ACSD Board amends 2013-2014 budget during special session hearing

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee  Community School   District (ACSD) held a brief special meeting Wednesday, May 28 to hold a public hearing on the amended 2013-2014 budget, as well as to hear a few other items.
There were no public comments, written or spoken, during the budget hearing, and the amended budget was then passed. The amendment changed the amount of total support services from $4,640,500 to $4,975,000, with the reason being specified as “use of unspent balance.” The change will be financed from increased receipts and balances not budgeted or considered in the initial 2014-2014 budget.
In other matters, a joint sharing agreement for the 2014-2015 school year for a curriculum coordinator between the ACSD and Decorah Community School District was approved. The Board also approved holding a garage sale Friday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
In personnel matters, the food service director stipend for the Summer Feeding Program was increased to $1,000. Cooks’ wages for the Summer Feeding Program were raised to $1 per hour over the contracted wages for the Summer Feeding Program. The Board accepted the resignation of Nancy Einck from her para-educator position. The Board also hired Brooke Hudson as an Elementary Teacher/Special Education/Reading instructor at Waterville Elementary School, and as the seventh grade girls track coach.