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    We are grateful to Springsted Incorporated for their ongoing support of Great Start


    Session II
    Sunday, September 30, 2018
    9:00 am – 4 :00 pm
    Madden’s on Gull Lake
    Room: Golf Villa C

    Speaker List

    Participant List



    9-10 am                               Great Start Cohort Graduate Panel

    Our panel of Great Start Cohort graduates will discuss the ups and downs of their first year as superintendent - and how the Great Start Cohort helped them along the way.

    Featuring 2017-18 Great Start Cohort Members:

    Cindy Amoroso, Superintendent, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District
    Joni Olson, Superintendent, Grand Rapids School District
    Peter Olson-Skog, Superintendent, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools
    Nels Onstad, Superintendent, A.C.G.C. Schools


    10:00 - 11:00 am                 Truth in Taxation

    Kelly Smith, Vice President, Springsted Incorporated

    PPT: Truth in Taxation

    PPT: Taxes Payable


    11 - 11:15 am                      Break


    11:15 am - 12:30 pm           Critical Finance and Budget Issues for Superintendents

    Bruce Jensen, Executive Director, Northwest Service Cooperative

    PPT: Critical Finance and Budget Issues for Superintendents

    Handout: Finance Resource Sheet


    12:30 – 1:15 pm                  Lunch

    1:15 - 2:45 pm                    Liability Issues & Employee Discipline

    Tim Palmatier, Education Law Attorney, General Counsel, Osseo Area Schools – previously with Kennedy & Graven Chartered

    Handout: Employee Disciple and Discharge

    Handout: Liability Issues

    2:45 – 3:00 pm                    Break


    3:00 – 4:00 pm                    Book Discussion

    Matt Hillmann, Superintendent, Northfield Public Schools