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Board Highlights - January 11, 2021

Brooklyn Center Community Schools’ School Board met via Zoom for a regular meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021. These are the highlights. 


Student Board Representatives 

Brooklyn Center High School juniors Joana Enriquez Lopez and Shakira Norris were sworn into their duties as student school board representatives.


The board held elections for board positions. The positions for 2021 are the following:

Chair: Cheryl Jechorek
Vice-chair: Ruthie Dallas
Clerk: Amy Bailey
Treasurer: Ben Woksonsommers


Learning Model Redesign

Jena Carlson, director of curriculum and instruction, presented an update on the work of the learning model redesign group during the meeting. The group was formed in the summer as part of the accelerated action planning teams. Click here to view the presentation.

Financial Audit Report

Aaron Neilsen, from MMKR certified public accountants, presented the annual audit findings for FY 2020. Click here to view the report.


The board took action on the following items:

  • Approved rescheduling of the February 5, 2021 teacher professional day to January 29, 2021
  • Approved the 2021-2022 Insight School of MN academic calendar
  • Approved the Insight contract amendment
  • Approved the second reading of the following revised board policies:
    • 501 School Weapons Policy
    • 502 Search of Student Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions and Student's Person
    • 208 Development, Adoption and Implementation of Policies
  • Approved the first read of the following revised board policies:
    • 406 Public and Private Personnel Data