In other business at the Oct. 9 Clarinda School Board meeting, the board:
Approved a request for modified allowable growth and supplemental aid for the 2019 fiscal year special education deficit. Districts can spend more than they take in for special education, but the excess expense must be covered by general fund dollars. The state allows districts to recover the spending authority for those expenditures.
Approved the 2019-2020 Consolidated Accountability Support Application (CASA). The application serves as a single place to enter plans for improvement and to streamline reporting of basic information for differentiated accountability.
Approved a donation from Delta Dental of $4,000 for two water stations, one at the middle school and one at Garfield Elementary School. The district’s nurse will also be involved in a toothbrush program grant sponsored by Delta Dental.
Approved a donation of $93.92 from the Democratic Party to go toward the purchase of school supplies.
Approved a sharing agreement for counseling services with the South Page School District.
Approved the second and final reading of a policy from the Iowa Association of School Boards regarding expenditures for public purposes.
Heard a report from high school band members about projects and activities in which the band is involved.
Heard a report from Principal Paul Henely on middle school academic performance and other topics.
Approved the hiring of Makenna Carson and Amanda Lawrence as middle school paraprofessionals, and Lori Haffner as high school paraprofessional.