Levy could be renewed; Hagenah resigns
June 16, 2023
Carlton superintendent John Engstrom asked the Carlton school board to renew the current operating levy for another seven years. The per-student levy has helped Carlton with general operating expenses and was voter-approved twice. The Minnesota Legislature now allows school boards to renew, on their own authority, a voter-approved operating levy.
Since the funding is based on enrollment numbers, the actual amount each year varies, but in 2022, it meant roughly $400,000. Engstrom was not enthusiastic about asking for an increase to this amount, which would require voter approval.