The task force has made its recommendation. The costs are in. The board has voted. Now it’s up to residents to decide. On May 20 a referendum will be held on a $176 million facilities bond.
For the third, fourth and fifth days this month, all classes and activities in the Forest Lake school district were canceled Thursday, Jan. 23, and again on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27 and 28.
Forest Lake Activities Director Joel Olson gathered high school coaches last week to announce his resignation, which will go before the Forest Lake School Board at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6. Olson will fulfill his duties through the end of the school year.
Former Linwood Elementary Principal Roche Martin is done working for Independent School District 831, but he will continue to collect a paycheck until April 30, according to a separation agreement finalized Jan. 3.
Former Linwood Elementary Principal Roche Martin is no longer with Independent School District 831. His resignation agreement was before the Forest Lake School Board Dec. 19 and ISD 831 Communications Coordinator Ross Bennett last week confirmed Martin’s departure.
Major players in the Forest Lake area are combining to test the waters regarding a long-contemplated amenity. The city, school district and Fairview Lakes Medical Center are going in on a market study to gauge interest in a YMCA and determine a building project’s feasible scope.