Culver School Board Adopts 2020 Budget

The Culver Community Schools Corporation’s 2020 budget was adopted by the school board Monday, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman. The total budget adds up to more than $13.9 million. Just over $5.4 million of that will be the Education Fund, and a little more than $4.5 million will be the Operations Fund. $1.6 million is budgeted out of the revenues resulting from last year’s property tax referendum.

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Enrollment Increase Prompts Culver Elementary School to Add Pre-K, First Grade Sections

The Culver Community Schools Corporation is seeing some positive indicators when it comes to enrollment. “I can tell you right now, we just added a third section of pre-K a week ago, and it’s already full,” Superintendent Karen Shuman told the school board during Monday’s work session on the corporation’s referendum money.

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Culver School Board Gets Breakdown of Referendum Fund Spending

Last year’s Culver school referendum is helping to fund teacher raises, LED lighting installation, and some new academic programs. Last November, voters agreed to let the school district raise property taxes by up to 17 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for an eight-year period. A breakdown of how that money is being used so far, as well as some future plans, was presented during a school board work session Monday.

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Pulaski County Attorney Responds to Culver Schools’ Bus Stop Question

A question about whether a school bus may use the easement alongside a roadway to pick up students has generated a response from the Pulaski County attorney but no formal action from the commissioners. Back in June, Culver Community Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman asked for a decision, after a Monterey-area family expressed concern with the pickup location.

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Culver School Board Fills Open Positions, Adds Girls Golf Team

The Culver School Board is gearing up for the start of the next school year. Superintendent Karen Shuman says board members recently took action to fill some open positions, “A new math teacher, a replacement of retired John Browder, and also replacing a special education position for our elementary and hiring a school psychologist and a speech pathologist that we’re doing through a contract.”

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