Moving forward in addressing safety and security concerns in the District’s buildings Monday, the Royalton School Board approved a budget of $2,000 to be used toward designing and estimates.
When asked if this would be enough. Supt. John Phelps said he felt it should be. If not he would request more.
Items to be addressed within the budget, in part, would include cost of replacing the fobs used to enter the buildings, possibility of adding more security cameras and the feasibility of relocating the elementary office.
Dr. Phil Gurbada, elementary principal, suggested staff be included in the building change discussion.
Royalton School Board Briefs
In other business Monday, the Royalton School Board:
• Recognized elementary teachers Chad Shelstad, Melissa Hammer and Amy Carlson for their leadership in making the fifth grade trip to Grand Portage an outstanding success and students Cierra Gottwalt a Central Minnesota Conference player of the week and Matt Kasella who was October Student of the Month and September Art Student of the Month;
• Approved the updates and changes to its Equal Educational Opportunity and Exposure to Hazardous Substance policies;
• Approved the wrestling pairing agreement with Upsala;
• Approved the prom transportation agreement with Trobec’s Bus Service, St. Stephen; and
• Approved a contract for the prom venue with Fair Hills Resort, Detroit Lakes.
Following its business meeting the Board went into a closed session to discuss negotiation strategy.
The next regular meeting of the Royalton School Board will be Monday, Nov. 25.