The Culver Community Schools Corporation will boost some of its cash reserves, thanks to a special distribution of funds from the state. Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell told the school board Monday that the corporation’s getting about $47,000, which will be placed in its Rainy Day Fund.
In total, Indiana is releasing $435 million in Local Option Income Tax funds to local government entities. While school corporations must put their share of the money in Rainy Day Funds, cities and towns are required to use most of it for transportation projects.
Also during Monday’s meeting, the school board formally accepted the retirement of longtime teacher Peggy Arquette. School board member Ryan Sieber thanked Arquette for her 32 years with Culver Schools. “There’s always those teachers that have touched many, many [students] and even multiple generations, so that’s awesome we had her here as long as we did,” said Sieber.
The school board also received an update Monday on the elementary school science fair, and some of the winners had the chance to present their projects to the board. In total, this year’s science fair included 42 projects, with 50 students taking part.