DECEMBER calendar

South Washington County, MN

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JAiME for SCHOOLS December Feature is the message of Good Tidings and Good Cheer! Merry Christmas to you !

December Meetings

The long awaited ruling by Administrative Law Judge, Jim Mortenson, over amendments proposed to MN Teacher Licensure and the required pedagogical standards, has finally been released. Judge Mortenson, who originally had 30 days to finalize his decision, postponed his ruling past October 20th, past the midterm election Nov 8th, and finally released his report on November 22nd … however it would appear that when the Judge disapproved portions of the proposed rules, that then required the authority of a SECOND Judge – CHIEF Administrative Law Judge, Jenny Starr – to review his findings. She agreed with two of his disapprovals, and she disagreed with one approval and one disapproval. She ordered the final ruling December 2nd.

All but three of the rule changes proposed in the 86-page report were approved. It is sad. All of these approved changes will hurt, not help, licensed teachers and the children they teach. Many of us fought for more positive language in the rules. We have attended hearings, we have spoken up, we have written letters, and we have spread the word. Link to my article Molding the Claymation Teacher HERE. Yet most of the negativity, polarization, sexualization, and racially charged language remains firmly planted in the new licensure standards.

But that’s not the end. The Board STILL has the option to “correct the defects associated with the proposed rules.” It’s as if the word “NO” doesn’t apply to PELSB rulemaking. Attend PELSB’s Meeting in-Person or virtually to hear how they will get everything they want on December 9th at 9:30AM. Details are below.

Link to your Minnesota STATE and ISD#833 DISTRICT meetings.

PELSB Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting : December 9th @ 9:30-12:00

PELSB Board Members

  • Angela Osuji
  • Brian Rappe
  • Jessa Cook
  • Julie Coffey
  • Lucy Payne
  • May Lia Thor
  • Paul Peltier
  • Reuben Moore
  • Steven Unowsky
  • Amy York

In Person at : PELSB Board Room, 1021 Bandana Blvd E, Suite 222, St Paul, MN 55108

Virtual via Webex. Meeting number: 2490 472 2032. Meeting password: PELSB. Audio Only Via Phone: 1-415-655-0003 United States Toll. 1-855-282-6330 United States Toll-Free. Access Code: 2490 472 2032

833 School Board Meetings

Business Meeting : December 15th @ 6:00

School Board Members

  • Melinda Dols
  • Patricia Driscoll
  • Louize Hinz
  • Simi Patnaik
  • Katie Schwartz
  • Eric Tessmer
  • Sharon VanLeer

7362 E Point Douglas Rd S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Link to your South Washington County CITY meetings.

Council Members

  • Mayor Bill Palmquist
  • Annie Perkins
  • Lucia Wroblewski
  • Stan Ross
  • Randy Nelson

Council Members

  • Mayor Myron Bailey
  • Steve Dennis
  • Tony Khambata
  • Justin Olsen
  • Dave Thiede

Council Members

  • Chairman Paul Schoenecker
  • Supervisor Richard (Dick) Polta
  • Supervisor Dan Ohmann

Council Members

  • Mayor Laurie Elliott
  • Kevin Chapdelaine
  • Tom Ingemann
  • Marvin Taylor
  • Roz Johnson

Council Members

  • Mayor Sandra J. Dingle
  • Jeff Haggerty
  • Tim Jones
  • Jeff Swenson
  • Bruce Zenner

Council Members

  • Mayor Anne Burt
  • Andrea Date
  • Steve Morris
  • Jennifer Santini
  • Kim Wilson

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by JAiME for SCHOOLS on December 6th, 2022


2 thoughts on “DECEMBER calendar

  1. So many comments against these changes have been ignored. I am sure the “teachers Union” is all in on this.

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. PELSB’s rebuttal lacked depth and substance. They basically said, “No, you’re wrong” to the broad categories of our counter arguments … and that seemed to be enough for the Judge(s).

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