Aitkin Public Schools discusses moving Capital Projects Levy, Budget Reductions at March 15th meeting

Aitkin Public Schools discusses moving Capital Projects Levy, Budget Reductions at March 15th meeting

March 18, 2021 ---School News - KKIN/KFGI/KLKS/WWWI News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (3/18/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin Public School Board held their regular monthly meeting Monday night from the Aitkin High School Media Center to review the 2021 Grad Blast, Capital Projects Levy, and possible Budget Reductions. 

Julie Miller, mother of an Aitkin High School Senior and organizer for Grad Blast 2021, highlighted the upcoming events after the High School Graduation ceremony.

The Board moved to approve the transfer of funds from Basic Skills Extended Time of $69,760 to General Unassigned Funds. Approval was also given to hiring of Spring Sports Coaches, Youth Service Grants, the Sale of the Mid-Bus 2, and the current and proposed rates for preschool. Superintendent Dan Stifter continued conversation on unused COVID-19 days.

Stifter also spoke before the Board about moving the Capital Project Levy from August to November and the reasoning behind it.

Budgets Reductions were also discussed with Compensatory Aid and Staff Reductions for the 2021-22 School Year.

The Aitkin Public School is next scheduled to meet again on Monday, March 29th for a Work Session meeting with their regular meeting on Monday, April 19th from the Aitkin High School Media Center.