A resolution was approved authorizing Superintendent Jeff Bertrang to work with the New Ulm Economic Development Authority (EDA), the City of New Ulm and Region Nine Development Commission for the development of a grant application to the Federal EDA.

Bertrang said grants will be used for the proposed career and technical education (CTE) program.

The second reading and approval of the school’s service animal policy were held. This is a brand new policy for District 88. Bertrang said Minnesota state statute requires the school has it.

According to the policy, a service animal is defined as any breed of dog or a miniature horse that is trained to perform work tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Other species of animals do not qualify as service animals.

The board unanimously adopted the policy.

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