(AUDUBON) The Audubon School Board approved the Instructional Support Program at their meeting Monday night.
Audubon Superintendent Brett Gibbs said they will maintain their current Instructional Support levy and that will kick in for the 2013/2014 school year and go on for five more years.
“There were some districts this past year that missed the deadline to get that done and with the change in how often you can have elections and stuff we just kind of wanted to be ahead of it, so we just did it a year ahead of time to make sure we had continuity there and stuff,” said Gibbs. “We didn’t make any changes to it, it will remain the same levy that we’ve always had.”
Gibbs said the levy can be used for anything pertaining to the general fund, other than programs that have their own levy. “We use that to maintain staffing, purchase equipment… things like that,” explained Gibbs. “So, it pretty much just helps fund our general fund expenses so that we can maintain the programs that we have.”
Gibbs said there will be a 28-day waiting period in case the Instructional Support Levy decision is challenged and brought up for vote. However, Gibbs said with no increase being sought, he doesn’t foresee any issues with it.
In other news, the School Board accepted the resignation of Audubon Head Football Coach Monte Riebhoff.
“He’s been doing it quite awhile and he just thought it was time to step aside and his son is getting to the age where he wants to be able to go watch him play Jr. High Football and stuff next year and so he just thought it was that time,” said Gibbs. “So, the Board did accept it and we’ll be looking for someone to fill that position.”
Gibbs said Riebhoff will remain at the Audubon School as a Math instructor.