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USD 398 school count drops only slightly

Staff writer

This year’s official student count for Peabody-Burns school district is only two less than last year.

That means only a negligible effect on next year’s school funding from the state, which is calculated on this year’s enrollment.

Superintendent Ron Traxson said during last week’s school board meeting that the official annual student count was a bit higher than he’d estimated beforehand. He’d expected a drop of about eight students.

Traxson also said the district needs to dispose of some hazardous chemicals in storage. Not all of them can be taken to the same place, he said.

School board members suggested they contact Bud Druse, county director of hazardous waste, for assistance in finding places to take the chemicals.

In other business:

  • Audit and financial reports were presented; and
  • An executive session for a student out-of-district request resulted in a vote to stay with district policy.

Last modified Oct. 19, 2017