Of the agenda items on which School District 2 Trustees took action Monday night, one was approval of the stimulus fund proposal, including 11 temporary positions. The nearly $1.8 million dollars received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will go to paying for the staff, as well as purchasing state-of-the-art technology enhancements and professional development programs.
Tom Racette, Director of Special Education for District 2, says that Title 1 and "VIB" programs are also included.
Racette outlines what is defined as "special education" in this case.
Racette says that now that the Trustees have approved the grant, the money can be spent immediately for every school in Sheridan County School District 2, with the caveat being the money must be expended by September, 2011.