Lake Park-Audubon School Board Approves Going Forward with Going to Voters for Building Referendum

Lake Park-Audubon School Board Approves Going Forward with Going to Voters for Building Referendum

June 30, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Audubon, MN — The Lake Park-Audubon School Board approved going to the voters this fall with a $21 million elementary building referendum. The district began planning for potential expansion and renovation of the elementary since the fall of 2019, but officially voted to move forward with the referendum at their school board meeting on Monday night. The referendum will focus mostly on the elementary, but Lake Park-Audubon Superintendent Dr. Paula Henry says there will be an additional question on the ballot relating to an expansion of Career and Technical Education.

The 2nd ballot question relating to the CTE expansion would be another $384,000 on top of the $21 million for the elementary renovation. More information is expected to be online via the www.lpapavetheway.com website.

Also at this week’s meeting, the board approved their preliminary 2021-2022 budget.

A number of new hires were approved this week as well, including a new Activities Director in Landon Schulz, according to Superintendent Henry.

And this was the last board meeting for Dr. Henry, who announced her resignation this spring. She thanks the staff and community for a great couple years at Lake Park-Audubon.

Dr. Tim Godfrey, the current Superintendent in Kemare, ND, will take over Dr. Henry as Interim Superintendent in July while the board looks to find a full time replacement.