Weather Forecast


LP-A finalizes summer rec program, staff

With a little less than two weeks left before classes end for the summer, the Lake Park-Audubon School Board made final staffing decisions for the district’s summer recreation and day camp programs at its Monday night meeting.

Andrew Weber will be the summer recreation coordinator, supervising the district’s t-ball, pitch-and-hit, baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and golf programs starting in June.

Jackson Nelson will be the head coach of the Little League baseball program, while Mitchell Hall will serve as his assistant.

Cheyanne Nelson and Kayla Olson will serve as assistants for the t-ball and pitch-and-hit programs, while Jessie Swegarden will serve as head coach of the Ponytails program, and Tom Vohnoutka will be the PeeWees’ head coach.

For the summer day camp program, which runs 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the LP-A High School in Lake Park, Jessica Andres and Chris Meyer will serve as supervisors.

In other staffing news, the board renewed contracts for the following tenured teachers: Anthony Grieve, 1.0 FTE social studies, and Cole Wixo, 1.0 FTE construction careers and social studies.

Probationary contracts for health and physical education instructor Nicholas Paur (1.0 FTE), and visual arts teacher Claire Danner (1.0 FTE) were also renewed, while English instructor Anthony Bryant was also reinstated to his full-time position after he completed the necessary requirements for licensure. The board also granted probationary renewal of Bryant’s contract during the meeting.

In addition, the board approved the advertisement of several open positions with the district, including openings for a business education instructor; special education instructor; and a full-time position at the high school for a person to teach reading and math as well as serving as an attendance coordinator for the district.

The board also approved advertising for a summer technology assistant to work with district technology coordinator Bob Henderson.

After accepting the resignation of head volleyball coach Mike Summers, the board also approved a motion to advertise for a new head coach to take over the program in 2013-14.

In other business, the board discussed the fact that two bids had been received for the purchase of the old LP-A High School building.

A special board meeting is expected to be scheduled for sometime next week, after the buildings and grounds committee has had a chance to review the proposals — one of which had been received just a few hours prior to Monday’s board meeting, according to Superintendent Dale Hogie.

Follow Detroit Lakes Newspapers reporter Vicki Gerdes on Twitter at @VickiLGerdes.

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

(218) 844-1454