School District building with no snowPetersburg School District tonight will be addressing several issues that reflect what the state legislature requires now. They include 17 policies for things like service animals, alcohol and drugs, Internet, and Standarized Testing. This will be the board’s second and final reading for the policies. The board will hold public hearings on them before voting.

Petersburg’s school board has its regular monthly meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in assembly chambers.

The board will also consider a 6-year plan for capital improvement projects for the fiscal year 2017. The top three items on the list include a middle school boiler replacement, district-wide food service renovations, and Petersburg Middle and High School underground storage tank replacement. The 6-year project plan is required by the state’s Department of Education and Early Development.

The state legislature passed a bill that requires school districts to start a new evaluation process for teachers, principals, counselors, and librarians. Petersburg has chosen a model known as the School Improvement Network. The school board will hear about the model and the Superintendent will be at the meeting to answer questions about it.

The board will also vote on the issue of getting rid of old books at the elementary library. The librarian is recommending that old books that are no longer being used by the district go to the public library for its Friends of the Library book sale. The board will be able to vote on the issue at the meeting.

Board members will also be hearing administrative reports from Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter, Maintenance Director, Daniel Tate, and the Director of Finance, Karen Quitslund.

The board will also get updates on the district’s accounting for the months of June and July.

The school board meeting starts at 7 p.m. in borough assembly chambers and KFSK will broadcast the meeting live. Also tune in today at 12:30 for the KFSK’s Campus Connection. It’s a call-in show when we will be hearing more about the issues on tonight’s agenda from school board members.