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Barnum hires new elementary principal

The Barnum school board hired Melisa Maxwell as the elementary principal at its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 17. Maxwell is currently K-6 Dean of Students in the Isle School District and will start with Barnum in July or August, after the new financial year begins. The board approved her appointment as part of its consent agenda vote, with no discussion.

Representatives of the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative spoke to the board and explained that there has been legislation to apply for $6 million in state funding for a facilities project, totaling $12 million, to house all of the...