NZ looks to change in grants


NORTH ZULCH — The North Zulch ISD school board discussed an increase in funding they will receive from the state for their small school status at its monthly meeting Thursday.

The funding is for small school adjustments and available to similar institutions. The funding will be broken up over six years but won’t begin until 2018-19.

North Zulch ISD Superintendent Alan Andrus said they don’t know the official amount of the funding, but projects that they may receive about $75,000 in that span.

The board took time before the meeting to recognize students and teachers of the month for North Zulch. The students to be recognized for their hard work included Abree Schramm for elementary, Braddin Green for junior high and Skylah Graham for high school.

The educators and employees to be recognized by the board included elementary teacher Holly Ashley, high school teachers Nevin Nichols and aide Ashley Crocker.

The board also announced that their next meeting will include a public hearing to discuss targeted elements for district improvements required by the state. Parents and teachers will have a chance to hear the board’s plans for immediate improvements to the institution moving forward as well as voice any ideas or concerns that they might have.

The public hearing and next board meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m.

In other business, the board

•approved the Children’s Internet Protection Act Compliance Certification;

•approved enrollment waivers; and

• approved the hiring of an additional aide.