) Proposed Tax Levy — Payable 2019.

Consent items — other than those related to Human Resources (e.g., appointments, resignations, etc.) — include: International Field Trip — Shanghai, China XinXing Grade 8; International Field Trip — Shanghai, China XinXing Grade 4; Tax Levy Hearing Date, 2018; Ronald Davis Center Agreement; Revised Budget, 2017-18; and American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) and District Compliance.  Incidental Reports include: A) Discipline Report, 2017-18; B) Substitute Usage, 2017-18; C) Athletics/Intramural Update; and D) Summer Programming, 2018.

Board Organizational Meeting Packet 08/28/18 (pdf, 13 MB)

The Board will conduct its annual Organizational Meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in the Boardroom of Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305. Agenda items include: A) Resolution Designating Depositories for School Funds; B) Resolution Authorizing Electronic Funds, Transfers & Investments; C) Designation of Official Newspaper; D) Appointment of Legal Firm; E) Review of Board Member Compensation & Expenses; F) Authorization of Memberships; and Other Organizational Business to Come Before the Board — School Board Agenda Plan, 2018-19.

Special Board Meeting Packet 08/28/18 (pdf, 2 MB)

The Board will conduct a Special Meeting at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in the Boardroom of Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to review and consider approval of the following items under Consent:  A) Minutes — Special Meeting Conducted on July 16, 2018; B) Junior High Football Collaborative Agreement; C) School Board Goals, 2018-19; and D) Resolution Authorizing Sale of General Obligation Alternative Facilities Refunding Bonds, Series 2018B.

Board Workshop Packet 08/21/18 (pdf, 254 KB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. The workshop will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55035.

Topics of discussion are:  1) Strategic Visioning Update with GoKart Labs; II) School Board Goals, 2018-19; and III) Superintendent Goals, 2018-19.

Special Board Meeting 07/16/18 (pdf, 12 MB)

The Board will conduct a Special Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018, in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55035. 

Items of New Business include: A) TIES Reorganization; B) Solar Rooftop Arrays Agreement; and C) Purchase of Property.

Consent items include:  A) Board Meeting Minutes, June 25, 2018; and B) Conference Attendance Request.

Board Workshop Agenda 07/16/18 (pdf, 206 KB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topic of discussion will be "Benefit Audit Results/Summary."

Special Board Meeting Packet 06/25/18 (pdf, 2 MB)

The Board will conduct a Special Meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018, in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.  The purpose of the meeting is for the Board review and consider approval of the "Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Submission of the District's 10-Year Plan to the Minnesota Department of Education."  

The only item of New Business is A) Long-Term Facilities Maintenance 10-Year Plan Update.

Consent items include:  A) Approval of Meeting Minutes — Regular Meeting Conducted on June 19, 2018; and B) Minnesota Department of Human Rights and Hopkins Public Schools Collaboration Agreement. 

Board Workshop Packet 06/19/18 (pdf, 994 KB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session immediately following adjournment of the Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topics of discussion are:  I) Early Learning Vision — Harley Hopkins; and II) Strategic Planning/Visioning.

Board Meeting Packet 06/19/18 (pdf, 7 MB)

The Hopkins School Board of Education will conduct its Regular Meeting at 5 p.m. on June 19, 2018, rather than at 7 p.m. as initially scheduled.  There are no New Business items.

Consent items – other than those related to Human Resources (e.g., appointments, resignations, etc.) – include Meeting Minutes for June 5 (Regular Meeting & Executive Session); School Recycling Grant Agreement with Hennepin County; Bids – Student Computing Device (Chromebooks); Ronald B. Davis Agreement with the City of Golden Valley; and Literacy Grant.

Board Meeting Packet 06/05/18 (pdf, 9 MB)

New Business items include:  A) Elementary & Secondary Conferences – Follow-up; B) Resolution Authorizing Execution of Legal Documents – Related to Dissolution of TIES; C) Adoption of Budget, 2018-19 – All Funds; D) Review of Board Goals, 2017-18; and E) Resolution Calling Executive Session – Superintendent Year-End Review.

Consent items – other than those related to Human Resources (e.g., appointments, resignation, etc.) – include Meeting Minutes for May 25, 2018 & May 29, 2018; Insurance, 2018-19; Bids – Milk, 2018-19; Bids – Produce, 2018-19; Bids – Glen Lake Parking Lot; District 287 – Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Revenue Resolution; Hopkins Compensation Model Update; Employee Contract Agreement – HASA; and Employee Contract Agreement – Directors.

Board Workshop Packet 06/05/18 (pdf, 274 KB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topics of discussion are:  I) New Board Member Training; II) Review — Board Goals, 2017-18; and III) Board Goals, 2018-19.

Special/Closed Board Meeting Agenda 05/29/18 (pdf, 236 KB)

The Board will conduct a Special Meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  The Special Meeting will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

The purpose of the meeting is to Approve the Resolution Calling a Closed Meeting — pursuant to Minnesota Open Meeting Law, Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, Subd, 3(c) — to consider property located at 5300 Glenwood Avenue in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Board Meeting Packet 05/15/18 (pdf, 7 MB)

New Business items include:  A) Update — Secondary Conferences; and B) Transportation — Start Times.

Consent items — other than those related to Human Resources (e.g., appointments, resignations, etc.) — include:  Meeting Minutes — May 1, 2018; Policies in Second Read [501 & 855]; Audit Engagement Letter, 2018-19; Business Services Enabling Resolution; Acceptance of Gifts — January-May, 2018; Designation of Identified Official with Authority for MDE External User Access Recertification System, 2018-19; Bids — Hopkins High School Athletics & Concessions; Contract — Fiscal Analyst, Amendment 12; Management Plan for Lead-in-Water; and Employee Contract Agreement — Paraprofessionals.

Board Workshop Packet 05/15/18 (pdf, 2 MB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topic of discussion is the 10-Year Facilities Plan.

Special/Closed Board Meeting Agenda 05/15/18 (pdf, 236 KB)

The Board will conduct a Special Meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  The Special Meeting will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

The purpose of the meeting is to Approve the Resolution Calling a Closed Meeting — pursuant to Minnesota Open Meeting Law, Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, Subd, 3(c) — to consider property located at 5300 Glenwood Avenue in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Board Meeting Packet 05/01/18 (pdf, 5 MB)

New Business items include:  A) Time & Space Study — Update; B) Curriculum Review — Literacy, Phase III; and C) Policies in First Reading [501 & 855].

Consent items — other than those related to Human Resources (e.g., appointments, resignations, etc.) — include: Policies in Second Read [801, 802, 805, 852, 854]; Title I Program Reauthorization; District Tenant Lease Renewals, 2018-19; and School Nutrition — Prime Vendor Bid.

Board Workshop Packet 05/01/18 (pdf, 1022 KB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topics of discussion are:  I) Communications Department; II) Policy 501: Weapons; and III) First Amendment Policies.

Special Board Meeting Agenda 04/24/18 (pdf, 229 KB)

The Board will conduct a Special Meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  The Special Meeting will be conducted in Room 213 of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

The purpose of the meeting is to Approve the Resolution Calling a Closed Meeting.

Board Workshop Agenda 04/24/18 (pdf, 193 KB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session with the Superintendent at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in Room 213 of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topic of discussion will be "The Future of Learning."

Board Meeting Packet 04/17/18 (pdf, 8 MB)

New Business items include:  A) Update — Special Education Programs in Non-Traditional Settings; B) Long-Term Facilities Maintenance 10-Year Plan Update; C) Staffing Resolutions; and D) Policies in First Reading [501, 801, 802, 805, 852, 854].

Consent items — other than those related to Human Resources (e.g., appointments, resignations, etc.) — include:  Policies in Second Reading [407, 408, 807, 956]; Budget Revision #2, 2017-18; and Leasing of Special Education Buses.

Board Workshop Agenda 04/17/18 (pdf, 199 KB)

The School Board and Superintendent will meet in a Work Session with Facilitator Mary Bussman at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in Room 213 of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topic of discussion will focus on Strategic Visioning/Team Building.

Board Meeting Packet 04/03/18 (pdf, 7 MB)

New Business items include:  A) Summer Programming, 2018; B) Policies in First Read [407, 408, 807, 956]; C) Update — Special Education Programs in Non-Traditional Settings; and D) District 287 Update.

Consent items — other than those related to Human Resources (appointments, resignations, etc.) — include:  Employee Agreement — Clerical, 2017-18 & 2018-19.

Board Workshop Agenda 04/03/18 (pdf, 223 KB)

The Board and Superintendent will meet in a Work Session with Facilitator Mary Bussman at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in Room 213 of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topic of discussion will focus on Strategic Visioning/Team Building.

Board Meeting Packet 03/20/18 (pdf, 7 MB)

New Business items include:  A) Preliminary Budget, 2018-19; B) Resolution Discontinuing & Reducing Educational Programs & Positions; and C) Resolution Calling Closed Meeting/Executive Session — Purchase of Property. 

Consent items — other than those related to Human Resources (appointments, resignations, etc.) — include: Policies in Second Reading [209, 251, 253, 254, 256, and 453]; Board Meeting Dates, 2018-19; and Seniority Lists for Clerical, Paraprofessionals, and Kids & Company/Stepping Stones.

Board Workshop Packet 03/20/18 (pdf, 4 MB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topics of discussion are:  I) Preliminary Budget, 2018-19; II) Capital Projects Levy; and III) Strategic Visioning Update (oral report).

Board Meeting Packet 03/06/18 (pdf, 6 MB)

New Business items include:  A) Community Education Program Update & Proposed Budget, 2018-19; and B) Policies in First Reading [209, 251, 253, 254, 256, and 453]. 

Consent items — other than those related to Human Resources (appointments, resignations, etc.) — include: Policies in Second Reading [421, 452, 454, 455]; Achievement & Integration Budget, and American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) & District Compliance, 2017-18.

Board Workshop Packet 03/06/18 (pdf, 2 MB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topics of discussion are:  I) Revisit Preliminary Budget, 2018-19; II) Achievement & Integration; and III) Strategic Visioning Update (oral report). 

Board Meeting Packet 02/20/18 (pdf, 5 MB)

New Business items include:  A) Staffing Overview: Teaching & Learning and Technology; and B) Policies in First Reading — 421, 452, 454, and 455.

Consent items other than those related to Human Resources [appointments, resignations, etc.] include: Resolution Direction the Administration to Make Staffing Reductions; HEA Seniority List; and Mid-Year Budget Adjustments, including Community Education.

Board Workshop Packet 02/20/18 (pdf, 576 KB)

The Board will meet in a Work Session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  The workshop will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305.

Topics of discussion will be focused on: I) Open Meeting Law; and II) School Board Media Communications Guidelines.

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