Congratulations to the South St. Paul Debate Team at the Classic State Debate Tournament
After 5 rounds of debate, two South St. Paul teams advanced to the final 16 teams: the team of Emily Gaddie and Adiana Contreras and the team of Emilo Verdin and Lydia Moorman. Both teams posted a 4-1 record.
South St. Paul Public Schools received a positive report on its annual financial audit, which was presented to and approved by the School Board at the Nov. 28 meeting. Auditors issued an “unmodified opinion” on the district’s financial statements for the 2017-18 school year, which means no corrections were needed.
In an effort to keep SSPPS staff, families and community informed about the work of the South St. Paul School Board, we’ve included key actions and discussions below.
Fall Activities Highlights - Activities Director Chad Sexauer along with coaches and advisors will provide a recap of the fall activity season, including recognition of several All-Conference student athletes and the recently awarded Spotlight Honors for student thespians.
Outgoing School Board Members - Members of the School Board and district administration recognized the outstanding commitment, dedication and work of outgoing School Board members Kristie Hood and Sarah Winslow-Brewer. Hood and Winslow-Brewer will conclude their tenure at the end of December.
Parameters for the 2019-20 school year calendar - Administration will use the parameters identified in the Guiding Change Document as it prepares a draft calendar for the 2019-20 school year. The calendar will be brought to the Board for discussion and approval in February or March.
Activities Department Update - Activities Director Chad Sexauer updated the Board on a potential co-op arrangement for SSP to participate in a boys’ lacrosse team. Details are pending, but if approved, competition would be available for the spring 2019 season.
TriDistrict Career and College Readiness Course Proposals - The Board approved expanding the current TriDistrict Career and College Readiness exploration offerings (currently offered in health care and transportation business and technologies) to include business and entrepreneurship as well as a construction trades technologies program.
Approval of the 2018-19 Revised Budget - Note that the revised budget will serve as the starting point to begin developing budget projections for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years. In January, the administration will present information for discussion and approval regarding budget assumptions to use for these projections, including enrollment, state revenue, and future expenditure estimates.