Minnesota Energy Representative Jeff Larson and Gene Salmi of Energy Service Group (ESG) attended the Aug. 23 Cloquet School Board meeting to present a rebate check for recent energy-saving upgrades in Cloquet public schools.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
After spending the summer embroiled in community meetings, Carlton School Board members have arrived at the exact perimeters for this November’s vote on an operating referendum for the district. At Monday’s regular board meeting, board members announced the referendum will ask for $1,100 per pupil unit for seven years.
While the faces of the children holding a bake sale outside the Carlton High School last Thursday were all sunshine and smiles, the atmosphere inside at the Carlton School Board meeting showed signs of impending thunderheads.
A special meeting of the Cloquet School Board was held Monday to determine whether a teacher’s absences due to a family death should be recorded as sick days, personal days or “deduct” days. It was the first time anyone could remember such a problem warranting a special school board session.
The weather outside was warm and bright, but Monday night’s Cloquet School Board meeting was anything but. Board members unanimously voted to terminate a total of 17 contracts and positions in light of potential budget short-falls.
Many of the cuts are
Brittany Berrens, Pine Journal
, March 25, 2010
All the snazzy cell phones, funky iPods, and other expensive gadgets that make their way to schools may mean fancy fun for students, but they spell nothing but headaches for Cloquet teachers, and a new policy is in the works to tackle the issue.
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