Hampton accepting out-of-district students tuition-free


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Posted Online: Aug. 12, 2014, 8:47 pm
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By Sarah Ford, correspondent@qconline.com
HAMPTON — Sixteen students who don't live in the Hampton school district have enrolled for the upcoming school year, the first year out-of-district students don't have to pay a $4,000 fee.

Superintendent Tom Berg encouraged the board to allow non-residents, including children of employees, to attend the school tuition-free. The non-resident policy needed legislative approval to advance, and once approved in June, the board voted in favor.

Board president Lisa Reynolds asked Mr. Berg if he was surprised by those numbers, and he said he was. He said the students are coming from Silvis, East Moline, Moline and Carbon Cliff.

"We can still consider applications for more students, especially from the first, second, fourth, sixth and seventh grades," Mr. Berg said, adding 225 students were registered as of Monday.

In other action, the board:
— Agreed to increase substitute teacher pay to $100 per day after a decade at $90.

"It was decent pay at that time, but now it might be hurting our substitute teacher pool," Mr. Berg said. "It's a tough job to do."

— Approved hiring Margie Martel as librarian, Lisa Delitt as reading paraprofessional, Myra Eystad as a paraprofessional/teacher and Dawn Stubbs as a paraprofessional.

— Heard from Mr. Berg that school hours will be 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the first seven days of school.



















 



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