School Board Sample Resolutions - School Forest

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The following is a basic format to use when writing your proposal to the school board.




Resolved, the Board of Education of _______School District____ approves the establishment and maintenance of the ________Name of School Forest_________and outdoor classroom comprising: (_____legal description_____), and supports enrollment of said school forest in the Minnesota DNR School Forest Program for educational purposes.

 

School Board resolutions that use this format may end up looking slightly different due to the wording used by each district. The following are real resolutions that were passed using the above format. Remember to contact the School Forest Staff with a draft of your resolution before proceeding.

 

Examples:

Resolved, the Board of Education of Proctor Public School District No. 704 approves the establishment and maintenance of the Proctor High School Forest and outdoor classroom comprising 15 acres described as North One-half of the Northeast One-quarter of the Southeast One-quarter (N ½ of NE ¼ of SE ¼), Section Nine (9), Township Forty-nine (49) North of Range Fifteen (15) West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, EXCEPT the East 660 feet of the South 330 feet, and supports enrollment of said school forest in Minnesota DNR School Forest Program for educational purposes.

Chapman motioned and Hiniker seconded to approve the establishment of Oneka School Forest and outdoor classroom comprising the 35.76 acres of land owned by ISD 624 known as the Oneka School Forest; and located at Outlot A of Water's Edge, Outlot F of Heritage Ponds, and Outlots D and C of Prairie Village, all in Washington County and supports enrollment of said school forest in the DNR School Forest Program for educational purposes.