Pequot Lakes School District: Board revises 2016-17 budget

Necessary structural repairs have been made and the district will have an excess of funds for the cosmetic repairs.The second storm caused a retaining wall at Eagle View Elementary School to collapse. … 13, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board unanimously agreed to make revisions to the 2016-17 budget.”Every year it is a goal of myself and Mr. The district currently enrolls 34 more students than anticipated, which results in roughly $230,000 in additional revenue that was not anticipated when the budget was created.Max recommended the district use a portion of general fund revenues as follows: $3,000 increase in the high school and middle school supply budgets, $120,000 to purchase an additional bus and van and $40,000 for technology lab refresh needs. The wall has been repaired with the state recouping 75 percent of the cost for repairs.The second variable pertains to enrollment. Classes will begin Tuesday, Sept. Lindholm (superintendent) to create a budget that can stand for the whole year. The remaining $60,000 in revenues would then be put into an assigned fund for future technology purchases.In other action, the board approved the district calendar for the 2017-18 school year. Graduation will be celebrated Friday, May 25, 2018.The board also agreed to accept 10 donations to the district.The school board’s March work session will occur Monday, March 6, in the school’s gathering room, while its regular March meeting will take place Monday, March 13. This year, we had a few variables that really couldn’t have been predicted,” business manager Jenny Max said. In its Monday, Feb. 5, for grades 1-12 and Thursday, Sept. Recommended for youHighway 371: CSAH 11 detour to start FridayPequot Lakes: Highway 371 expansion ‘on schedule’Trailside Park: Proposals shown at public meeting 7, for kindergartners, while the final day of class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Recommended for youHighway 371: CSAH 11 detour to start FridayPequot Lakes: Highway 371 expansion ‘on schedule’Trailside Park: Proposals shown at public meetingThe first variable relates to insurance because of the two storms that hit the district in the summer months.The first storm caused cosmetic damage to several buildings.