The Pequot Lakes School Board approved an agreement with the Pequot Lakes Police Department for a police-school liaison officer for the coming school year.

Superintendent Chris Lindholm said at the board's regular meeting Monday, July 15, the cost to the district for this agreement has increased from the previous year, but the district is charged for eight months - despite the officer being in school for nine months - with the understanding that the officer may be away from the school during certain days of the school year for training and emergencies.

Officer Ryan Franz served as the district’s liaison officer in the 2018-19 school year.

The board also approved its updated 10-year facilities maintenance plan, which it must do on an annual basis.

In other action Monday, the board:

  • Approved the 2019-21 terms and conditions of employment for unaffiliated district level employees.
  • Conducted the first reading of a revised policy on student discipline and second readings on policies regarding fund balances and student activity accounting. The board will conduct three official readings on the policies before taking action on them.
  • Accepted 11 donations to the district totaling $12,100.50. They also recognized two student activity fund donations - both for the trap team - totaling $12,700.99.

As part of the consent agenda, the board accepted the retirements of copy machine operator Carol Torkelson and custodian Kelly Sandberg, along with a leave of absence for custodian Mark Lang. It also approved the hiring of Spanish teacher Jesse MacArthur, head girls hockey coach Chuck Deutsch and middle level football coach Scott Ebnet.