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Audit shows stable fund balance at Delton Kellogg

Luke Froncheck

Contributing Writer

The Delton Kellogg Board of Education Monday received its audit report for the 2018-19 school year.

A “clean and organized” audit showed that the school district has a “very stable fund balance as well as no deficiencies in their internal controls,” the report indicated.

Superintendent Kyle Corlett said that, because the school's fund balance is over 7 percent, the school’s teachers will now receive a raise based on their prior negotiated contract. The board also voted to give bus drivers an hourly wage increase as well.

In other business, elementary school Principal Karmin Bourdo gave the monthly education presentation during the meeting. She outlined how they intend to raise recent test scores.

Bourdo's presentation focused on the strategies the school is using to improve the scores. One of her points was the student's new “WIN” time. The phrase, meaning “What I Need,” focuses on giving every student specialized attention and helping all students further their learning, rather than focusing on students who are struggling.

The board also reported on the Delton Kellogg Education Foundation’s recent fundraiser at the Delton Moose Lodge.

According to board member Craig Jenkins, an estimated 100 people were served and $830 was raised. Those funds were matched by a donor, bringing the total amount raised to $1,660. The DKEF gives scholarships to Delton Kellogg graduates and provides teachers with classroom grant funds.

In other Delton Kellogg school board news:

• An anonymous donor paid for all current Chromebook usage fees for Delton Kellogg students.

• The board approved the hiring Linda Blocker as a reading interventionist.

• The board approved the donation of land to Barry Township for upcoming construction of an amphitheater in William Smith Park.

 

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