The Nashwauk Keewatin School Board had an already packed schedule at its last reagular school board meeting of 2013. It included the district’s audit report, talk of the budget and a transportation contract.
And then there was the public comment, which is usually a pretty quiet part of the meeting, but hasn’t been lately.
First, resident Ed Bolf questioned board members about how much the district is spending in agreements with the Greenway district. Parents also brought up the appropriateness of a student-led online survey which asked students to comment on what they thought about educational opportunities and cooperation with Greenway. Other parents shared concerns about maintenance issues at basketball courts.
High School Principal Jeff Britten said the survey was student led and should’ve been taken down from the district’s website after last school year. He said student leadership will evaluate the results and decide how to act on the information. Superintendent Mark Adams said he would look into the maintenance issues at the gyms and would get information about agreements with Greenway to Bolf.
Later in the meeting, the board approved a transportation contract and heard good news about the district’s solid financial position from the auditor. Finally, the board also adopted a final levy payable 2014 in the amount of $706,354.