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Ironwood district improves fund balance


November 20, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

THE IRONWOOD Area Schools recognizes four students, from left, freshman David Jarvenpaa, seventh grader John Balchik, third grader Markl Robbins and first grader Kira Kirby as citizens of the month for October at Monday's board of education meeting. October's virtue was fairness.


IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Schools continues to improve its financial situation, with the board of education passing a budget amendment Monday.

The amendment is part of the district's efforts to grow its fund balance - efforts which appear to be succeeding.

"The work we've been doing to reduce our spending so far this year, combined with an increased per-pupil amount and stable enrollment ... has resulted in an estimated fund balance at the end of the 2018-19 school year of $203,000," Superintendent Travis Powell said.

Assuming the projected...

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