At last week’s Calumet-Lauirum-Keweenaw Board of Education meeting, the district approved the purchase of a front loader and a tractor to help with snow removal. Superintendent Chris Davidson says the first buy replaces an existing asset, but the tractor is something new.
The district handles snow removal with its own personnel, rather than contracting out to private companies. Given Calumet’s prolific snowfall, it makes more sense to keep things in-house, even after expensive equipment purchases. Davidson says CLK has to work closely with Calumet Township and the Department of Public Works during the winter period.
The district also passed a one-time COVID benefit for staff and teachers, made possible by assistance from the federal government through stimulus bills passed in the last year.