Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
February 17, 2012 11:11 am EST


FREDERICKTOWN — At its meeting on Tuesday, members of the Fredericktown school board recognized the students and parents who have volunteered to serve as crossing guards, commending them for their dedication and a “job well done.”

Referring on Wednesday to the financial report she gave to the board, Treasurer Pat Miller said the amount of money the district receives from state school foundation funds has continued to decrease. She said, for example, the community school deduction was $177,000 as compared to $115,000 last year, and the district is bringing in $57,000 less in open enrollment than last year.

On a more positive note, Miller said the board received a $22,122 grant from The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County to be used for the purchase of 28 computers capable of meeting the software needs of the Project Lead The Way program. Miller said the letter awarding the grant said the foundation was impressed with the student representatives from the program. A $1,000 donation from Walmart for use in the Latchkey program was also accepted. The board approved routine fiscal actions, contracted with Kennedy Cottrell Richards to perform an audit required for the Ohio Medicaid School Program and renewed membership in the Metropolitan Educational Council.

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