Thursday, October 30, 2014

Schools getting more at-risk funding

By The Herald Staff | 5/14/2014

The Ottawa school district board will republish a portion of its 2014 budget to take advantage of additional at-risk funding awarded to the school district from the state.

After a public hearing Monday night, the board voted 6-0 to republish the district’s at-risk fund. Because of an increase in the district’s at-risk student count, the district is eligible for an additional $137,000 in at-risk funding, Jeanne Stroh, superintendent of Ottawa schools, told the board Monday. The budget line item will increase from $2,649,087 to $2,786,872, according to district figures.

The Ottawa school district board will republish a portion of its 2014 budget to take advantage of additional at-risk funding awarded to the school district from the state.

After a public hearing Monday night, the board voted 6-0 to republish the district’s at-risk fund. Because of an increase in the district’s at-risk student count, the district is eligible for an additional $137,000 in at-risk funding, Jeanne Stroh, superintendent of Ottawa schools, told the board Monday. The budget line item will increase from $2,649,087 to $2,786,872, according to district figures.

The additional at-risk funding will not increase local property taxes, Stroh said.

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