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District makes plans for new state money

After School Board approval, the School District is submitting an application for nearly $1.8 million in Student Investment Account funds which would pay for an expansion of programs and more than 14 full-time equivalent employees.

The funds are derived from a .057-percent tax on gross receipts for businesses with $1 million or more in sales, created by the 2019 Student Success Act, which state officials estimated would raise $2 billion statewide, implemented this year. School Districts will receive the funding next school year.

The district has agreed on five priorities, including reduci...