AlWood schools consider building improvements


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Posted Online: April 19, 2013, 7:23 pm
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By Sherrie Taylor, rnstytlr@winco.net
WOODHULL — AlWood District school board members this week discussed what work will be done on district buildings, now that a one-cent sales tax to benefit Henry County schools has been approved.

Superintendent Shannon Bumann said a priority project will be the gymnasium roof. "That project will be a couple hundred thousand dollars, a big ticket item," Mr. Bumann said.

The sales tax, approved in a referendum April 9, will bring in an anticipated $3 million annually. The money will be divided among the nine school districts servicing the county, with each school's share to be determined by how many of their students live in Henry County.

Passage of the tax "shows people in AlWood and Henry County care about their schools," Mr. Bumann said.

The tax goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, and school districts should receive their initial distribution about three months after that, he said.

The board also:

— Transferred $125,000 from working cash to the education fund.

— Accepted the resignations of Justin Miller as freshman boys basketball coach and Sara Humphrey as Middle School math teacher.


















 



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