Worth County Board Receives Financial Update

Worth County School Board members received a financial review of the fiscal year during their July meeting Thursday night.

The Worth County School District’s operating fund increased by 8.9% for the year. The budget did reflect revenue that came from the Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds. Worth County’s district does plan to organize a long term planning committee to determine the needs of the district and then develop of 1-,3-, and 5-year plan.

School Board President Tish Warner also led a discussion of goals for the Worth County Board of Education for the upcoming school year.

Worth County has posted a revised Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for the upcoming school year on the district’s website. That plan will be reviewed, and potentially revised, every 6 months.

Worth County’s board approved the application for the Emergency Connectivity Grant and the Agriculture Program Improvement Grant. The Emergency Connectivity Grant would allow for more students to receive chromebooks. The Agriculture Program Improvement Grant will be used to purchase tools for the Ag Shop.

A change order for the flooring work being done throughout the building was approved. The change allows for some square footage.

Chuck Borey was approved as the Special Education Administrator for the 21-22 school year.

Product and service bids were also approved at the session.