Fairmont Area Schools to receive $1.1M more

Thursday, June 13, 2019

FAIRMONT — The education bill recently signed by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz calls for an additional 2 percent in state aid each year for the two school years.

Fairmont Area Schools will receive an additional $1.12 million in education funding over the biennium, including $765,223 in general education funding and $199,838 in special education funds, as well as dollars to maintain 68 voluntary pre-kindergarten seats.

Superintendent Joe Brown explained that the amount of funding a district receives is based on the number of students enrolled, with a district getting so much money for each student.

Fairmont ended this last school year with more students than it began the year, which Brown noted is different from previous years.

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