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By Lois E. Johnson
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Final levy for Moose Lake School may go down


September 26, 2019

The levy for the Moose Lake School District will probably go down, reported Business Manager Kara Burn to the Moose Lake School Board at its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 16.

“The taxpayers will see the levy go down 14 percent,” she told the board. “We no longer will be receiving funds for the maintenance of the old school.”

The board certified the preliminary 2019 levy, payable in 2020, at the maximum amount. The final levy will be set in December after the Truth in Taxation meeting at 6:01 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.

JoJo Fossum, a sophomore, was introduced as the new student representative to the board. Fossum said that she is involved in many school activities, including serving on the Student Council.

Spencer Walton was introduced to the board. He is the new instrumental band and K - 2 elementary music teacher, said Superintendent Robert Indihar.

Elementary Principal Kraig Konietzko announced that PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) is starting in Moose Lake Elementary. Students will taught the five-step voices, from outside voices to school voice in the hallways.

He also spoke about the Walk and Bike to School Day on Oct. 2. Konietzko said that Oct. 2 is a PLC (Professional Learning Community) day and there will be no school. The walk and bike to school day may be held on Oct. 1 or 3, or the students could just walk on the track on Oct. 2. More information will be released to the parents when it is available.

High School Principal Billie Jo Steen announced that Pine County will no longer have a truancy officer but a truancy officer will still be available in Carlton County.

Steen also said that October is Bullying Prevention Month. “Bullying Awareness will be presented to the students in seventh and eighth grades,” she said. “Bullying decreases as the students get older.”

In other business, the board accepted a $500 donation from the Northern Pine Riders Snowmobile Club to be applied to outstanding lunch bills.

The next meeting of the board was set for Monday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m.


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