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Arapahoe School honorees recognized at board meeting

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The district's Impact Aid grant application also was placed on the agenda to receive input from attendees.

Fremont County School District 38 gave recognition to its monthly honorees during a board meeting Monday.

Athena Moss was named Student of the Month for being an exceptional student, and Employee of the Month Cheri LeBleau was praised for "building positive relationships" with students and staff.

The board said Community Partner of the Month Holly Daverin was deserving of the award after showing a positive attitude and gathering consistent participation. Daverin works in the Indian Health Services dental clinic.

Grant support

Monday's board meeting also placed the 2014-2015 Impact Aid grant application on the agenda to receive input from attendees.

Board chairman Karen Brown explained to those attending that Impact Aid funding covers a third of the district's budget.

"It pays a lot for what the Block Grant doesn't pay for," Brown said.

The Wyoming School Foundation program's Block Grant provides school districts with funding based mainly on the number of students enrolled, the number of students in special education or by transportation costs incurred.

Brown listed supplies and the district's food service and Pre-K program as beneficiaries of Impact Aid. A parent committee also has been formed, she said, to help with recommendations on where that money should go.

Faculty member Pat Moss was the only one to voice his support during the meeting.

Pending audit

Business manager Connie Gay told the board a completed audit for the district has yet to be submitted. The auditors recently wrapped up the field work, she said, and are planning to provide that audit report to the board soon.

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