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Board Highlights - October 11, 2021

Brooklyn Center Community Schools’ School Board met for a regular meeting on Monday, October 11, 2021, at the District Office. Below are the highlights. 

Indigenous People’s Day

The board acknowledged Indigenous People’s Day and passed a resolution declaring Columbus Day as not being a holiday. The board read the following statement: 

For the past 82 years, Americans have celebrated Columbus Day on the second Monday of October. In August of 2015, lawmakers in St. Paul, Minnesota declared that day was to be Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day. Abolishing the traditional holiday and replacing it with a day that acknowledges and celebrates the millions of people who were already living here when Christopher Columbus arrived, provides a validation and a correction of a historical wrong that has perpetuated a negative image of American Indian people.

PRESENTATIONS

World’s Best Workforce Report
Michelle Ford, director of data and accountability, presented the 2020 update to the World’s Best Workforce plan. Click here to view the update to the plan. (LINK)

ACTION ITEMS

The board took action on the following items:

  • Approved a resolution for Hennepin County School Recycling Grant
  • Approved the designation of Northwest Community Television - CCX Media as the educational television producer for BCCS events conducted by the MSHSL
  • Approved the second reading of Policy 499 BCCS Pandemic Supplemental Sick Leave
  • Approved the MOU for EL EA and delivery driver
  • Approved insurance coverages effective July 1, 2021
  • Approved continuing contract