Lake Linden enrollment dips slightly, though still above budget

Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board members Jennifer Beaudette, Lori Ambuehl, Stacey Sedar, Kim Codere and Patricia Burton look at one of the district’s new buses during the board’s meeting Monday night. (Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette)

LAKE LINDEN — Enrollment at Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools declined slightly from the end of last year, Superintendent Brad Codere said at Monday’s district board meeting.

The district has 396.72 students at the start of the year, versus 400 at the end of 2018-19.

“We budgeted for 390, so we’re up from there,” he said.

The partial number comes from a seventh-grade student who is transitioning back to the district from the Copper Country Intermediate School District. The student will be with the district for an hour a day.

A sixth-grade student who was being homeschooled is also coming back to the school for two hours a day. An older child in the family had done the same thing, Codere said.

The board also:

• toured buses recently purchased by the district. The district bought the two-year-old buses for about $130,000. Features include an outside-mounted camera to monitor drivers passing through red lights.

• set the 2020 commencement date for May 22.

• approved hiring Alli Goldsworthy as food service/elementary aide.

• approved Casey Kivikko as the Superior AmeriCorps worker for the 2019-20 school year.