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School district gets $1.6 million from jobs fund

The Hudson School District has been awarded just under $1.6 million as part of the Federal Education Jobs Act. The money which is to be used over the current and next school year is part of the $10 billion that was allocated by Congress nationwide to help school districts deal with staff shortages brought on by the downturn in the state and local economy.

The funds are part of $179 million from the education jobs fund allocated to Wisconsin. The money is to be used to cover teacher costs incurred as of August 2010.

At their regular meeting last week, the school board voted to use $810,000 of the $1.583 allocation toward salary and benefits included in the new district budget of $51.5 million which includes a tax levy of $27.8 million.

Five new teaching positions were added for the 2010-11 school year.

For more information contact the Director of Financial Services Tim Erickson at (715) 377-3704 or go online at

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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