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Report on board member's behavior is on agenda tonight

The District 192 School Board will investigate whether Tim Burke violated the board's code of conduct.

The Farmington School Board is scheduled to hear a report tonight on the conduct of board member Tim Burke.

The report, which looks into whether Burke violated the board's code of conduct with requests for information from district employees and behavior some board members have described as bullying, is one of several items on the agenda for tonight's board meeting.

The district hired Minnetonka attorney James Martin in early November to conduct the investigation. Depending on what the board hears it could censure Burke or even remove him from the board.

The agenda for tonight's meeting includes a discussion of whether to review the report in a closed session. But the agenda also includes a resolution that would classify board members as volunteers, not employees, for the purposes of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. That would limit the situations in which board members could close a meeting to discuss Burke's status.

Other items

Tonight's board meeting isn't all about Tim Burke. Also on the agenda is a resolution asking district administrators to recommend cuts to programs and employees, a report on the eligibility of the district's instructional services center as a heritage landmark, and approval of the district's tax levy.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Boeckman Middle School.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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