The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education Monday night, approved the 2015-16 Modified Supplemental Amount application from the State for At-Risk & Dropout Prevention, which amounted to about $450,000. Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein told KJAN News that was less than the $470,000 they’d hoped for.
He said “I think people don’t realize that’s been implemented by legislature not setting the State Supplemental Aid last last year, because it’s being calculated on this year’s cost per student, which, if it would have been set, that would have been factored in,” such as two-percent. He said now, because it’s been calculated already, it’s going to be less than what we would have gotten,” (Under the old Allowable Growth formula).
Amstein said Maintenance Director Russell Peck also provided the Board with an update on projects that will likely need to be tackled this summer. That includes tuck-pointing, and a portion of the Middle School roof over the locker rooms that needs to be replaced. He also is working on a schedule for roof replacement that will take place over the next few years.
Amstein said the Board also approved an Early Retirement application and Early Resignation incentive for Barb Olsen, Middle School Cross Country Coach and P-E teacher at the Washington Elementary School.