Verndale School Board: COVID funding covers broad spectrum of expenses
by Trinity Gruenberg
The Verndale School Board held their regular meeting on October 5.
They are predicting to be net neutral with the loss of students and the contingency they built into the budget last year. They will retain $2000 per student lost due to aid. The current enrollment is 510. They are budgeting for 535 and plan to bring a revision to the November meeting.
The Wadena County superintendents attended asking the Wadena County Commissioners for COVID funding. Verndale will receive approximately $35,000. Commissioners were concerned about double-dipping and were looking out for the taxpayers.
Current funding includes:
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief 9.5% ($2284) to be spent on summer school needs, mental health needs for students, staff, and families, and providing additional support to students from underserved populations. . .