July 21, 2011 at 9:09 a.m.
Following a day long retreat in which they identified their goals and made a plan going forward, the night meeting was brief.
The district renewed their agreement to be the authorizer of TRIO Wolf Creek Distance Learning Charter School. Although in the past it was just a simple agreement between the two schools and not much was required from Chisago Lakes, the charter school laws have become more stringent recently, but the district was happy to comply with them. "We just had a site visit not too long ago and made sure to do our due diligence," Superintendent Mike McLoughlin said. "We're very impressed by the program they have going on over there."
The agreement is to last five years through the 2015-16 school year.
The district agreed to terms with Fariview Lakes to provide an athletic trainer for the 2011-12 school year for $15,312. Fairview has been the provider for a number of years, but McLoughlin noted that next year the process may have to be opened up to bids because St. Croix Regional Medical Center expressed interest in providing an athletic trainer to the schools.
The bids for the water main projects at Taylors Falls Elementary and Chisago Lakes Middle School went to Wild River Contracting for the outside work and E & Z Testing and Repair for the inside work.
Wild River's bid for the Taylors Falls outside project was $21,300 and $15,200 for the Chisago Lakes MS project. E & Z's bid at Taylors Falls was $13,400 and $9,400 at the middle school.
Community Education was denied the East Central Arts Grant, but Director Bob Meyer was told that with just a little rewording and revision to their application, that they'd be a strong candidate to be awarded the grant, so the board approved a revised application to be sent to East Central Arts.