New superintendent Olson is in town, reports he and his wife have bought a house here

    For the first time that anyone in attendance could remember, Monday’s Crookston School Board meeting was canceled due to a lack of a quorum. Board members Frank Fee, Dave Davidson and Tim Dufault were in attendance, but board members Kari Miller, Patty Dillabough and Adrianne Winger were unable to attend. One had work commitments, Fee said, one was out of town and one was dealing with a health-related matter.

    Fee said nothing on the agenda was absolutely time-sensitive, so all of the agenda items will be moved to the Tuesday, May 29 board meeting agenda. Monday, CHS boys’ track coach Wayne Folkers and Activities Director Greg Garmen were also supposed to update the board and Superintendent Chris Bates on the track at Ed Widseth Field, which has been deemed unfit for track and field competition. That report will wait, too, until the board’s May 29 meeting.

    Jeremy Olson, who will start his new job as Crookston School District superintendent on June 20, was among the audience on Monday. Olson, who’s been hired to succeed the retiring Bates, said he was in town to continue meeting with staff at the three public schools, and he also reported that he and his wife and four daughters have purchased a house in Crookston.