Princeton School District Considering Career Ladder Program Participation

Princeton School Board members reviewed the draft proposal for their participation in the Career Ladder Program during a meeting held Monday night. The Career Ladder Program compensates teachers for additional responsibilities and their volunteer efforts done during the year. Under the program, state funding will account for 60 percent of the additional supplements. 40 percent of the cost will come locally. The grant’s appropriation will be reviewed annually. Princeton administrators plan to meet with staff on September 19th and conduct a survey to gauge interest in participating in the program.

Board members also received an update of the Princeton Ball Park Project. There is no set date for the completion of the project. There are several variables that would affect the time line of the project. Those would include weather, supply availability, labor/volunteers, and funding. The district will receive $300,000 from the Federal Land, Water, and Conservation Fund which is funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The construction of the Concession Stand and restrooms began this week. LED MUSCO lights will be added this fall. Fencing materials are expected to be delivered by late October.