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School receives $2 million

Carrie Moore
Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013

At the Monday night meeting of the Custer School District Board of Education, business manager Lisa Fluck updated the board on back Impact Aid payments from the government.
“It’s been a rollercoaster, but the payments were received,” she said. “We were told it could be August or later, but with numerous phone calls, emails and information gathering, the payments were paid.”
The district received over $2 million from three years’ payments. It will also receive Impact A­id payments for the next three years. The only thing that could affect future payments is sequestration, which could cut funds by 10 percent.
“The fight’s not over,” Fluck said. “We are going to have to stay vigilant.”
Discussion on the general fund continued. The preliminary deficit for the general fund is $317,835. Recommended additions to the general fund would add $150,215 to the expenditures. These recommendations would include one full-time classroom teacher at Custer Elementary, a full-time counselor at Hermosa School, a full-time teacher at Custer Junior-Senior High School, an increase of .25 hours for the industrial technology teacher at the high school, an increase in hours for the paraprofessional at the high school, making that position full-time, and an increase in the administration office secretary’s hours, allowing the building to be open for a half day on Friday. 

At the Monday night meeting of the Custer School District Board of Education, business manager Lisa Fluck updated the board on back Impact Aid payments from the government.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, but the payments were received,” she said. “We were told it could be August or later, but with numerous phone calls, emails and information gathering, the payments were paid.”

The district received over $2 million from three years’ payments. It will also receive Impact A­id payments for the next three years. The only thing that could affect future payments is sequestration, which could cut funds by 10 percent.

“The fight’s not over,” Fluck said. “We are going to have to stay vigilant.”

Discussion on the general fund continued. The preliminary deficit for the general fund is $317,835. Recommended additions to the general fund would add $150,215 to the expenditures. These recommendations would include one full-time classroom teacher at Custer Elementary, a full-time counselor at Hermosa School, a full-time teacher at Custer Junior-Senior High School, an increase of .25 hours for the industrial technology teacher at the high school, an increase in hours for the paraprofessional at the high school, making that position full-time, and an increase in the administration office secretary’s hours, allowing the building to be open for a half day on Friday.

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