Hillsboro School Board News & Notes from April 12th Meeting

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (4/12/18)

Hillsboro, ND -- The Hillsboro School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday morning. At the meeting, they discussed the latest in the Tuition Agreement negotiations between Hillsboro and Norman County West. Hillsboro recently discovered that because of an odd funding formula, the Hillsboro school would only see about 25% of the money that comes in from Minnesota schools. With that being the case, Hillsboro hoped to come to an agreement with Norman County West that would increase the tuition agreement funding to help make ends meet, but they don’t appear to want to budge from the original agreement. Hillsboro Superintendent Paula Suda says the school district is being put in a tough spot.

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The Hillsboro School Board did approve their activity fees for the 2018-19 year. With costs of running extra curriculars going up, Superintendent Suda says they did raise fees to keep up.

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Also with summer break approaching, Suda says the board approved some tech purchases and maintenance projects to be completed over the summer months. 

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And with a handful of staff retiring or resigning at the end of the year, Suda says the board approved some new hires.

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The Hillsboro School Board also approved a tax exemption for Degelman Industries. The Hillsboro School Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.