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Arapahoe school to revisit Impact Aid funding agreement with RHS

May 17, 2015 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees has agreed it should revisit and possibly update for the next school year the Impact Aid funding agreement it has with the Riverton school district to assist American Indian students attending Riverton High School.

The assisted students are residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees accepted the funding of about $175,000 during its regular meeting in early April. The amount of money has doubled over the years, Riverton school district administrators said. And with the increase, Arapahoe administrators hope to emphasize the attention that particular group of students should receive.

"I still feel like they have an obligation to help our kids succeed at school District 25," said District 38 board chairwoman Charlene Gambler-Brown. "We would like to see more support given to them."

In addition, Gambler-Brown said they plan to meet with parents and students to listen to any concerns and communicate them to Riverton school officials.

"We're on the right track and we're moving forward," she said. "We want to meet with them to ensure they're getting taken care of."

Board member Lionel Bell agreed with Gambler-Brown that it was important to get more involved.

"We need to let them know they're still our interest," he said.

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