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September 25, 2017

8/30/2017 2:51:00 PM
Triton board updated on election procedures

By Karen M. Jorgensen

Election procedures, a soccer co-op with Hayfield and an updated facilities fee scheduled were all on the agenda for the Triton school board last week.

Sara Marquardt, the election coordinator for Dodge County, told board members she would be working with the district to work out details for the November levy referendum.

Procedures for the vote will be somewhat different this year as there will only be one in-person polling place at the Triton District Offices.

Minnesota has "no excuse" voting, she said, so those who wish to vote but not travel to Dodge Center may do so by obtaining an absentee ballot, completing it and having it witnessed and mailing it back to the county.

She said she is working to get election judges and have them trained.

The board approved a co-op agreement with the Hayfield School District for soccer. Triton and Kenyon-Wanamingo had co-op junior varsity soccer teams last year and this agreement adds Hayfield to the co-op.

The board also approved the fee schedule for the use of district facilities and equipment for the coming year.

For scheduling purposes the district divides users into five classes.

Class I is for normal school activities during regular scheduled custodial hours and includes school organizations, community ed activities, district or school-recognized booster groups, elections and caucuses, school board activities, school reunions and other groups that benefit the Triton School District.

Class II groups include Class I groups if outside of regularly scheduled custodial hours plus community athletic organizations where 100 percent of participants are Triton students, scout and 4-H groups, government agencies serving mostly Triton residents, community groups that hold activities benefiting Triton residents, district community church activities and other schools located in Triton communities.

Read the rest of the story in the print edition of the Star Herald.

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