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Coffeyville Board of Education to Discuss ESSER Spending, Retirement


The Coffeyville Board of Education will discuss several ways to spend the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund money at their meeting tonight.


The fund came about during the COVID-19 pandemic and is a $190 billion nationwide program to assist schools with creating healthy learning environments, returning students to classrooms and addressing local needs.  According to Superintendent Dr. Craig Correll, the board will vote to use about $17,000 of the money on new chairs for Coffeyville Elementary School.


Correll says the current chairs have been in use since the school opened and need to be replaced.  The board will also discuss using third-round funding to pay a retention incentive to all returning district staff for the 2022-2023 school year.  Finally, the board will accept resignations and retirements, including Indian Education Director Kris Crane, who will retire at the end of the year.


Correll says Crane has been a good resource to the district, having come out of retirement once already.


Correll is recommending Erin Lee to fill Crane's position, and the board will consider that recommendation at their meeting, which starts tonight at 5 p.m. at the education center.


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