MPS (Minneapolis Public Schools)- Superintendent Finalist Reception – December 2nd

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Welcome! This resource was created as a way to provide information about MPS initiatives, programs and meetings that may interest you. On occasion community specific events and opportunities will be highlighted here, as well. Information will be shared here on the many ways to be involved at your child’s school, such as Site Council and Volunteering, in addition to district level parent meetings.  We do our best to stay current and provide relevant information, however, if there are topics you would like to see covered, please feel free to let me know. Jocelyn Beard, Community Liaison – jocelyn.beard@mpls.k12.mn.us.
The Minneapolis Public School District Board of Education is looking for the 
2015-2016 Student Representative (Application due November 30)
Student Benefits: 
The student representative will gain a wide array of leadership, communication and political skills through this unique opportunity that can strengthen future college applications and/or resumes. A scholarship of $5,000 will be provided to the student in recognition of their dedication and commitment to MPS. For more information and application.

Superintendent Finalist Selection

Superintendent Finalist Reception – December 2
Superintendent finalists:
Superintendent finalist reception
On Dec. 1 – 3, the three finalists will complete additional interviews and visit schools to learn more about Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and the work of the district’s superintendent. Minneapolis community members – including parents, students and MPS teachers and staff – are invited to meet with candidates and ask questions during a community reception atWebster Elementary on Dec. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Following these events, the Board will meet to identify and select its preferred candidate.
Public viewings of semifinalist interviews
Didn’t have a chance to catch the Superintendent semifinalist interviews? Come watch the three interviews of the candidates selected as finalists at the Davis Service Center (1250 W. Broadway Ave.). Viewings will be held in the Café on:
         *   Monday, Nov. 23 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
         *   Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
         *   Monday, Nov. 30 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Want more information and updates, click here.

Mark Your Calendars
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Thanksgiving break
Three days from Nov. 25-27
Winter break:
Two weeks from Dec. 21Jan. 1
MPS Board of Education Dates

MPS BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
There is a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.. Click here for the Meeting Agenda.  The next meeting is Tuesday, December 8 and the topics will be – Tax Levy, bond sale, school calendar, Superintendent announcement.
Want to participate in public comments? Review – How to address the board for details about the process and to possibly sign-up!