Tag: Aaron Cook

Ada-Borup-West School Board Holds Special Meeting on Tuesday Morning

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School Board held a special meeting on Tuesday morning, May 17th to continue discussions in regards to an extended leave of absence request for Special Education Teacher Lisa Thompson. Due to an unfamiliarity with the request, which was an estimated 3-5 years, the board tabled their action at their regular…
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May 18, 2022 0

Ada-Borup-West School Board News & Notes fro April 12th Meeting

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday morning where it was announced that board chair Mick Thompson would be stepping down after many years of service to the board. Ada-Borup-West Superintendent Aaron Cook says the timing was right was right for Mick, who wanted to focus his efforts…
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April 13, 2022 0

ABW Superintendent Discusses Increased Costs & Increased Funding this Past Year

Ada, MN — Inflation and supply chain demands continue to provide challenges for everyone across the United States, and our local school districts aren’t exempt. During our recent conversation on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program, Ada-Borup-West Superintendent Aaron Cook says the rising fuel and food prices have made a big impact on their budget. Thankfully to…
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March 14, 2022 0

Ada-Borup-West School Board News & Notes from March 8th Meeting

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday morning, March 8th where they approved a new contract with Essentia Health, the purchase of a mini-bus, and a few different buildings and grounds updates. The contract approved with Essentia Health was for a K-12 Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, which Ada-Borup-West…
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March 9, 2022 0

Ada-Borup-West School Approves Theater and Paging System Upgrades

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday morning, February 8th.  At the meeting, the board approved a quote for updates to the Theater lighting and to the school paging system. Combined the two projects come in at around $300,000, but Ada-Borup-West Superintendent Aaron Cook says they are projects…
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February 9, 2022 0

Ada-Borup-West School Board News & Notes

Ada, MN — More news and notes from last week’s Ada-Borup-West School Board meeting held on Tuesday morning, January 11th. The board held their annual reorganizational meeting and set committee assignments for the year. Ada-Borup-West Superintendent Aaron Cook says there were only a few minor changes. The board also discussed some potential facility updates. While…
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January 17, 2022 0

Federal Vaccine Mandate Impacts ABW School District

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday morning, January 11th. A big of the discussions was the updated CDC quarantine guidelines and new Federal vaccine mandate that impacts employers with more than 100 employees, which includes the Ada-Borup-West School District. Superintendent Aaron Cook says they were hoping the…
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January 12, 2022 0

Ada-Borup-West School Board News & Notes from November 9th Meeting`

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday morning. At the meeting, the board received their 2020 year audit report from Brady Martz and Associates. Ada-Borup-West Superintendent Aaron Cook says everything looked good from the Ada-Borup side, but they’re still finishing up the audit from the Norman County West…
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November 10, 2021 0

MEA Weekend Offers Break for Students & Learning for Teachers

Ada, MN — Today marks the start of the MEA weekend! For students it’s a four day weekend, but for teacher’s it’s an opportunity for them to continue learning. This is the time each year that Education Minnesota hosts their annual Fall Conference, otherwise known as the Minnesota Education Academy. Ada-Borup-West Superintendent Aaron Cook says…
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October 21, 2021 0

Global Supply Chain Issues Impact School Lunch Menus

Ada, MN — A lack of products in the Global Supply Chain is causing a number of headaches for all industries, including construction, technology, and even the food industry. One of those most impacted in the food industry is our area schools, who have had to change meal offerings with little notice to students. Ada-Borup-West…
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October 19, 2021 0