School calendar and possible referendum discussed

The Maple Lake School Board convened for a special meeting Tuesday, June 23, to approve a worker’s compensation insurance company for the 2015-2016 school year. Nick Lano of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. attended to present quotes and answer questions. Lano, recommending that the district end its relationship with AmTrust, had received three quotes from Accent Insurance Group, SFM Mutual Insurance Company and Dakota Fire (also known as RAS), which came in with the best terms as well as the lowest quote at $34,981. Lano recommended that the district go with Dakota Truck Underwriters (RAS), an opinion with which the board agreed unanimously. The district will see $2,622 in savings, as the 2014-2015 worker’s comp premium is $37,603.

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