LCSD hoping for federal grant funding: Cafeteria at EAC was completed in time for school start

Published 10:14 am Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Lincoln County School District Board of Trustees met Monday in a special called meeting to approve Title 1 and Title 2 grants.

The grants are for federal funds the school hopes to receive. Each grant is designated for certain programs, and generally speaking, the district cancels a program if the funding is not received.

Title 1 is the federal program that provides funding to school districts to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students.

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Title 2 grants typically are aimed at improving teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies.

In the 2015-2016 budget, federal funds make up approximately 6.7 percent of total revenue.

State sources provide the largest portion of funding for the district at 61.5 percent. Local sources follow with 20.3 percent. The remaining funding is received from 16th section land.

The board on Monday also discussed the Enterprise cafeteria project that was completed in time for the first day of school despite some worries from the contractors.

LCSD Superintendent Terry Brister said the old kitchen is being repurposed as a storage area for dry goods as well as housing some freezers. Kay Coon, Enterprise’s representative on the board, said she was pleased with how the project turned out.

The board also approved a request to move the first regularly scheduled meeting of September to Tuesday, Sept. 8, due to Labor Day.