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June 19, 2013

ND to adopt new textbooks

ELNORA — The North Daviess School Board approved the adoption of new reading textbooks for kindergarten through grade six.

Reading Street from Pearson Scott Foresman will be used for the next six years beginning in the fall.  Text books fees for the upcoming school year will remain about the same for kindergarten through grade six. Textbooks for the junior and senior high will vary depending on the classes in which students enroll.

In other business

Superintendent Robert Bell said the school corporation has suffered a cut in Title I Funding for the 2013- 2014 school year.

“Our funding has been cut 9.87 percent which is over $42,000,” said Bell.


Bell said some adjustments to programs would need to be made due to the large budget cut.

Breakfast and lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year were also approved.

According to the USDA, Bell said that if the average price paid for lunch is less than $2.59, an increase of at least 10 cents must be made.

Breakfast prices for all schools will be $1.25 with the adult breakfast price being $1.60. Elementary lunch will be $2 and junior and senior high lunch will be $2.15. Adult lunch will be $2.50.

Aunt Millie’s Bakeries was awarded the contract for all baked goods. Aunt Millie’s took over the delivery of bakery goods to the corporation after Hostess declared bankruptcy.

Prairie Farms, for the 18th year will be providing dairy products to the schools.

Tammy Byrer was approved to teach Certified Jump Start Summer School closer to the start of the school year.  The next school board meeting will be held Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m. in the North Daviess High School library.

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