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Board Standing Committees

To more properly serve the students and community, the Board of Education is permitted to designate committees to conduct preparatory work on matters that will be considered by the Board of Education as a whole.  Each Committee is comprised of members of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education and District Staff. 

All Committee Meetings are open to the public. 

Finance Committee

Committee Members: Jenny Arneson (Chair),  Siad Ali, Nelson Inz, Don Samuels, Rebecca Gagnon, CFO Ibrahima Diop

The Purpose of the Finance Committee is to:

  • Identify the Information the Board needs to Receive on a Regular Basis Concerning the Budgeted vs. Actual Financial Data of the District
  • Define and Monitor the Board's Role and Decision Calendar for the Board Discussions on the District's Budget and the Role of the Citizens
  • Oversee Preparation of the Annual Budget and Quarterly Financial Statements
  • Support Staff in Addressing Issues Raised by the Annual Audit

The Finance Committee will Include the Board Treasurer, who will Serve as Chair, and at Least One More Board Member.  The Chief Financial Officer will Staff the Committee.  These Members may Recruit Financial Experts to Also Serve on the Finance Committee.

Policy Committee

http://board.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/agenda_8-10-2016.pdf Committee Members: Bob Walser (Chair), Kim Elliosn, KerryJo Felder, Ira Jourdain, Rebecca Gagnon, Amy Moore, Nan Miller

The Board Standing Committee on Policies is established under Board Policy 8120. The role of the Committee is to:

  • Oversee the review of all policies adopted by the board
  • Review recommended board action on those policies not specifically in the purview of another Board Standing Committee.
  • Evaluate suggestions for board policy that come from board members and the public. It may recommend development of policies for adoption. 
  • Establish priorities in policy review and adoption, in consultation with the Superintendent and the administration, and sets review goals and schedules.
ELL Caucus

http://board.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/4-7-16_ell_caucus.pdf Caucus Members: Siad Ali, Jenny Arneson, KerryJo Felder, Rebecca Gagnon, Nelson Inz, Don Samuels

Superintendent Evaluation Committee

 2017 Committee Members: Siad Ali, Jenny Arneson, Ira Jourdain, Don Samuels

2020 Advisory Committee

Committee Purpose:

Meet District goals of community partnership in the District’s mission and to satisfy the requirements of Minnesota Statutes § 120B.11 Subd. 3: “School District Process for Reviewing Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement; Striving for the World’s Best Workforce.”