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Pequot Lakes School Board
September 20, 2016
Pequot Lakes School Board: Levy discussed at board work session
In the Pequot Lakes School Board work session Monday, Sept. 12 - delayed one week due to Labor Day - the board discussed options for its 2016 payable 2017 preliminary levy. Board members reviewed totals of the general fund, community service fund and debt service fund if they were...
September 20, 2016 - 9:10am
August 22, 2016
Pequot Lakes School Board: Preliminary levy discussed in work session
In a work session before its Monday, Aug. 15, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board discussed preliminary levy planning for the coming school years. Projections presented by business manager Jenny Max indicated operating with a levy of $625 would keep the school district from working...
August 22, 2016 - 8:21am
August 10, 2016
Election 2016: Incumbents file for Pequot Lakes School Board seats
All four incumbents have filed to retain their seats on the Pequot Lakes School Board. Kim Bolz-Andolshek, Curt Johnson, Mike Erholtz and Susan Mathison-Young all filed for re-election. Filing for city, school board and township seats opened Aug. 2 and will close at the end of...
August 10, 2016 - 8:57am
July 20, 2016
Pequot Lakes: Board approves 10-year facility plan
The Pequot Lakes School Board, in its regular meeting Monday, July 18, unanimously agreed to approve a 10-year facilities maintenance plan. The plan is "in motion," needing to be approved each year. "Really, the decisions about what we levy get made in the levying process, so this...
July 20, 2016 - 11:25am
June 8, 2016
Pequot Lakes School District: High school to get new parking lot
The Pequot Lakes School Board held a special meeting Monday, June 6, and unanimously agreed to award the district's bid for parking lot expansion to Anderson Brothers Construction of Brainerd, totalling $310,590. Anderson Brothers was the lone bidder. The new lot, which is to be located...
June 8, 2016 - 2:25pm
May 5, 2016
Pequot Lakes School Board: Budget discussed at work session
In a work session on Monday, May 2, the Pequot Lakes School Board reviewed the school district's preliminary budget for 2017. The draft of the budget indicates the district will be working with a deficit of $29,629, which council member Curt Johnson said was "within a whisker" of...
May 5, 2016 - 9:34am
April 21, 2016
Pequot Lakes: School board supports NJPA College in the Schools grant
In its meeting Monday, April 18, the Pequot Lakes School Board unanimously approved the submission of a National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Innovative Funding grant application for the purpose of developing open education resources for College in the Schools (CIS) courses.
April 21, 2016 - 11:30am
April 6, 2016
Pequot Lakes School District: Board discusses memorial policy
The Pequot Lakes School Board began the "long process" of updating its memorial policy in a work session Monday, April 4. Superintendent Chris Lindholm informed the board that a new policy has been brought forward because the "best practice" for handling the death of a student or...
April 6, 2016 - 2:34pm
March 16, 2016
Pequot Lakes School District: Board approves three-year superintendent contract
The Pequot Lakes School Board on Monday, March 14, approved a second three-year contract with superintendent Chris Lindholm. Among other items, Lindholm's contract includes the following annual salary levels: $129,469 for the 2016-17 contract year; $132,058 for the 2017-18 contract...
March 16, 2016 - 2:42pm
March 11, 2016
Pequot Lakes School District: Enrollment, budget discussed at work session
In a work session Monday, March 7, the Pequot Lakes School Board discussed enrollment projections and revenue budget assumptions for the 2016-17 school year. The district's preliminary projection for its general fund is for an increase of $319,508. With that, the district would still...
March 11, 2016 - 10:40am
Pequot Lakes School District: Board learns about robotics program - 2016-17 school calendar approved
Pequot Lakes High School principal Chip Rankin and adviser Nate Novak talked about the high school's robotics program at the Monday, Feb. 8, school board meeting, with input from several student robotics team members who attended the meeting and operated a robot. Robotics was added...
February 11, 2016 - 10:46am
February 10, 2016
Looking Back-Feb. 11, 2016
10 years ago, Feb. 9, 2006 Pequot Lakes School Board pitches all-day, everyday kindergarten to school board. Breezy Point City Council discusses options of city newsletter. 20 years ago, Feb. 8, 1996 Breezy Point Resort rebounding after Jan. 6 fire. East Gull Lake plans upgrade of...
February 10, 2016 - 12:07pm
January 13, 2016
Pequot Lakes School District: Board closes open enrollment for fifth grade
The Pequot Lakes School Board on Monday, Jan. 11, agreed to close open enrollment for fifth grade for the 2016-17 school year. Fourth grade currently has 132 students. That includes 26 non-resident fourth-graders. Eleven district fourth-graders are enrolled in other school districts....
January 13, 2016 - 2:23pm
December 23, 2015
Pequot Lakes School District: Board approves 2016 levy
In its Monday, Dec. 21, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board approved the levy for 2016. The total levy was set at $5,578,346, an increase...
December 23, 2015 - 11:02am
December 9, 2015
Looking Back-Dec. 10, 2015
10 years ago, Dec. 8, 2005 Breezy Point set to hire administrator. Pequot Lakes School Board to vote on auperintendent contract. 20 years ago, Dec. 14, 1995 Lake country hit with first blizzard of the year. Housing cooperative rezoning approved by Crosslake Council. 30...
December 9, 2015 - 10:32am