Pequot Lakes School Board approves budget revisions

Board approves resignations and hirings

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Pequot Lakes School.
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In its Monday, April 18, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board voted unanimously to approve revisions made to the school district’s budget.

With the revisions, the district operates with revenues totaling $35,055,599 against expenditures of $49,319,804.

“Looking at the general fund, food service fund, community and debt service, the difference is about a $650,000 increase in the budget,” Business Manager Heidi Hagen said. “That is across all funds.”

In other action, the board:

  • Approved the “Pyramid Model” for the district’s early childhood programming.
  • Adopted resolutions non-renewing probationary teachers. Board member Curt Johnson said the action is a routine practice, done every spring.
  • Accepted 14 donations to the district totaling $9,532, along with 48 donations to the district’s student activity fund account totaling $32,381.30.

As a part of its consent agenda, the board accepted the resignations of high school science teacher James Foss, eighth- and ninth-grade math teacher Alexis Engum, middle level volleyball coach Lisa Martini, social worker Eileen Nelson, assistant volleyball/basketball/softball coach Emilee Buell and assistant boys hockey coach Tony Maucieri.
The board approved the hiring of community education secretary Diane Haman, fifth-grade teacher Heidi Knudsen, high school social studies teacher Jeremy Weiland, middle school special education teacher Amanda Trinka, junior varsity girls basketball coach Scott Ebnet, assistant football coach Brian Homan, middle school baseball coach Chris Haar, high school English/language arts teacher Erin Linehan and cooks helper Marie Peters.


Board member Kim Bolz-Andolshek was not in attendance April 18.

Dan Determan, sports writer/staff writer, may be reached at 218-855-5879 or Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter at

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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