The district has also made a decision to maintain a full-time agriculture teacher, which used to be a shared position with Orleans-Niagara BOCES, due to the popularity of the program with students.
High achieving schools have students who have less than three points between student groups, and schools that "beat the odds" are in the top 25 for poverty schools and have above-average student achievement comnpared to schools of similar demographics.
There is expected to be new safe schools funding this year from the state and/or federal government, but the details are still being worked out, Superintendent Frank Gallagher said.
Local real estate tax revenue needed to cover the school budget increase will rise almost $262,000, from $8.72 million to $8.98 million.
The Avon Grove School District's Committee-of-the-Whole held a facilities planning meeting on April 12, the final session in a series as the school board prepares to take a vote on a plan to address Avon Grove's facilities needs. Additionally, Rogers said money is being dedicated to hardening the school's entrances.
He has not returned multiple requests for comment, and the district has declined to comment. Also, four special education teacher aides were not needed anymore.
Combined, Lee Elementary School and Lee Middle and High School have 134 choice students. He said his desire to protect neighborhood based schools was one of the main reasons why he is running for the first time.
"We are confident that Dr. Frost's warmth and empathy as a communicator, coupled with her leadership skills and deep understanding of all things special education, will allow her to form effective partnerships with parents and staff as we work collaboratively to make D64's student support services second to none", said Superintendent Laurie Heinz in a statement. "It's a balancing act between those two really important goals", she said.
Fuller, the human resources officer, told Troidl about a call Wick placed to her when he was running for the school board.
"Right now we are have signage up for the ten ways to stop food waste in the servery as ways the students can help conserve their food waste and also myself and my staff speaking with the students, making announcements as they are coming thru the servery just to be conscious of just how much they are taking and how much they are throwing away and of course if they are not going to eat it maybe there is someone who can", Kooyers said. The district is set to receive almost $700,000 more in state Foundation Aid. The tax levy will fund 28 percent of the budget. "We are confident Chris" passion for learning and his dedication to maximizing every student's success will serve our district well.
The two have also clashed on a proposal to re-align elementary grades from two K-6 schools to one primary center covering K-3 and an intermediate center housing 4-6 and pre-K. Few school districts embark on a project of major scope without facing a degree of opposition along the way.