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School Board Preview: Board considers going paperless

The Morris Area School Board goes on the road to the Donnelly Town Hall for their meeting at 7 p.m. tonight.

Some items on the agenda include:

• A request for a two-day field trip for MAES sixth graders in May. According to the provided memo, the trip includes a tour at Hill Annex Mine, a tour at the Forest History Center, an overnight at Camp Mishawaka, a tour of the Soudan Underground Mine and a visit to the Museum of Mining in Chisholm.

• A look at goals and strategic focus areas for both buildings and the district as a whole.

The board will also consider a proposal to go paperless by by purchasing laptops for members. It currently costs the school board almost $1,200 a year in time and materials to provide school board members with information packets for each meeting.

According to Superintendent Scott Monson's memo to the board, the purchase price for the laptops and software would be recouped in a little more than four years.

The full agenda for the meeting is attached.

For more information visit the Morris Area School Board website.

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting.