Red Wing School Board sets budget, hears about lighter football schedule
Football schedule change
Superintendent Karsten Anderson said the Red Wing High School football team will face some news opponents in the upcoming season. The Wingers have previously played Big 9 conference schools, but will now face off against the likes of Caledonia and Rochester Lourdes.
They'll play an altered schedule over the next two years, which will include one Big 9 team.
The change doesn't necessarily mean they'll win games, Anderson said. But the change will present a "fairer schedule" for the team.
There are two openings in the schedule, so the district is trying to look around and outside of the state to fill them. Anderson said it's possible they could play a team from Michigan, which reaches the 300 mile maximum limit. At this time it's not finalized, but the district is weighing all of options.
2020 budget approved
The Red Wing School Board unanimously approved the 2020 budget, estimating an increase of $3.745 million above last year. Board members Jim Bryant and Holly Tauer were absent from the meeting.
The district passed an operating levy referendum in November, showing an increase of $3.244 million in tax levy from the previous year.
General Education Aid will also increase to $324,487. Special education funding will increase by $119,753.
The 2016 building bond that was passed will also come off the books during the 2019-2020 budget.