By Ted Lammi 

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.

“Sure, it’d be...

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