Last Thursday at William Kelley School, the Lake Superior School District voted to support a bill introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives by Rep. David Dill. The bill would allow Lake Superior School District to levy up to $200 per resident pupil per year for technology, which would generate an annual total of approximately $390,000.
Lake Superior School District Superintendent Bill Crandall said the district has a crisis management plan and each school has specific procedures in place designed for its building. The plans are reviewed once a year at minimum.
“It covers many different scenarios…from weather (emergencies) to situations like the shooting or whatever happens,” Crandall said, adding that schools work closely with local law enforcement, fire departments and rescue squads to coordinate their efforts should a large-scale emergency occur.
School district funding was on the minds of many commissioners at Tuesday’s county board meeting. In other meetings the county administrator and commissioners have attended, the Secure Rural Schools Act, Thye-Blatnik Act and payments in lieu of taxes have been topics of discussion.
In one of the only school districts in the region that didn’t close for last Wednesday’s winter storm, Lake Superior bus drivers were faced at mid-day with news that they would be driving children home at the height of a snowfall that dumped almost 10 inches on the North Shore.
With a 2-1 victory over the Hibbing Bluejackets in Cloquet Tuesday, Silver Bay advanced to the section 7A championship game. The Mariners face Chisago Lakes Friday at 7 p.m. in Cloquet with a berth at the state tournament at stake.
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