Voters in the Nashwauk-Keewatin could be faced with a decision on a 10-year technology referendum this fall.
At last week’s regular meeting of the NK School Board, directors approved moving forward with next steps in the process for a ballot question on Nov. 8. The district is currently contemplating a $250,000 allotment for a 10-year period for the purpose of 1:1 technology.
In other business, the board:
• Approved the 10-year long term facility maintenance revenue application.
• Approved the purchase of Renaissance Learning Software, which will be used to assist student learning at the high school level. The program already is being utilized at the elementary level.
• Approved further discussion between the city and school district regarding the new Invest Early Center.
• Discussed the need for about $200,000 in budget cuts. Superintendent Lance Northey told directors that they need to establish a governance model then he will know what direction to take with cuts. The board is expected to conduct a special meeting on the subject this week.
• Approved a contract with Marzano for professional training.
• Denied a grievance from an AFSCME employee regarding seniority and made motion to support administration’s recommendation. Directors Lisa Peratalo and Joe Dasovich voted in opposition.