Lake Park-Audubon School Board Sets Threshold for Enacting Mask Mandate; Appoints Interim Board Member

Lake Park-Audubon School Board Sets Threshold for Enacting Mask Mandate; Appoints Interim Board Member

October 4, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Audubon, MN — The Lake Park-Audubon School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, September 27th. At the meeting the board had some discussion about mask requirements. While there have been positive COVID cases in the district, so far there has been little disruption or breakout cases. However, knowing it is entirely possible the board and administration discussed some thresholds for enacting a mask requirement, according to Lake Park-Audubon Superintendent Dr. Tim Godfrey.

The district does have authorization to go to online learning in an emergency, but the intent is to stay in-person as long as they are possibly able to.

The Lake Park-Audubon School Board also appointed Austin Veralrud to fill a seat on the board until 2022 election. However, Dr. Godfrey notes there was a little bit of a process involved as they weren’t able to host a special election for the seat.

In hopes of staying competitive in the market for substitute teachers, the board this week approved new incentives and increased pay for their subs as well.

And Superintendent Godfrey began the process of reimplanting school board committees, which were eliminated during a previous administration.

The Lake Park-Audubon School Board also had discussion about changing their graduation date to the weekend prior to Memorial Day. While a survey indicates that parents are in favor of that, the board tabled the matter for this year as to avoid any schedule conflicts.