Ada-Borup School Board Discussing Consolidation and PreK at Regular Meeting

Ada-Borup School Board Discussing Consolidation and PreK at Regular Meeting

March 10, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday morning. At the meeting, the board had an over an hour’s length worth of discussion regarding the PreK program and specifically the impact from the Norman County West consolidation, who has their own Head Start Program. Ada-Borup Superintendent Aaron Cook says the Ada-Borup PreK and the West Head Start will continue to be two different programs but will be offered in the same building.

The biggest concern brought forward during the public input session was a lack of communication to families, but Superintendent Cook says they worked hard as quick as they can to get information out.

Superintendent Cook added that the West Adventure Head Start program felt it would be most beneficial if the program was located within an occupied school. 

Cook also reported at the meeting they had met with the City of Hendrum to discuss how to potentially move forward with the Hendrum school after the districts consolidate.

And construction continues on the Ada-Borup School expansion. Cook provided an update on that as well. 

The Ada-Borup School also approved the purchase of two new school buses, approved the 2021-2022 school calendar, approved a 2 year contract for Superintendent Cook, and accepted the retirement of Renee Visser, who was with the district for 34 years.

Listen to the full interview with Aaron Cook below: