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Argos School Board Passes Resolution on Equitable Funding for Legislature

December 30, 2010

12/31/10 During their last meeting of the year, the Argos School Board approved a resolution to be presented to the Indiana State Legislature.   Dr. Jennifer Lucht, Argos School Superintend, told the Board the Resolution was authored by Richard Reese and Michael Daube from the John Glenn School Corporation.  They are asking school boards to pass this Resolution.  The Resolution points out that the funding to school corporations ranges from $4,800 to $12,000 per student.  The average tuition support per student for non-charter schools is $5,724, while the average tuition support per student for charter schools is $6,637.   The funding formula used in the State Tuition Support Worksheet is complicated and difficult to explain.  Dr. Lucht told the Board they hope to get the attention of the State Legislature so that the funding process would be more equitable and to simplify the funding formula.

The Board announced that the grant writing efforts of Brenda Baker had paid off.  Brenda teaches English and Social Studies for the Argos Jr. High.  She was informed that Argos school will receive a 2011 Target Field Trip Grant in the amount $700.  This will pay for field trip of the Eighth Grade to the Indiana Repertory Theater in Indianapolis this February.

Jon Alcorn updated the Board of the Argos Youth Soccer League.  The group was founded in 1981.  Last year there were 290 children learning the fundamental skills.  Jon told the Board that there were over 33 sponsors last year.  He thanked the Argos School Board for the use of the school grounds, the use of the copier and how the office staff was able to let the children and parents know if there were changes in the schedules.   Jon also told the Board how the school is free to use any nets, corner flags, soccer balls and paint to mark fields.  “The school is the center of the Argos community.” said Jon.

Teressa Welborn Correspondent