Pequot Lakes: School board approves interim superintendent contract
Preliminary budget for the 2021-22 school year also reviewed.
In a special meeting Monday, June 14, the Pequot Lakes School Board approved a contract for interim superintendent Kurt Stumpf.
The contract is for a one-year term beginning Thursday, July 1, and ending June 30, 2022. Stumpf will be paid a salary of $140,000.
Stumpf will take over for current Superintendent Chris Lindholm, who accepted the superintendent position for the Cook County School District. Stumpf currently serves as superintendent of the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton School District, and has already informed the Pequot Lakes School Board he intends to apply for the full-time superintendent position next year.
In a work session held before the special meeting, the board reviewed its preliminary budget for the 2021-22 school year with business manager Heidi Hagen. The district expects to operate with $26,041,670 against expenditures of $39,510,006.
The board also reviewed proposed changes to the activities handbook with Activities Director Byron Westrich. Proposed changes include eliminating the family pass, increasing the cost of individual adult passes from $30 to $50 and allowing students to attend home events for free.
The elimination of the late return rule was also proposed, which allows students an excused late arrival to school following a late return from an activity (after midnight) the night before.
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