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Grand Forks School Board mulls funding for at-risk students

The Grand Forks School Board will be considering the approval of $442,328 to provide at-risk students with support for academic achievement, according to school district staff.

The board meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Mark Sanford Education Center at 2400 47th Ave. S.

The money would go toward supporting reading assistance to at-risk learners at Century and Kelly elementary schools in Grand Forks and Nathan Twining Elementary/Middle School at Grand Forks Air Force Base.

On Wednesday, the district’s finance committee will discuss its overall budget and tax levy, which must be set by Oct. 10, according to district staff. Information on the new budget will be available then.

After the finance committee decides on a proposal, it will go to the board for final approval at its Sept. 29 meeting.

Last year, the School Board was faced with a $6 million deficit and made a controversial proposal to raise the property tax levy by 28.6 percent, despite a property tax relief measure approved by the state. After public pressure, the board approved a 21.6 percent increase instead.

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson is the K-12 education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald.  Contact her if you have any story ideas or tips and visit www.grandforksherald.com. 

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