LPA School Board Moves to Closer Towards Building Referendum Decision

LPA School Board Moves to Closer Towards Building Referendum Decision

May 26, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Audubon, MN — The Lake Park-Audubon School Board is one step closer towards moving forward with a referendum vote that would decide the fate of a more than $20 million elementary remodel and expansion and potential middle school add-on. The board discussed during the proposal during a recent work session. Lake Park-Audubon Superintendent Dr. Paula Henry says they will officially vote on whether or not to proceed with the referendum and if so, what will be on the ballot, during next month’s meeting.

And while the price tag seems hefty, Superintendent Henry says the elementary is due for updates and the district needs the extra space to keep up with the growing community.

More information on the proposed referendum can be found at www.lpapavetheway.com.

Also at this week’s meeting, the board recognized the many generous community partners who have donated to the district over the past year. Dr. Henry notes that have received nearly $80,000 for various projects around the school.

The Lake Park-Audubon also selected Dr. Tim Godfrey as the interim Superintendent for the 2021-2022 school year. Dr. Godfrey will temporarily take over for Dr. Henry, who announced her resignation this spring, while the board continues to look for a full-time replacement.

Resignations of High School Math Instructor Patty Klatt, High School Science Teacher Katie Watland, and Kyle Haberman, who is the Activities Director, Social Studies Teacher, and boys basketball and golf coach, were also accepted at this week’s meeting.