VANDALIA — The Vandalia-Butler City Schools received nearly $77,000 from the City of Union Tuesday night.
The payment represents the first of ten payments as part of income tax sharing for the P&G facility that is in Union. The school district and Union have a 10-year Tax Increment Financing agreement on the facility. Union City Manager John Applegate made the presentation to the Board.
Superintendent Brad Neavin said that the money will be used to directly impact students.
“Whenever we see unexpected dollars we will spend it directly on the kids,” said Neavin. “The money will be put to good use.”
In other action, the Board approved Summer BASE Camp fees for 2016. The fees remained the same as in 2015 and have not been raised since 2012.
“I’m happy we found a way to not raise the fees,” said Board Member George Moorman.
Summer Aviator BASE Camp 2016 Fees
Registration fee per family – $50
First child in family:
Five day week – $115
Four day week – $95
Three day week – $75
Additional children in family:
Five day week – $90
Four day week – $75
Three day week – $60
The Board also approved an easement with the Christian Life Center that will allow the church to use a portion of the Smith Middle School property close to I-70 as a driveway. That portion of the property is currently unused by the district.
The Board also approved a pair of donations: $285 from Chipotle Mexican Grill to the Butler High School Student Congress; and a model rocket from Harry Snyder that was donated to the science department.
Finally, the Board approved a pair of out of state trips for students. The first will be the Morton Middle School eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. to be November 1-4, 2016. The second trip approved was for the Butler Marching Band to travel to Indianapolis November 10-12 for the Bands of America Grand Nationals competition.
Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.