Pelican school board keeps pay cutsPublished 11:05am Friday, August 5, 2011
The Pelican Rapids School Board, in light of continuing financial challenges, will keep its per meeting pay for 2011-12 at the same level as in 2010-11 which was a pay cut from the previous year. Board members will receive $75 per meeting.
School Board Chairman Don Perrin, entitled to receive more than the $75 per meeting, has again said he will accept no pay above $75.
The Pelican Rapids School District has made significant cuts over the last few years. These reductions have included classroom teachers,course offerings, extracurricular activities and supply budgets
There has been an increase in participation fees.
Recent levy referendums have failed, some by close margins. The school board has yet to decide if another levy vote will be held in the near future.
The fund balance has been spent down and the board has determined that any further cuts will diminish the quality program that Pelican Rapids Schools has to offer their students.
“We know that educating our youth is a very important job and we place a great value on providing our students with a quality education,” said Perrin. “As noted on our school website, we’re committed to doing our very best to provide a quality education to our students. They deserve nothing less.”Tags: Pelican Rapids, Pelican Rapids school district