Upsala School Board

By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Following recommendations made by the Upsala School District’s annual audit report, the Board voted Nov. 28 to make several changes to current financial procedures. Upon his retirement earlier this year, former auditor Gary Paulsen sold Upsala’s account to Schlenner, Wenner, who was represented at the meeting by Mary Backlund and […]

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In other business Wednesday, the Upsala School Board: • Heard the teachers had turned down a proposed mediated contract. The district will now wait to hear from the Upsala Education Association; • Approved closing the meeting to meet with the district’s attorney to discuss allegations against an employee; • Accepted the resignation/retirement of Ken Solarz […]

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By  LIZ VERLEY, Staff Writer New three-year contracts for Upsala Superintendent Gery Arndt and Dean of Students Vern Capelle were approved unanimously at Wednesday’s School Board meeting. Arndt’s contract will allow him to receive $500 a month to be used for a health savings account. Previously his contract had no health insurance benefits, His salary will […]

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Other business that came before the Upsala School board Wednesday included: • Agreeing with Arndt’s expression of thanks to Nelson Insurance Company for donating popcorn bags for the concessions stand; • Approving donations from the Upsala Lions Club for $2500 for Dollars for Scholars, $500 for skating rink repair and $3500 for the Kindergarten Readiness […]

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By LIZ VERLEY Staff Writer It was good news for the Upsala School District Tuesday night, when the voters approved an increase in the district’s operating levy referendum. The question on the ballot asked voters to approve an increase of $500 to its existing levy of $450. The $950 will be available beginning with the […]

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