The Kodiak Island Borough
School District is currently
weighing its options on how best to use roughly 90-thousand dollars in
construction funds it has received through the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act. KMXT's Erik Wander has more.
The stimulus money comes to the
district via the federal recovery act's Impact Aid Program and comes with very
strict guidelines on how it may be used. Speaking at the school board's work
session Monday, Superintendent Steward McDonald said the funding is a one-time
1 20 sec. "Initially, we saw some news ... then
expending those funds.")
said the district has three options for how it can spend those funds.
2 35 sec. "One of those options is ... high school if that opens up.")
to a question about whether the money could potentially be used for parking lot
paving, McDonald said it's unclear, but that there is a list of what the funds cannot
be spent on. He said that list includes renovating any part of school
facilities for which a gate fee is charged.
3 23 sec. "We can't use it for your gymnasium
... particular project.")
said that after determining exactly what the funding can and can't be used for,
the next step is determining how it can best serve the educational needs and
goals of the school district.
4 10 sec. "We're pretty sure what we ... and make a decision.")
Luke Fulp, director of finance
for the school district, said the funding must be spent by September 30th,
and that the district therefore needs to act quickly with the decision-making
process. McDonald told board members that further discussion will take place this
week and the district will have more answers at next Monday's regular meeting.