Bolt resigns from school board

Minneota Police Chief Bill Bolt has resigned his position as a member of the Minneota School Board, effective with Tuesday night’s meeting. His resignation said only that it was an, “immediate” resignation.

“It had nothing to do with the administration. I have the utmost respect for them, the teachers and staff and they do a great job,” Chief Bolt told the Mascot.

“I chose to resign for personal reasons,” he said. “I would like to thank Bill for his service on the board,” said Board Chairman Dawn VanKeulen.

The board discussed options for filling the vacant seat. Eventually someone will be appointed, but the seat will be up for election once Bolt’s regular term expires.

Superintendent Dan Deitte told the board, “Whoever is recommended for appointment must wait one month, then they can be approved,” said Supt. Deitte.

He added that, “The personnel committee can decide on a process, then discuss the process with the school board and then we can get names (for a replacement),” Deitte said.

The superintendent also said he’d like to have “a set process” to use whenever this situation occurs in the future.

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