Tanner Spawn, Business Manager for the Lake Superior School District, gave a presentation at last week’s school board meeting that outlined the 2024 budget and tax levy. The Board approved the levy amount of $4,947,802. Overall, 60% of the district’s yearly budget comes from income and sales taxes collected by the State, while 20% comes from the local property tax levy. Additional funds come to the District from the Taconite Property Tax Relief Fund. Spawn stated that the levy has been fairly level over the last six years. For a property worth $275,000, the levy amount will be around $450.
Michael Emerson has been hired to fill the Assistant Principal position at Two Harbors High School. Gina Kleive will replace Julie Benson as Principal. Benson is retiring in January. Emerson was one of five candidates being considered for the position at THHS. He was the Assistant Principal at Ordean-East Middle School in Duluth, prior to coming to Two Harbors.
If you’re looking to expand your horizons with interesting activities, check out the winter edition of the Ripple. The Community Education mission is to offer lifelong learning opportunities to all residents of the district. This winter’s offerings include morning and evening Lap Swim Sessions, Embroidery Basics for Kids, First Aid Certification, Yoga, Quilting, Belly Dancing, beekeeping, and Pilates classes to name a few. Most offerings are available in Silver Bay and Two Harbors. Additionally, there are Community Education Round Table discussions scheduled at Two Harbors High School (January 22nd) and at William Kelley School (February 8th). The Community Ed folks want to hear both your feedback and learn your thoughts about new ideas and programs that might be of interest.
Winter break starts on December 22nd and runs through January 1st. The next School Board meeting is scheduled for January 9th at 6:00 p.m.