Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves budget, hires new teacher

Newtown Harris School

The Newtown-Harris Board of Education has approved a budget for next fiscal year in which revenues are anticipated to exceed spending by nearly 22-thousand dollars.

Spending is estimated at about $1,535,000.00.

Income is anticipated to surpass expenditures for the current fiscal year ending this June 30th by nearly 22 thousand dollars. Newtown-Harris has a reserve fund of about 361-thousand dollars.

The board approved Paula Simpson as a Business and Family as well as a consumer science teacher for the upcoming school year. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University of Davenport, Iowa.

Persons wishing to be appointed to the Newtown-Harris Board of Education may apply through August 1st. The board has a position to fill because of the resignation of Julie Veach.

Superintendent Kim Johnson’s husband, Tim, has volunteered to do wiring work throughout the summer to improve the district technology connectivity.

End of course exam scores were presented to the board of education meeting, which included the number of students proficient or advanced. Those numbers were 88 percent in Algebra One, 60 percent in Government, and 57 percent in Biology and English II.