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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

New year, same topics for Carlton School Board


January 18, 2019

Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

The 2019 Carlton School Board members and newly elected officers are, clockwise from top left, Treasurer Tim Hagenah, Clerk Sue Karp, Vice Chair Ann Gustafson, Jenn Chmielewski, Sam Ojibway and Chair LaRae Lehto.

The new Carlton School Board elected officers with little tension during its first meeting Jan. 10, but ended up deadlocked on proposed wages for the board itself, voting three times on different proposals and ending each time 3-3.

In the end, they passed a temporary measure to keep the wages where they were - $37.50 per meeting plus $1,000 per year - and moved the discussion to Monday's Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting.

In addition to board wages, discussion about several more-contentious topics raised by board members at the otherwise fairly routine organizational meeting Jan. 10 wer...

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