Board Meeting Dates for 2021-22

All meetings take place at the school building

Meetings usually take place the 3rd Tuesday of the month and start at 6:00 pm at the school.  There are occasional months with no board meeting or when the board meeting is not on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

All meetings are open to the public.

ANNUAL MEETING 2021-2022: June 7, 2022

2021-2022 Board Meeting Dates

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

 

Elections will take place virtually beginning on May 24, 2021.

BIOGRAPHIES:

Jessica Waletski — Board Chair: Jessica is a parent of three boys, two current and one future Northeast College Prep students. Her oldest son was in the very first Kindergarten class at Northeast College Prep. Jessica grew up in Minnesota and she graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BA in International Relations and Political Science; she also holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Jessica is currently a Finance Manager at Thomson Reuters. As a board member, Jessica hopes to be a representative advocating for all NECP parents as well as use her business experience in board matters.

Joanna Schneider — Secretary: Joanna is both a board member and a founding teacher at Northeast College Prep. She graduated with honors from Winona State University in 2007 and holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and Middle School Social Studies. Before joining the NECP staff, Joanna taught for several years at Hiawatha Academies in South Minneapolis as both a first and second grade teacher. She comes to NECP with a strong background in the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching and has an avid interest in developing students who are both academically-minded and socially responsible. Prior to joining the NECP staff and board, Joanna served as a teacher board member at Hiawatha Academies for four years. Her experience as a classroom teacher allows her to bring practical insight from the daily workings of the school to board level decisions. She is also able to discern how board policies impact the lives of students, families, and staff members.

Bill Graves — Finance Committee ChairBill is the founding president of The John and Denise Graves Family Foundation. Prior to his work with the foundation, Bill worked in the technology and creative consulting sectors as a business analyst, writer, producer, and resource manager. He lives in Northeast Minneapolis with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Fern.

Josh Crosson — Governance Committee Chair: From local neighborhoods to the State Capitol, Mr. Crosson advocates to ensure that all Minnesota students, especially those most underserved, have access to a great education. He previously worked in D.C., where he transformed his passion for public policy into a fulfilling vocation, or, as his friends put it, made a living out of doing something “activisty”—first at the Human Rights Campaign and later on Capitol Hill. At HRC, Josh spearheaded student outreach operations and expanded the organization’s mission to incorporate LGBTQ+ students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He then spent four years writing legislation and advising his hometown congressman, Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9), on labor, health, budget, and tax issues. Josh holds a bachelor’s in Political Science and Religion from Santa Clara University. When he’s not working for Minnesota’s kids or spending time with his partner, Jon, in their North Minneapolis home, Josh operates an adult LGBTQ+ sports league that benefits local homeless youth.

Erica Ahlgren — Board Member: Erica is passionate about educational equity for all students and works diligently to ensure that regardless of her role, she is centering students and community.  She has spent over a decade in education –  starting her teaching career in Washington, D.C. before returning home to MN in 2012 to teach in North Minneapolis. After leaving the classroom, Erica supported teachers across the Twin Cities apply design thinking principles to their instructional practices. She currently supports elementary schools in implementing strategic school improvement efforts. She also serves as an adjunct professor within the Master of Teaching program at Concordia University, St. Paul. She has a Ph.D. in Culture and Teaching from the University of MN Twin Cities. Erica enjoys cooking with friends, running Minneapolis trails and her puppy, Gigi.

Andrea Wenker — Board Member: Andrea is both a board member and Northeast College Prep teacher. She holds a Master of Arts in ESL Education from the University of St. Thomas and has taught multilingual learners, early childhood through adult, in Minneapolis and St. Paul for 18 years. As a current teacher, previous charter school board member, and former program manager and banker, Andrea brings a unique perspective to the board. She looks forward to serving the NECP community in this capacity and working collectively to uphold the NECP mission and vision.

Rich Nazarian — Board Member: Rich is the retired founder and CEO of Minnetronix Medical, a technology company that over the past 25 years has developed hundreds of products and manufactured hundreds of thousands of medical devices that have been used to treat millions of patients.  Rich is an advocate for increasing diversity in technical fields through STEM education for underrepresented groups.  Rich serves on the boards of several medical technology companies as well as the Dougherty Family College at St. Thomas, a two-year college program for inspired students who want to obtain a four-year college degree and face financial or social obstacles on the way to their goal.  Rich comes from a family of K-12 educators and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

October 15, 2013

December 17, 2013

January 21, 2014

February 25, 2014

March 18, 2014

April 15, 2014

April 29 , 2014

May 20, 2014

June 18, 2014

July 29, 2014

No meeting in August 2014

September 16, 2014

October 21, 2014

November 18, 2014

No meeting December 2014

January 20, 2015

February 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

No meeting April 2015

May  5, 2015

No meeting June 2015

July 21, 2015

August 18, 2015

September 30, 2015

October 20, 2015

No meeting November 2015

December 1, 2015

January 19, 2016

February 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

April 19, 2016

May 3, 2016

June 7, 2016

August 2, 2016

September 20, 2016

October 18, 2016

November 15, 2016

December 19, 2016

January 17, 2017

February 21, 2017

March 22, 2017

No meeting April 2017

May 16, 2017

June 6, 2017

July 25, 2017

August 22, 2017

Governance Committee Minutes: 10-3-2017

October 24, 2017

Governance Committee Minutes: 11-21-2017

December 12, 2017

Governance Committee Minutes: 12-12-2017

December 19, 2017

January 16, 2018

Governance Committee Minutes: 1-16-2018

Governance Committee Minutes: 2-6-2018

February 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

Governance Committee Minutes: 4-10-2018

April 17, 2018

Academic Committee Minutes: 5-1-2018

Finance Committee Minutes: 5-11-2018

May 15, 2018

Governance Committee Minutes: 5-15-2018

June 12, 2018

Academic Committee Minutes: 7-26-2018

July 31, 2018

Finance Committee Minutes: 8-28-2018

August 30, 2018

Finance Committee Minutes: 9-20-2018

September 26, 2018

Finance Committee Minutes: 11-15-2018

Academic Committee Minutes: 12-3-2018

Finance Committee Minutes: 12-13-2018

January 15, 2019

February 19, 2019

Governance Committee Meeting Minutes: 2-19-19

Academic Committee Meeting Minutes: March 18, 2019

March 19, 2019

March 27, 2019

April 2, 2019

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes: 4-11-19

April 16, 2019

Governance Committee Meeting Minutes: 4-16-19

May 21, 2019

Governance Committee Meeting minutes: 5-21-19

June 11, 2019

July 30, 2019

Governance Committee Meeting Minutes July 30, 2019

August 27, 2019

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes: September 26, 2019

September 30, 2019

No Meeting October 2019

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes: November 7, 2019

November 12, 2019

November 22, 2019

Academic Committee Meeting Minutes December 2, 2019

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes December 12, 2019

December 17, 2019

Academic Committee Meeting Minutes January 13, 2020

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes January 16, 2020

January 21, 2020

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes March 12, 2020

March 17, 2020

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes April 16, 2020

April 21, 2020

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes May 14, 2020

Governance Committee Meeting Minutes May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

July 21, 2020

August 6, 2020 – Emergency Meeting

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes August 13, 2020

August 18, 2020

Finance Committee Minutes September 24, 2020

Academic Committee Meeting Minutes, September 28, 2020

September 29, 2020

Finance Committee Minutes October 22, 2020

Academic Committee Minutes October 22, 2020

Governance Committee Minutes October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

Academic Committee Minutes November 10, 2020

Finance Committee Minutes November 12, 2020

November 17, 2020

Academic Committee Minutes December 8, 2020

Finance Committee Minutes December 10, 2020

Governance Committee Minutes December 15, 2020

December 15, 2020

Academic Achievement Committee Meeting Minutes January 12, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes January 14, 2021

Governance Committee Minutes January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021

Academic Achievement Committee Minutes February 9, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes February 18, 2021

February 23, 2021

Academic Achievement Committee Minutes March 9, 2021

Governance Committee Minutes March 16, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes March 18, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes March 22, 2021

March 26, 2021

Academic Achievement Committee Minutes April 13, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes April 15, 2021

Governance Committee Minutes April 27, 2021

April 27, 2021

Academic Achievement Committee Minutes May 11, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes May 13, 2021

Governance Committee Minutes May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021

July 20, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes August 13, 2021

Governance Committee Minutes August 17, 2021

August 17, 2021

Governance Committee Minutes September 21, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes September 23, 2021

September 28, 2021

Governance Committee Minutes October 19, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes October 25, 2021

October 26, 2021

Finance Committee Minutes November 12, 2021

Governance Committee Minutes November 18, 2021

100 Series – School District

102 Equal Educational Opportunity (7/21/20)

200 Series – Board of Directors

210 Conflict of Interest (5/19/20)

214 Board Members Travel Out of State (5/19/20)

220 Board Self Evaluation (5/19/20)

400 Series – Employee/Personnel

401 Equal Employment Opportunity (5/19/20)

402 Disability Nondiscrimination (5/19/20)

403 Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of School District Employees (8/18/20)

404 Employment Background Checks (8/18/20)

406 Public and Private Personnel Data (9/28/21)

407 Employee Right To Know (8/18/20)

410 Family and Medical Leave (9/28/21)

412 Employee Reimbursement (8/18/20)

413 Harassment and Violence (2/19/19)

417 Chemical Use (12/19/17)

418 Drug Free (2/23/21)

419 Tobacco Free Environment (12/14/21)

420 Students and Employees with Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases (10/26/21)

427 Workload Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers (1/15/19)

490 Suspected Misconduct  and Dishonesty (12/19/17)

491 Religious Accommodation (2/20/18)

493 Nepotism (2/23/21)

494 Teacher Evaluation (12/19/17)

500 Series – Students

501 School Weapons (12/19/17)

502 Search of Lockers (12/19/17)

504 Student Dress and Appearance (12/19/17)

506 Student Discipline and Notice of Suspension (12/19/17)

514 Bullying Prohibition (2/19/19)

515 Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records (12/19/17)

516 Student Medication (12/19/17)

520 Student Surveys (1/15/19)

521 Student Disability Nondiscrimination (12/19/17)

522 Student Sex Nondiscrimination (12/19/17)

524 Internet Acceptable Use Policy and Internet Use Agreement (12/19/17)

526 Hazing Prohibition (12/19/17)

528 Student, Parental, Family and Marital Non-Discrimination (12/19/17)

531 Pledge of Allegiance (2/23/21)

532 Use of Peace Officers Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds (12/19/17)

533 Wellness (2/23/21)

534 School Meal Payment (12/14/21)

590 Early Entrance Grade Acceleration (12/14/21)

591 Admissions (3/14/19)

NECP-592-English-Learner-032018

593 Reading Well By Third Grade (12/19/17)

600 Series – Education Programs

601 School District Curriculum And Instructional Goals (12/19/17)

603 Curriculum Development (12/19/17)

609 Religious Accommodation (12/19/17)

612 Title I Parental Policy (12/19/17)

616 School District System Accountability (2/19/19)

692 Assessment Policy (12/19/17)

693 Language Policy (12/19/17)

695 World’s Best Workforce (12/19/17)

696NECP Intervention Services (9/29/20)

700 Series – Non-Instructional Programs

701 Budget and Expenditure Authority (12/19/17)

709 Student Transportation Safety (12/19/17)

721 Uniform Grant Guidance (1/16/18)

790 Check Signers (12/19/17)

793 Credit Card Guidelines (12/19/17)

800 Series – Building and Sites

801 Access to School Facilities (8/27/19)

806 Crisis Management (3/19/19)

808 Group Health Insurance (3/20/18)

Jessica Waletski – Board Chair, Parent

Board Committees: Finance, Governance

boardchair@northeastcollegeprep.org

(763) 607-4685

Board Member: June 2017 to present


Bill Graves – Board Member, Community Member, Treasurer

Board Committees: Finance (Chair)

bill@jdgravesfoundation.org

(612) 743-5879

Board Member: June 2016 to present


Josh Crosson – Board Member, Community Member

Board Committees: Governance (Chair)

jcrosson@edalliesmn.org

(202) 957-2677

Board Member: June 2019 to present


Joanna Schneider – Board Member, Licensed Teacher (file #439997), Secretary

Board Committees: Governance, Academic

jschneider@northeastcollegeprep.org

(715) 212-8406

Board Member: September 2014 to present

Erica Ahlgren – Board Member, Community Member

Board Committees: Academic

ericaahlgren@gmail.com

(320) 279-2750

Board Member: June 2021 to present

Andrea Wenker – Board Member, Licensed Teacher

Board Committees: Academic

awenker@northeastcollegeprep.org

(651) 442-7196

Board Member: September 2021 to present

Richard Nazarian – Board Member, Community Member

Board Committees: Governance

ranazarian@gmail.com

(612) 868-7892

Board Member: September 2021 to present

No School for Students January 14th-17th

No School for Students January 14th-17th