MAYVILLE - A tuition rate of $7,219 for students coming from another district was unanimously approved by the Chautauqua Lake Central School Board on Wednesday, Feb. 27, yet another step in receiving an estimated 130 Ripley Central School students starting the next school year.
According to a prepared news release distributed at the board meeting, Chautauqua Lake will immediately notify Ripley school officials of the tuition number, "and then await Ripley's decision regarding designation (of CLCS) as the receiving district."
Officials from both districts have shared and discussed financial data as part of the process, "to arrive at a recommended tuition rate," according to the statement.
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Chautauqua Lake Central School Business Manager Dave Thomas provided some of the financial background used to determine preliminary tuition rates for students who come from other school districts to attend CLCS at the Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Feb. 27.
While Chautauqua Lake officials have emphasized Ripley students are not necessarily headed to Mayville in September, there is no public indication at present it would not be the choice if Ripley officials approve sending students to another district.
A proposal which could form the basis of an agreement between Chautauqua Lake and Ripley should be available to both boards before the end of March, according to a statement handed out at the meeting.
"Although mid-March was mentioned at the Weds. Feb. 13 CLCS meeting it now appears that a proposal will more likely be ready for consideration by late March," the statement read.
In other business, the board approved a $50 per hour pay rate for Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Barry Larson with a maximum of 600 hours annually.
"Weekly hours will be determined upon need," according to the employment agreement.
Christopher Rickerson, Ashley Sweeney and Heidi Hubert, all certified, were approved as substitutes, as was Courtney Gleason, who is not yet certified.