McGregor School Board reviews CDC recommendations at January 24th meeting

McGregor School Board reviews CDC recommendations at January 24th meeting

January 26, 2022 ---School News - KKIN/KFGI/KLKS/WWWI News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (1/27/22)

(McGregor, MN) — The McGregor School Board Monday night received an update on the Referendum Building project and talks on their bus fleet while touching on personnel changes from the High School Library.

Brain Lonquist with Nexus touched on the week of work ahead for the building expansion for McGregor Schools.

Lonquist also mentioned that brick selection will be decided upon in the coming weeks to best match the previous building’s look.

Eric Kulju spoke to the Board on the current outlook of the District’s bud fleet.

Superintendent and Elementary Principal Brad Johnson opened the discussion on the topic of COVID isolation time for CDC guidelines.

School Nurse Allison Paquette presented that policing these recommendations could be more hazardous for all.

The motion to follow the CDC recommendations of 5 days of quarantine for staff and students as long as they are 24 hours symptom free was dropped due to lack of a second. The Board  approved on setting the guidelines of staff returning to work after 5 days or quarantine and students after 10 days.

The School Board approved donations from the St Paul/MN Foundation and Sam Oden Memorial Fund for $6,000 for hte ice skating rink, MLEC of $5,249.96 to the general fund, Minnewawa Sportsmen’s Club of $10,000 for boys and girls basketball, Tim and Teri Arnold of $250 for the sophomore class, Lawler Area Community Club of $1,000 for picnic table supplies, and Jill Crawford of $45 to the general fund.

Approval was also given for the Youth e-cigarette Prevention and Cessation Initiative Grant in the amount of $125,000 each year for two years. The retirement of Linda Hugill as high school special education teacher, Jon Jacobs as high school football head coach, and Bryce Koehler as assistant football coach.

The McGregor School Board meets for a work session on Monday, February 14th at 6pm and their regular meeting will be on February 28th.