The Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations provides the leadership and coordination for finance, technology, buildings and grounds, transportation and food services.
By monitoring Moorhead School District's finances and overseeing the business services, the Assistant Superintendent provides the services in the district that support the instructional process and student achievement.
Besides financial management, the Assistant Superintendent supervises buildings and grounds maintenance, transportation, food service, major building and construction projects, and the sale and leasing of district property.
Information Systems and Instructional Support, the district's technology department, is monitored by the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations. The Assistant Superintendent directs the management of district technology to ensure the effective use of technology as a tool for learning and for information management.
Food Service prepares inexpensive breakfasts and lunches that meet or exceed the USDA guidelines for good nutrition. Property Services oversees building and facility maintenance, and Transportation is responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of students to and from school.
Student Enrollment and Projections
Each month the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations compiles information about student enrollment, including enrollment numbers by school and grade. Current and historical student enrollment is tracked, and enrollment projections are presented to the School Board each November.
Community Engagement Initiative 2012-13
Approximately 1,000 district stakeholders provided input during Moorhead Area Public Schools' 2012-13 Community Engagement Initiative. The steering committee and core planning team members held community conversations with several hundred stakeholders, about 900 residents and employees responded to surveys, and several employee focus groups were conducted all to provide input into the engagement process.
Responses to questions from the community survey are provided in the Community Engagement Initiative Survey Presentation from April 2013 and in the 2012-13 Annual Report. Approximately 80 percent of the 538 respondents had students attending a school in the district. 73 percent of respondents were female, and 27 percent male. Most respondents were 31-50 years old. More than 300 employees responded to an employee version of the survey.
The five major themes developed and discussed through the community conversations and surveys were what should a 21st century school look like, how best should school and community interact, what should district facilities look like, what does equitable educational opportunities mean, and what should the district be doing about any mental health/character development needs. The core planning teams recommendations in these five areas were presented to the School Board in June 2013. These recommendations led to the development of the 2013 Strategic Priorities.