Winter sports successes, academic advances and good news for the facilities bond proposal were on the agenda at the Forest Lake Area School Board meeting March 6. Activities Director Joel Olson introduced coaches and members of swimming, gymnastics, dance and Alpine ski teams. Boys swim coach Barbara Vailodash appeared with diver Grant Taylor, a junior [...]
The Feb. 13 Times incorrectly reported that the Feb. 6 school board vote to add make-up days to the school calendar was unanimous. The vote was actually 5-1. Dan Keiger voted no, saying the district should add days in June instead of using staff development and work days. A Feb. 20 Times story said the [...]
In a unanimous vote on Thursday, Dec. 5, the Forest Lake Area School Board decided to go all out. The price tag to rearrange, repair and upgrade the district’s facilities will be $176 million – if the taxpayers agree.
Raises for school district administrators were approved at the Dec. 5 board meeting. The two-year contracts for directors, principals and supervisors cover this school year (2013-2014) and next (2014-2015). Salary increases will be applied retroactively to July 1, 2013.
How to get junior high students a performance stage was a major topic at Monday’s School Board work session. It was the group’s final meeting before members are expected to vote Thursday, Dec. 5, on whether to ask voters next year to support a levy for school facilities.