Selinsgrove schools plan for budget boost

SELINSGROVE—The Selinsgrove School District will have an expanded budget next year. The Selinsgrove School Board met Monday to discuss the upcoming budget finalization and expects an increase in state funds.

Superintendant Chad Cohrs said that also hope to qualify for a grant that could help improve literacy for students K-12 and provide the district with new technologies.

“One of the pieces are some kindles that we’re using in particular at the middle school for integration between the literature and the core academic subjects… What we’ve seen so far has been phenomenal.”

The Keystones to Opportunity Grant could prove invaluable for Selinsgrove schools. If the district qualifies for the 5th year in a row, it would provide an additional $700,000 for the 2013-2014 school year. Cohrs said that this could help cut costs for the district and bolster resources for Selinsgrove students. (Carrie Haines)

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